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Nov06

5th Annual CB Tech Potato Days

5th Annual CB Tech Potato Days

On November 5th and 6th, Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center (CB Tech) located in Moses Lake held their fifth annual “Potato Day". CB Tech provides a hands-on learning experience for high school students with various technical skills and serves mainly Junior and Senior students from 11 school districts in the Basin.

Oct23

RECORD BREAKING ATTENDANCE AT PMA FRESH SUMMIT

RECORD BREAKING ATTENDANCE AT PMA FRESH SUMMIT

PMA Fresh Summit was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, attracting a record-breaking 24,000 attendees.

Oct03

2020 WSNA Recipe Contest..Starts Now!

2020 WSNA Recipe Contest..Starts Now!
Enter your favorite Washington potato recipe for a chance to win an all expense paid trip to the 2020 Washington School Nutrition Association Conference, a $100 Visa Gift Card, and bragging rights for a year!
 
Sep26

CELEBRATE FARM-TO-SCHOOL CONNECTIONS WITH TASTE WASHINGTON DAY ON OCTOBER 2ND

WSDA Farm to School and the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) with support from Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Child Nutrition (OSPI), partner to sponsor Taste Washington Day, an annual celebration of Washington grown foods served in school meals during the fall harvest season. Schools connect with local farms to make the most of our bountiful fall harvest, and use Taste Washington Day to kick-off Farm to School Month in October. It’s the 9th year in a row for this event that celebrates, facilitates and encourages partnerships between farmers and schools to feature Washington-grown foods in cafeteria meals.

Sep19

2019 Riverfest

2019 Riverfest

WSPC staff had the opportunity to share just how important dams are to agriculture at the 2019 Riverfest event!

Sep05

Drive with Caution

Drive with Caution

With harvest in full swing, make sure you are being courteous and sharing the road with large farm vehicles! Follow the tips below and make the roads a safe place for everyone.

Aug06

2019 WSNA Recipe Contest

2019 WSNA Recipe Contest

Another successful year of teaming up with the Washington State School Nutrition Association is in the books! This year, the Washington State Potato Commission did things a bit differently-we decided to host the 1st annual School Nutrition Recipe Contest! Contestants from across the state submitted their USDA approved school recipes for a chance to win a free trip to the summer WSNA conference with paid mileage and more! Brandy Tucker, Director of Operations and Marketing at WSPC, presented four winners with a special plaque and recognize contestants for their creativity at the Washington School Nutrition Association’s conference in Spokane. Tucker stated “We are so impressed by the devotion of those involved in feeding kids all across the state. WSPC wants to recognize everyone for their hard work.”

Jun19

2019 Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

2019 Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

On June 7-8th WSPC Staff and Commissioners were at it again exhibiting at the 2019 Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. The purpose of this event is to come together and raise money to support St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Runners enjoyed great views across the city, and some runners got to sport some Powered by Potatoes swag.

May22

Bloomsday 2019

Bloomsday 2019

On May 3-5th WSPC staff were back at it again and exhibiting at the 2019 Bloomsday Tradeshow and Race! The purpose of this event was to come together as a community to support healthy lifestyles for our youth, families, and athletes. As a sponsor WSPC had the opportunity to share information, recipes, fresh potatoes and athletic gear with more than 30,000 athletes in Spokane.

Apr19

2019 NW Foodservice Show

2019 NW Foodservice Show

Earlier this week the Washington State Potato Commission...

Mar21

CHEFS GET CREATIVE WITH WA POTATOES AT NW WOMEN’S SHOW

CHEFS GET CREATIVE WITH WA POTATOES AT NW WOMEN’S SHOW

On March 9th & 10th WSPC had the opportunity to exhibit at the Northwest Women’s Show in Tacoma, WA. There was a lot of excitement in the air that weekend

Feb12

WSDA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) - Train the Trainer Event – Mount Vernon, WA

This two-day bilingual (Spanish and English) program provides farm trainers with knowledge and skills to effectively deliver pesticide safety training for pesticide handlers and agricultural workers as mandated by the state and federal Worker Protection Standard regulations.

Feb04

Chef Kirsten Helle at the NWWS

Chef Kirsten Helle at the NWWS

Chef Kirsten Helle Sandoval is the founder of Mesa de Vida Healthy Global Gourmet. Mesa de Vida is proud to be a 100% woman, minority owned and operated family food business. Kirsten is a personal chef to professional athletes and high profile clients and has worked for several of our local Super Bowl and WNBA Champions. Kirsten has been on The Food Network, and the cover of Woman's Day and Woman's World magazines, sharing her passion for healthy cooking, and her inspiring story that started with her setting out to create a healthy family legacy, and accidentally to losing over 100 pounds.

Feb01

2019 Olympia Potato Day

2019 Olympia Potato Day

This week potato farmers gathered in Olympia meeting with state legislators, staff members, and agency personnel. Family potato farm perspectives were shared, communicating various challenges, and expressing the need to fund soil health research.

Jan17

2019 Washington Oregon Potato Conference

2019 Washington Oregon Potato Conference

The 2019 WA/OR Potato Conference and Trade Show is here!

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