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Managing Food Shortages Using a Flex-Menu

Friday, 27 May 2022 Blog & News

Chef Brenda Wattles, RDN, Contracted Menu Planner for West Ada School District, and Consultant to the Washington State Potato Commission This is the time of year many of us are reflecting on our current year to forecast how much food and what food we will be menuing for next year. When our Food and Nutrition Services team was in this phase last year, we were filled with hope and excitement of...

All Your Potatoes Questions Answered

Wednesday, 10 November 2021 Blog & News

When you think of potatoes, you usually think of the other guy (cough cough Idaho). Well, we are here to tell you that we think the best potatoes actually come from farms right here in Washington! Why? For starters, our soil is superior, and our climate is more conducive for potato growing. Recently, we had the opportunity to travel to Quincy, Washington to learn more about potato farming from...

Family-Owned Farms Make Washington Potatoes the Best Potatoes

Monday, 08 November 2021 Blog & News

Getting invited to be a part of such an incredible event hosted by the Washington State Potato Commission was an unbelievable honor for me. I have been documenting family farms, agriculture and ranch life for several years and they are by far some of my favorite moments in time to capture in photos. I love sharing people's life stories in images in a way that helps connect others to them. This...

Washington Grown program partners with QFC

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 Blog & News

Local Grocery Stores

MOSES LAKE, Washington – Recently, the popular TV show, Washington Grown, received a large grant from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) to expand its education efforts. Part of that expansion includes a partnership with QFC grocery stores in western Washington.   “While the trend to eat locally grown food is growing, there are still a lot of misconceptions about...

The Fantastic Washington Potato Farm

Tuesday, 09 November 2021 Blog & News

In my daily life, I am incredibly far removed from the production of the food I eat. I mainly procure my food from grocery stores or farmers markets which means that I am not generally a part of planning, planting, growing, nurturing, cultivating, or harvesting the food I eat. Because of that, visiting local farms becomes an almost sacred experience that always leaves me in awe of the process...

WA & OR CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS CALL ON USDA TO PROVIDE RELIEF

Monday, 25 October 2021 Blog & News

Members of the Washington and Oregon delegation took the lead on a letter, sent this week to Secretary of Ag Vilsack, urging USDA to provide new aid to producers in Washington and Oregon, two states slammed by intense heat and drought this summer. The lawmakers also ask that USDA offer guidance as quickly as possible on what documentation farmers need to provide to get assistance. The...

Where Do the Best Potatoes Come From? Washington, Of Course!

Friday, 12 November 2021 Blog & News

French Fries, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Potatoes, Potato Salad...There are so many ways that we enjoy potatoes in our lives but have you ever thought about where the potatoes come from? Before spending time with the Washington State Potato Commission, I didn’t know a lot about potatoes.   I know how to cook with a potato, but I had never stopped to think about how a potato goes from a...

How Do You Like to Eat Your Potatoes?

Tuesday, 09 November 2021 Blog & News

It's not everyday that you get to join 19 other influencers in a wide open field in Eastern Washington to learn about how potatoes get from farm to table, but a few weeks ago I got an invite by the Washington State Potato Commission to do just this very thing and I am so glad I made the drive from Seattle to Quincy, Washington to see what this was all about.    My family eats...

2022 WA/OR Potato Conference

Thursday, 07 October 2021 Blog & News

The 2022 WA/OR Potato Conference will be held in person at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA on January 24-27, 2022 . Exhibitor registration is now open! To reserve a booth space for the 2022 conference, please sign up here. Attendee registration will open up in December. We are continuously monitoring the COVID situation and will provide updates as necessary. For questions,...
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