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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!

Jan02

2019 NW Women's Show

2019 NW Women's Show

Plan a girls day outing and buy your friends or family members tickets to the 2019 NW Women’s Show in Tacoma, WA! This year's show will feature everything from cooking to beauty products, you don’t want to miss it…even Mario Lopez will be in attendance! WSPC staff and commissioners will be exhibiting at the show, in fact, we are teaming up with several chefs who will give one-hour cooking demos for the potato loving crowds

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”.

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