Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Celebrate National Potato Chip Day

March 14th, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Parents, Recipes

Happy National Potato Chip Day! Tradition has it that potato chips were invented in 1853 by a frustrated chef — George Crum of Saratoga Springs, New York — responding to a customer who repeatedly sent back his potatoes because they were too “thick, soggy and…

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Go Beyond Fish Fries and Fries

March 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

Potatoes and fish make for a wonderful combination. And while Wisconsinites love a Friday night Fish Fry, we thought we’d provide some alternatives you can make at home. Baked Fish and Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic. Is your mouth watering yet? This meal allows you…

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Volunteer or Donate — Help Feed Wisconsin Families

March 1st, 2012 | Filed under: News, Parents

Would you like to help make a difference in the lives of struggling Wisconsin families? Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is hosting a volunteer day on Thursday, March 8. Fifty volunteers are needed to help sort and label food donations that will be distributed to Wisconsin…

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Try Something New — Potato Pizza Recipes

February 24th, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

Did you know that potato pizza is an Italian classic? Inspired by a laid-back Friday attitude, we’ve collected some tantalizing potato pizza recipes that are the perfect accompaniment — and go outside the typical pizza “box” — for the first night of your weekend. Inspired…

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Water and Agriculture: A Collection of Essays

February 20th, 2012 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Water conservation is a critical part of eco-conservation. And to that end, we gathered Wisconsin potato growers, residents, scientists and elected officials to share their opinions on the importance of preserving the Central Wisconsin aquifer — and how we can all best share the aquifer.…

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Meet the Two Founders of Wisconsin’s Red Dot Foods, Inc.

February 10th, 2012 | Filed under: News

We’d like to introduce you to two interesting characters — two people who’ve played an influential role in Wisconsin agribusiness and who became known for their knack for snacks. Meet Fred and Kathryne Meyer, founders of Red Dot Foods, Inc — a multi-million dollar snack…

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Valentine’s Day Potato Recipes

February 8th, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

Looking forward to a cozy evening for two? Or maybe you celebrate Valentine’s Day with an extended group of loved ones? Either way, potatoes are a great way to say I love you. After all, potatoes are rich in potassium, which has been shown to…

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Alice in Dairyland Loves Wisconsin Potatoes and Here’s Why

February 6th, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, News, Recipes

We’d like you to meet Katie Wirkus, Wisconsin’s current Alice in Dairyland. She’s helping us celebrate National Potato Lovers Month, traveling the state to talk about the nutritional benefits of potatoes and the important role our Wisconsin potato growers play in Wisconsin’s economy. Watch her…

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