Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Football Party Snacks

February 1st, 2013 | Filed under: Recipes

Ready for the Big Game this Sunday? We’ve put together a collection of football party snacks featuring — of course — potatoes! At only 110 calories (for a medium spud), rich in potassium, calcium and fiber and free of cholesterol, gluten and fat — potatoes…

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How Can You Encourage Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies?

January 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition, Parents, Recipes

Meal time can often be challenging. You want your children to eat their veggies and they just want to push them around on their plates. There’s hope. One our favorite resources is the Meal Makeover Moms. Their mission? Helping you provide “healthy meals with kid…

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Eat Heart Smart

January 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

Potatoes are a heart healthy food choice — they’re free of cholesterol, fat and sodium. They’re also a great source of fiber. So when we saw Cooking Light’s list of eight  cholesterol-lowering foods, we took note. On that list was black beans — a great…

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Warm up with Poblano and Pepper Wisconsin Potato Soup

January 24th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

Brrrrr…it’s cold out there! Need to warm up? We have the perfect potato solution: Poblano and Pepper Wisconsin Potato Soup — the winning recipe from our Warm Up in Winter with Wisconsin Potatoes Recipe Contest. See how easy it is to make:

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Planting Potatoes to End Hunger in Ethiopia

January 17th, 2013 | Filed under: Community Outreach, News, Sustainable Farming

Ethiopian Sustainable Food Project achieves success in one of the most challenging areas of the world Ethiopia is the second most populous African nation with nearly 84 million people, and the tenth largest African country by area. It is the source of over 85% of…

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Restoring the Little Plover River

January 14th, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Wisconsin potato growers care about the environment — and preservation of natural water systems is important to all of us. To that end, we’ve joined a cooperative effort of agricultural, academic and local government officials to restore the Little Plover River. This effort includes the…

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Do you know how to store your potatoes?

January 7th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Parents

How you store your potatoes does matter — really. While potatoes are very versatile, easy to make and easy to store — they do have a very few specific storage requirements. Here are a few key things to remember when storing your fresh potatoes. Always…

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Wisconsin Potato Grower Donating Tons of Wisconsin Seed Potatoes to Farmers in Ghana and Liberia

January 4th, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Wisconsin potato growers are involved in numerous projects around the globe to help feed struggling nations. Here’s the latest example. In January 2012, Larry Alsum, President and CEO of Alsum Farms & Produce Inc., and Derrick Smit, Safety and Training Coordinator at Alsum, spent two…

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