Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Is the drought affecting your garden?

July 28th, 2012 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News, Sustainable Farming

If you’re a vegetable gardener in Wisconsin (and a lot of other areas in the nation), it’s been a challenging summer of higher than normal temperatures and lower than normal rainfall. Chances are, your vegetables are showing signs of the stress as well. As farmers,…

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Wisconsin Drought Coverage

July 26th, 2012 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables

How is the drought affecting Wisconsin residents? Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio have created a seven-part TV special to help you understand key issues about the drought and how it can — and is — affecting the state. Watch Wisconsin Drought 2012 on…

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Droughts Effect on Wisconsin Crops

July 12th, 2012 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News

Fourteen southern counties are now designated as suffering from a moderate drought. How is the Wisconsin drought affecting the summer 2012 crops? Experts feel that as of now, potatoes and sweet corn will be okay – and may even benefit from the heat. However, tomatoes…

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Secrets to a Great Potato Salad

July 3rd, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

Cold potato salad is perfect for summer picnics and cook-outs. But sometimes, someone’s potato salad misses the mark — mushy, flavorless, or maybe just too traditional. Here are a few tips to help you serve a better Wisconsin potato salad every time. Pick the perfect…

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Cold Potato Recipes for a Hot 4th of July

July 3rd, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

It’s hot outside! And what better way to cool up and fuel up than a nice cold potato dish? Potatoes are packed with nutrition: 620 g of potassium 45% of recommended daily Vitamin C intake 2 g of fiber And potatoes are gluten-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free…

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Potato Salad is the Number One BBQ Side

July 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition, Recipes

Americans across the country have pronounced potato salad their No. 1 pick among healthy BBQ side dishes. According to a poll on CookingLight.com, potato salad is the favorite healthy summer side, surpassing other traditional sides like coleslaw, pasta salad and baked beans. The good news…

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Making a Difference, One Potato Meal at a Time

June 25th, 2012 | Filed under: News

Wisconsin potato industry packs over 100,000 meals at Feed My Starving Children Mobile Packing Event For the second year in a row, the Wisconsin potato industry joined forces to help alleviate world hunger. Over 250 volunteers, many with ties to the Wisconsin potato industry, packed…

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Summer is Here — Enjoy Blue Wisconsin Potato Salad

June 18th, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

Looking to add a little color to your next summer cookout? Try Blue Potato Salad. Chef Jerry Garcia will show you how easy it is to make and the unique character of Wisconsin blue potatoes.

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