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ROAD TO 1 MILLION POUNDS OF POTATOES

Monday, 04 May 2020 Blog & News

Washington State Potato Commission at Three Rivers Convention Center Kennewick, WA May 8, 2020 at 11:00am The potato growers of Washington are continuing their mission to get 1 million pounds of the 1 billion pounds of unprocessed potatoes to those in need. Ninety percent of all the potatoes grown in Washington State are sold to restaurants and other food service establishments. With so many...

Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 Blog & News

Happy Earth Day everyone! Here in Washington State, our potato growers go out of their way to help protect and preserve the environment so their fields and our lives can be as healthy as possible. 99% of the farms in Washington are family-owned. As stewards of the land-soil health and resource preservation is more important than ever to growers, so they can keep their farms going for...

Cheesy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 Blog & News

Air fryer breakfast potatoes with bell peppers topped with cheese are great with eggs, or make breakfast for dinner some night! Cheap and full of flavor. Have you tried making air fryer breakfast potatoes yet?? There’s tons of flexibility to these. Add onions and bell peppers or not. Smother with cheese or leave plain with just salt and pepper. Either way it’s a favorite air fryer recipe...

FARMERS DONATE TRUCK LOADS OF POTATOES

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 Blog & News

The foodservice industry shutdown has resulted in processed potato production slowing or stopping altogether. This is causing huge economic impacts on the potato industry. With about 1 billion pounds of potatoes that were in storage ready to be processed into french fries, wedges, tots and hash browns, the shutdown has left the farmers with a harvested crop unable to be processed, and a new...

Ground Beef Potato Casserole By The Typical Mom

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 Blog & News

Cheesy ground beef casserole with potatoes is perfect for breakfast or a potluck! Like cheeseburger scalloped potatoes, this will become a family fave. We have the best ground beef casserole your family will love! This cheesy ground beef casserole with potatoes has been an Easter side dish as well as a breakfast brunch item at our house. Try it and see what all the hype is about! Sponsored by...

COVID-19 outbreak and the state’s food supply network

Monday, 30 March 2020 Blog & News

 Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) director Derek Sandison released the following statement regarding agriculture, food production, and food distribution. Agriculture and food production is an essential industry that feeds our communities and serves a vital role in the state’s economy. I want to extend my personal thanks to our farmers and ranchers and to all the...

WHITE POTATOES ARE AN EFFECTIVE WHOLE FOOD EXERCISE RECOVERY OPTION

Monday, 27 April 2020 Blog & News

A new study, published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, shows that when recreationally active men and women eat white potatoes after exercising, glycogen is regenerated as effectively as it is with commercial sports nutrition products. This was the first ever study conducted investigating potatoes’ role in post-exercise recovery and demonstrates how whole food carbohydrate...

FOOD BANKS IN WASHINGTON STATE NEED YOUR HELP

Monday, 06 April 2020 Blog & News

Many families in Washington state depend on food banks for their food security. Recently,  with businesses closing resulting in rising unemployment, many people are having to look to their local food bank for the very first time.  It has put an immediate additional strain on these small organizations doing their best, oftentimes with fewer volunteers. If you’re...

CAN YOU HELP FIGHT HUNGER?

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 Blog & News

COVID-19 is creating significant disruptions to daily life in the Inland Northwest. During this crisis, more people than ever may need to turn to a food bank or pantry to get essential groceries.  You can help folks in our community during this time.  Please keep us in mind when product is available to donate.  Your donation will help stabilize our food supply chain to keep pace...
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Encouraging school foodservice operators to use more poatoes

Encouraging school foodservice operators to use more poatoes

As America’s Favorite Vegetable, potatoes can help provide students with the nutrients and energy they need to do their best during the school day. That’s why it’s important to remind school foodservice operators that potatoes are not only delicious, but also cost-effective and a nutritious addition to the school menu. In partnership with the School Nutrition Association (SNA), two webinars featured potatoes.  The first webinar, “Maximize Your Menus and Minimize Labor Constraints with Potatoes”, showcased potatoes through on-trend, student-friendly menu innovations and solutions to ease labor strains. The second webinar, “Fun Summer Feeding with Potatoes”, showcased how putting potatoes at the center of the plate can enhance summer feeding programs in fresh and fun ways. Both webinars included a live cooking demonstration with Potatoes USA Culinary Director Chef RJ Harvey, RD and Award-Winning Author Dayle Hayes, MS, RD. The demonstrations were pre-recorded in the Potatoes USA Spud Lab and were a big hit with the participants. Webinars Key Takeaways: Nutritional benefits of potatoes at an affordable price How potatoes can limit food waste Ways potatoes can take over as the center of the plate How serving potatoes to children over the summer can be fun Upon webinar completion, attendees were able to earn continuing education credits. All recipes and resources utilized in the webinar are available on the SNA website for future download. Following are some quotes from the operators who were very engaged in the webinar chat. “My favorite Webinar I’ve seen so far this year. VERY helpful and insightful. Well Done!”  “Love Dayle and RJ as a team. Can they please start a cooking youtube series? ‘Dayle and RJ: Potatoes for All!’” “Great webinar, gained new ideas for using potatoes. Thank you!” SNA is recognized as the authority on school nutrition and utilizes weekly webinars to educate their 50,000+ members. For more information on K-12 School Foodservice marketing activities, email potatoesraisethebar@potatoesusa.com.

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