Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

There’s More than One Way to Grill a Potato

June 25th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

One of the reason Wisconsin potatoes are a favorite across the nation is their versatility — potatoes are simple to prepare and pack a lot of nutritional punch. One of the more common ways to grill potatoes is to simply place them in tinfoil, toss…

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Helping to Alleviate Hunger

June 18th, 2013 | Filed under: Community Outreach, News

On June 22, 2013, Wisconsin potato growers and their families will once again gather to help pack meals for children suffering from malnutrition and hunger around the globe. The potato-meal packing event will take place at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport and volunteers expect to…

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Celebrate Dairy Month with Two of Wisconsin’s Favorites — Cheese and Potatoes

June 14th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

Celebrate Dairy Month with two of Wisconsin’s favorite homegrown products — cheese and potatoes! Because the average potato has only 110 calories and is fat-free, gluten-free and cholesterol-free, taters help you feed your family in a fresh and healthy manner. Potatoes also provide more potassium than…

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Wisconsin Farmers Helping Wisconsin Families

June 11th, 2013 | Filed under: Community Outreach, News, Parents

No one wants to see Wisconsin crops go to waste, especially when there are so many families in need of fresh food. According to Jim Scheuerman of Second Harvest, the need for food in Wisconsin has increased 81% in the last three years — and…

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Gluten-Free Recipes and Lifestyle Advice

May 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition, News, Recipes

There’s a fantastic web resource out there for people with Celiac Disease from Live Better America — it’s called GlutenFreely and can be found at: www.livebetteramerica.com/health/gluten-free. This website provides people with gluten-free recipes, resources and lifestyle tips that help people live with Celiac Disease. Following…

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If You Have Celiac Disease – Read Food Product Labels

May 13th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

As the Celiac Disease Foundation notes, “the key to understanding the gluten-free diet is to become a good ingredient label reader.” Below is a list of ingredients that people with Celiac Disease should avoid: Barley Rye Triticale Wheat (durum, graham, Kamut®, semolina, spelt) Malt, malt…

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Fuel Up for Fun in the Sun

May 8th, 2013 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition, News

Tis the season of outdoor sporting events — from soccer and lacrosse, to triathlons and swimming. Those activities require plenty of energy — so why not fuel up with potatoes? White potatoes are the largest and most affordable source of potassium of any vegetable or…

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May is Celiac Awareness Month

May 5th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, we’ll be posting informational articles and gluten-free recipes featuring Wisconsin potatoes — a gluten-free food! Celiac disease is an often misunderstood disease — but here are the facts: Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic disorder. Those with CD cannot…

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