Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Wisconsin Potato Grower Wins National Seed Potato Award

January 18th, 2012 | Filed under: News

There are potatoes — and then there are seed potatoes. Producers of Wisconsin seed potatoes take special care to ensure their seed potatoes meet Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program  standards. The standards are designed to ensure that the potato seed does not propagate pests, diseases,…

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Wisconsin Potato Farm Wins Environmental Award

January 16th, 2012 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Congratulations to Heartland Farms — a fifth generation family farm headquartered in Hancock, Wisconsin — for winning the 2011 National Potato Council Environmental Stewardship Award. Sustainability has long been a practice for the Pavelski family. The original farm consisted of 80 acres and was started…

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Looking for Sustainable Chip Potatoes? Wisconsin Has Them.

January 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Sustainable Farming

Love Wisconsin potatoes? Enjoy a tasty potato chip? Concerned about the future of our planet? Then let us introduce you to three of Wisconsin’s sustainable chip potato growers: Jeremie Pavelski, Vice President and Co-Owner of Heartland Farms located in Hancock, Wisconsin. His family has been…

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Can You Make Holiday Desserts with Wisconsin Potatoes?

December 12th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Parents, Recipes

Yes. You. Can. Perhaps you’re looking for something a little different this year? Tired of making the same treats each holiday season? We could all use a little inspiration. So we’ve put together this collection of holiday goodies that feature potatoes. Norwegian Almond Bars Brown…

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Try A New Potato Dish this Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2011 | Filed under: News

Thanks to our avid Wisconsin potato fans, we have some fabulous recipes that can take you beyond the standard Thanksgiving mashed potatoes — including desserts that feature potatoes. On Thanksgiving morning (or the morning after) start the day off with: Potato Cranberry Coffee Cake Spudlight…

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Saving Wisconsin’s Rarest Plant Community with Prescribed Fires

November 18th, 2011 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Columns of smoke. Flames licking at the base of oak trees, devouring lanky bushes and tall grasses. In most cases we find these images alarming. Face it, in the twenty-first century, we’re just not used to seeing fires on the horizon. And yet fire plays…

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Spooky Potato Treats for Tricksters on Halloween

October 28th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Parents

Throwing an All Hallows Eve bash? Or simply looking for some healthy treats to fuel your family before you head out the door to trick-or-treat? We’ve got a nice collection of recipes that are fun, tasty and easy to make: Blood and Guts Potatoes. It…

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Potatoes Are the Best Low-Cost High-Potassium Source

October 18th, 2011 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition

Looking for affordable, nutritious fresh food? Look to the potato. New research from the University of Washington demonstrates that potatoes offer more nutritional “bang” for your buck.  According to the research, potatoes offer better nutritional value per dollar than most other raw vegetables. Better yet…

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