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2020 So Northwest Women's Show

Monday, 23 December 2019 Blog & News

Tickets to the 2020 NW Women’s Show in Tacoma, WA are on sale now! This year's show will feature everything from cooking to beauty products. WSPC staff and commissioners will be exhibiting at the show. You don’t want to miss our special potato mash-up samples! We will be sharing Greek mashed potatoes, red potatoes mashed with feta cheese, dill, parsley and scallions and a traditional...

RECORD BREAKING ATTENDANCE AT PMA FRESH SUMMIT

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 Blog & News

PMA Fresh Summit was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, attracting a record-breaking 24,000 attendees.  The WSPC Staff and Commissioners had beautiful Washington potatoes on display for buyers around the world to see along with materials about marketing, sizing, nutrition and recipes. This year’s floor plan was mapped out a little different compared to previous...

2019 Riverfest

Thursday, 19 September 2019 Blog & News

In 1943 thousands of people across North America traveled to Washington to partake in the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. The Columbia Basin Project was a massive undertaking that required countless hours of hard work. The creation of this dam helped irrigate more than 1,000,000 acres of land throughout Central Washington and our Country. Without the Grand Coulee Dam, our land wouldn’t be...

Potato Stamp Art

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 Blog & News

Looking for a quick, easy, and affordable art project to do with the kids this Thanksgiving? Try making a potato stamp! The stamp can be used to decorate table tents, placemats or even paper cups. The entire family will enjoy this unique project. This simple art project will have your kids busy for hours. What you need: Potatoes knife Water based paint Pencil or marker pen Paper or...

2020 WSNA Recipe Contest..Starts Now!

Thursday, 03 October 2019 Blog & News

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!   Recipe Guidelines:  Recipes MUST feature a potato item (fresh, frozen, dehy).  Recipes must be written in 12-portion yield format and meet current USDA requirements. Be...

Drive with Caution

Thursday, 05 September 2019 Blog & News

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.1. Drive defensively- Recognize that you're in an agricultural environment where you might encounter these types of vehicles.2. Slow down and stay back- Farm vehicles are almost always traveling at slow speeds. Be...

5th Annual CB Tech Potato Days

Tuesday, 05 November 2019 Blog & News

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. This two-day event is held for approximately 1,600 fifth grade students....

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

Thursday, 26 September 2019 Blog & News

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...

2019 WSNA Recipe Contest

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 Blog & News

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...
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