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2018 Fry Day Tour

Thursday, 02 August 2018 Blog & News

…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. We passed out over...

Careers in Agriculture

Monday, 16 July 2018 Blog & News

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. Agronomists take on a variety of tasks...

MLHS-Fry Day

Thursday, 07 June 2018 Blog & News

As part of our ongoing mission to share Washington potatoes throughout the state, we decided to start the summer off in our own town. Today, we parked our new fry trailer right outside Moses Lake High School’s front doors where we handed out free fries, Spud Nation t-shirts, and hats. All three were a huge hit, especially the fries. The line was almost always packed, we ran out of five fry...

Sedro-Woolley Fry Day

Friday, 27 July 2018 Blog & News

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. Attendees were able to soak up knowledge about Washington potatoes while enjoying some free samples, at the fire station. Folks were...

2018 Washington Brewers Festival

Thursday, 28 June 2018 Blog & News

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. We spent the entire weekend giving out free totchos (when tater tots meet nachos) to 25,000 attendees. Thanks to a generous donation...

Family Nutrition

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 Blog & News

Do you feel as if there is always at least one complainer or picky eater at your dinner table? Or maybe no matter how hard you try, your 10-year-old just won’t eat her kale salad. If you are struggling with any of these issues, don’t worry, you are not alone. It can be very challenging to create a healthy eating plan for an entire family. Today we are here to offer you a simple solution,...

ChelanMan 2018

Monday, 23 July 2018 Blog & News

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...

CB Tech Competition

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 Blog & News

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.This year, CB Tech students had a little healthy competition to see who created the most intriguing potato video game, with the 5th graders as the...

2018 Office Growing Competition

Friday, 13 April 2018 Blog & News

It’s that time of year again! Our 2018 potato growing contest is officially underway! Every spring staff members at the Washington State Potato Commission participate in a competition of who can grow the best potato crop. Planting begins in April, and staff members decide how they want to grow their plant. In the past we’ve had all sorts of creative methods, one year a staff member used...
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