Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

What Can We Do with 300 Pounds of Donated Wisconsin Potatoes?

July 28th, 2011 | Filed under: News

Offer you some incredible cheesy baked potatoes! Steve and Andy Diercks, of Coloma Farms, have kindly donated 300 pounds of fresh Wisconsin potatoes to the Picnic in the Park event held at the Antigo City Park on August 8 at 5 p.m. Enjoy your potatoes…

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How Do We Keep Wisconsin Potatoes Comfortable in Extreme Heat?

July 25th, 2011 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News, Sustainable Farming

In some sense, potatoes are a bit like humans — the extreme daytime heat indices and hot nights of the past week make tubers (and us) very uncomfortable. Like people, potatoes also need activity (growth) during the day and rest at night. Potatoes are a cool…

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See How Green We Are

July 19th, 2011 | Filed under: Sustainable Farming

Just what do we mean when we talk about sustainable farming? Well, our Healthy Grown Wisconsin potato growers are very specific — and very innovative. Working together with researchers, ecologists and conservationists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,  International Crane Foundation, World Wildlife Fund and the…

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Indulge in Soccer Mania by Fueling Up with Potatoes

July 15th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Parents, Recipes

Indulge in Soccer Mania by Fueling Up with Potatoes As the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team gears up to face Japan in the final of the 2010 World Cup this Sunday, soccer mania is taking over young and old alike in America. And in the…

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Congratulations to the Winners of Our Wisconsin Potato Spudster Scooters

July 6th, 2011 | Filed under: News

To thank fans of Wisconsin potatoes, we launched a Summer Spudster contest in which one lucky Wisconsin potato fan would win his and hers Genuine brand scooters. That lucky winner is Tracy Harton of Nashville, Tennessee. We also wanted to thank the grocers and produce…

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Red, White and Blue Fourth of July Wisconsin Potato Recipes

July 1st, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

Looking for some healthy, easy-to-make Fourth of July recipes? We have them — including a selection of recipes that feature red, white and blue Wisconsin potatoes. Any of the following recipes are certain to add a bang to your Fourth of July celebration: Patriotic Picnic…

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Calling All Fellow Triathletes

June 29th, 2011 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition, News, Parents, Recipes

Swim. Bike. Run! Join our Powered by Potatoes people at the Pardeeville Triathlon on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Registration is limited to 600 participants and closes on July 7 — so plan ahead. Participants will receive a dri-fit t-shirt and a catered post-race meal. Before…

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How Does a Short Spring in Northern Wisconsin Affect Potato Growth?

June 28th, 2011 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News

One of the greatest challenges for any farmer is the weather. Here in northern and north central Wisconsin, we’ve had a long winter and short spring. According to the Wisconsin State Climatology Office, the temperatures in both regions have been below average for most of…

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