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Dec10

2019 WSNA Recipe Contest

2019 WSNA Recipe Contest

Don't miss your chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the 2019 Washington School Nutrition Association conference in Spokane! 

Nov28

WSPC Visits the Apple Cup

WSPC Visits the Apple Cup

WSPC Commissioners and staff members had a blast, serving FREE baked potatoes in the Field House at the 2019 Apple Cup! The hungry crowds loved our product and were able to head over to the game with warm full bellies on the snowy evening.

Nov13

CB Tech Holds Fourth Annual Potato Day

CB Tech Holds Fourth Annual Potato Day

Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center (CB Tech) located in Moses Lake held their fourth annual “Potato Day”. This year potato day was extended into a 3-day event. approximately 1,600 fifth grade students from the Moses Lake, Soap Lake, Royal, and Othello school districts came to participate.

Nov09

Potato News and Nutrition

Potato News and Nutrition

Without a doubt, potatoes are a great option for athletes, health enthusiasts, or on-the-go families. Check out the Potato Monthly Food and Nutrition newsletter below for more information on nutrition science, food policy, labeling and safety.

Nov06

2018 Potato Art Show

2018 Potato Art Show

Don’t forget to stop by the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center for the Reheated: Baked, Mashed or Fried Potato Art Show. This gallery is a revamp from the museum’s previous annual potato art show “Baked, Mashed or Fried”.

Oct08

French Fry Nutrition

French Fry Nutrition

French Fries often get a bad reputation and are labeled as non-nutritious food. We are here today to prove that reputation wrong! According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, French Fried potatoes can be apart of a healthy diet when eaten in moderation. Just like any other form of potatoes, French fries deliver important nutrients like fiber and potassium.

 

Sep04

River Fest 2018

September 8, 2018

River Fest

This upcoming September 8th hop in the car and head to Columbia Park in Kennewick for one last summer road trip. Take your kids to a fun and education filled event at Riverfest 2018! Riverfest 2018 helps to educate parents and kids on how navigation, irrigation and power help run the dams that are so important to our agriculture process.

Aug30

Western Food Service Show

Western Food Service Show

This week, WSPC staff traveled to Los Angeles, California for the Western Food Service and Hospitality Expo. The three-day convention featured everything from healthy foods to coffee. Staff members were able to speak with chefs, distributors, restaurant owners, school system employees, and TV show hosts. WSPC staff passed out free potato peelers, recipes, and information to over 6,000 people! 

 

Aug13

WSNA 2018

WSNA 2018

Last week, school meal program employees gathered at the Tacoma Convention Center to attend the annual Washington School Nutrition Association Conference. This event allows attendees to participate in nutritional classes and learn about new products that can be incorporated into school meal menus!

Aug02

2018 Fry Day Tour

2018 Fry Day Tour

…and that’s a wrap! WSPC has officially completed our summer FryDay program. Over the last two months, we have had the opportunity to travel across the state and share FREE Washington fries with excited community members! We visited many different cities on our tour including Moses Lake, Redmond, Ritzville, Othello, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, Leavenworth, and Quincy.

Jul27

Sedro-Woolley Fry Day

Sedro-Woolley Fry Day

As many of you already know Friday, July 13th was National French Fry Day!! How did you spend your Friday? WSPC staff members spent our day passing out FREE Washington Fries in Sedro-Woolley, WA! The shoestring fries donated by Lamb Weston were a crowd favorite. 

Jul23

ChelanMan 2018

ChelanMan 2018 Booth

After several months of preparation, WSPC kicked off our Powered by Potatoes campaign at the 11th annual ChelanMan Triathlon in Chelan, WA! The purpose of this race is 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, and athletic gear with more than 1,400 athletes in Chelan last weekend.

Jul16

Careers in Agriculture

WA Potato Outside Storeage

In Washington, the agriculture industry is responsible for creating nearly 36,000 jobs and contributes $7.4 billion dollars to the economy. Clearly there are many different job opportunities in the agriculture industry, but today we are going to focus on the job of an agronomist. Agronomists are also known as crop production specialists or crop scientists.

Jun28

2018 Washington Brewers Festival

2018 Washington Brewers Festival

On Father’s Day weekend, WSPC continued our mission to share FREE Washington potatoes throughout our great state. Early Friday morning, we loaded up and headed over to western Washington for the weekend where we attended the 13th Annual Brewers Fest in Redmond.

Jun27

CB Tech Competition

CB Tech Competition

We had the pleasure of partnering with Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center’s video game programming team. By doing this, students at CB Tech gain skills in their desired profession and 5th graders get to have fun testing potato video games.

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