Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

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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Outwitting Colorado Potato Beetles

April 25th, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

The Colorado potato beetle has been a persistent pest for about 150 years, but we’re still trying to “figure out” the nature of this pest. After all, they’re good at adapting.  And so, the Colorado potato beetle continues to happily devour potato leaves. Why is…

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Wisconsin Potatoes and Eco-Conservation

April 24th, 2013 | Filed under: Sustainable Farming

Children like to play in the dirt. And they like to learn. Here’s a great opportunity for them to do both. First, have them watch this video series on Wisconsin potato growers and our sustainable farming methods that help preserve the environment. Then, provide them…

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Restoring Natural Communities on Wisconsin Farmlands with Prescribed Burns

April 23rd, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Across the United States, ecosystems have been changed by centuries of urban and agricultural development. According to Emily Aker, a graduate student at the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the UW-Madison and author of the thesis “Monitoring vegetation response to ecosystem management in…

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Celebrate Earth Day All Week Long

April 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing interesting factoids all week long about Wisconsin potato growers. As farmers, we’re stewards of the land — we understand the value of protecting our resources for future generations. It’s so important to us that we established the Wisconsin…

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Spring is the Season for Artichokes and Wisconsin Potatoes

April 8th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

Spring is the season of artichokes! Pair this delicious veggie with Wisconsin potatoes for a powerful, nutritional boost. Both artichokes and Wisconsin potatoes are a great source of fiber that helps keep your gastrointestinal tract in check. Artichokes are a great source of vitamin C,…

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Avocados and Wisconsin Potato Recipes

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

Did you know that spring marks the start of the avocado season? Avocados are a great source of nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. Avocados also act as a “nutrient booster” — enabling the body to absorb more…

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