Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Know where your food is coming from

October 2nd, 2013 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition, Sustainable Farming

No question we’ve all been hearing a lot about the importance of knowing where you’re food is coming from. And there have been many discussions, conferences, international meetings, and even statewide initiatives talking about food traceability. It’s a hot topic and it should be. After…

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Summer Recipes Featuring Fish and Wisconsin Potatoes

June 25th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

In summer, light nutritious meals help you gather the energy you need to work and play in the sun. So consider pairing Wisconsin potatoes and fish. The average medium potato has only 110 calories, is rich in fiber and potassium and is free of fat,…

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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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