Baked Potato 101

on Sunday, 25 February 2018. Posted in Blog & News

There are so many ways to bake a potato. Today, we are going to give readers a few inside tips for making delicious baked potatoes! Many people believe that wrapping potatoes in foil is beneficial. However, wrapping potatoes in foil before baking increases the cooking time and makes the skin and flesh of the potato soggy due to the trapped steam.

Another interesting time-saving trick is that you can make a baked potato in the microwave! When microwaving a potato, you should wash your potato then pierce holes in it with a fork. The next step is to wrap the potato in a microwave-safe paper towel and bake the potato 5-15 minutes depending on the size. From there you should let the potato stand wrapped in the paper towels for five minutes to finish cooking. Once your potato reaches an internal temperature of 210 degrees, it is ready to eat!

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WSDA Resilient Food System Infrastructure Grant Program

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) recently opened the application period for the Resilient Food System Infrastructure (RFSI) Grant. This one-time grant program is funded by USDA and is designed to bolster the middle of Washington’s food supply chain. The program aims to enhance local and regional food systems by supporting activities like aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storage, transportation, wholesaling, and distribution. Eligible entities include agricultural producers, processors, non-profit organizations, for-profit entities meeting SBA small business size standards, local and tribal governments, and institutions like schools and hospitals. Priority will be given to projects that benefit underserved and socially disadvantaged farmers, small and veteran-owned businesses, and projects that expand processing, aggregation, and distribution capacities. The application period opened on May 30, 2024, and closes on July 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM. WSDA is offering extensive support to help applicants through the process. This includes assistance from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and dedicated office hours every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the application deadline. Visit the RFSI webpage for more information about what’s available. If you need assistance, please visit the RSI website. WSDA will also be available with office hours of every Tuesday 10am through July 9th and every Thursday at 2pm through June 27th (no office hours on July 4th holiday)

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