What Makes Colorado Potatoes Better?
Nestled between the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountains along the Rio Grande River, Colorado’s San Luis Valley provides the perfect setting for growing exceptional potatoes.
With 350 days of sunshine a year, San Luis Valley potatoes are packed with important sun-drenched nutrients, yet at an elevation of 7600 feet, our summer temperatures remain mild – ideal for potatoes and potato farmers alike. Plus the surrounding mountains provide an abundant supply of pure mountain water from the annual snow melt. Our high altitude also naturally decreases the likelihood of disease and pests. Our rich soil contains unique mineral deposits as the valley was an ancient lake bed and minerals are continuously deposited here from the numerous mountain rivers. These ideal growing conditions have made the San Luis Valley the second largest fresh potatoes region in the U.S.