Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Healthy Snacks for Baseball Playoffs

October 4th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

OK, we’ll be the first to admit that we’re rooting for a certain Wisconsin baseball team (in a town known for brewing beer). We are Wisconsin potato growers after all. But regardless of which team is your favorite, it’s nice to enjoy a good baseball…

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Great Fall Meals that Combine Apples and Potatoes

September 30th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

Brilliant cerulean skies. Crisp temperatures. Gold and red leaves let loose by autumnal winds. Yes — autumn is here. Harvest season for both potatoes and apples. Chances are, you’re headed to a local apple orchard soon. And while nothing beats fresh apple pie, there are…

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Enjoy a Potato Dessert on National Coffee Day

September 29th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Parents, Recipes

Potatoes in dessert? Really? Yes. Really. Potatoes add a denseness to breads and creaminess to desserts that can bring new appeal to your most basic desserts. Plus, consider the nutritional benefits of potatoes: low calorie, cholesterol and gluten free, and high in fiber, potassium and…

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Eating Fruits and Veggies Can Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

September 21st, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

A new article in the Journal of Epidemiology lauds the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables — this time as it concerns lowering your risk for breast cancer. The researchers followed over 86,600 women for 26 years and found that those who eat diets “rich…

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Like to Tailgate?

September 8th, 2011 | Filed under: News, Recipes

Tonight marks the start of the NFL season, so we know you have football on your mind. In fact, you’re probably having trouble concentrating on the tasks at hand today. Visions of tailgating, football parties and victory are clouding your mind. Well, you can put…

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Join Us at the Food for Thought Festival

August 22nd, 2011 | Filed under: News

Love fresh, locally grown food? Interested in sustainable farming? Or simply curious? The Food for Thought Festival is the place to be. It’s a fun, festive forum held in Madison, Wisconsin, that puts an entertaining spin on eating healthy sustainable food. The Festival has great…

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Mapping the Tuber’s Genome

August 4th, 2011 | Filed under: News

Did you know that potatoes thrive on every continent — except Antarctica? And that over 200 million tons are consumed worldwide each year? One of the world’s most important food crops is being studied by scientists — with a specific look to map the potato’s…

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Do Your Potato Plants Have Late Blight?

August 2nd, 2011 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News

So far this season, the fungus causing late blight on potatoes has been found on farms in New York and Washington — and in one Wisconsin location in Waukesha County. The concern with blight is that the fungus travels on wind currents — and the…

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