Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Wood County Students Enjoy Locally Grown Produce

February 3rd, 2012 | Filed under: News, Parents, School Nutrition

One of the best ways to get children to eat fruits and vegetables is to target their curiosity — get them interested in the seed-to-plate process. Schools around the nation have begun planting vegetable gardens at their schools, providing kids with a chance to get…

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Research Leads the Way to Quality Wisconsin Potato Chips

January 24th, 2012 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Most of us take for granted the quality and consistency of the potato chips we love to snack on — each chip a crisp, golden-hued delight. But not every potato variety results in an exceptional potato chip — and steps have to be taken when…

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Wisconsin Potato Grower Wins National Seed Potato Award

January 18th, 2012 | Filed under: News

There are potatoes — and then there are seed potatoes. Producers of Wisconsin seed potatoes take special care to ensure their seed potatoes meet Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program  standards. The standards are designed to ensure that the potato seed does not propagate pests, diseases,…

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Wisconsin Potato Farm Wins Environmental Award

January 16th, 2012 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Congratulations to Heartland Farms — a fifth generation family farm headquartered in Hancock, Wisconsin — for winning the 2011 National Potato Council Environmental Stewardship Award. Sustainability has long been a practice for the Pavelski family. The original farm consisted of 80 acres and was started…

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Looking for Sustainable Chip Potatoes? Wisconsin Has Them.

January 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Sustainable Farming

Love Wisconsin potatoes? Enjoy a tasty potato chip? Concerned about the future of our planet? Then let us introduce you to three of Wisconsin’s sustainable chip potato growers: Jeremie Pavelski, Vice President and Co-Owner of Heartland Farms located in Hancock, Wisconsin. His family has been…

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Can You Make Holiday Desserts with Wisconsin Potatoes?

December 12th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Parents, Recipes

Yes. You. Can. Perhaps you’re looking for something a little different this year? Tired of making the same treats each holiday season? We could all use a little inspiration. So we’ve put together this collection of holiday goodies that feature potatoes. Norwegian Almond Bars Brown…

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Try A New Potato Dish this Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2011 | Filed under: News

Thanks to our avid Wisconsin potato fans, we have some fabulous recipes that can take you beyond the standard Thanksgiving mashed potatoes — including desserts that feature potatoes. On Thanksgiving morning (or the morning after) start the day off with: Potato Cranberry Coffee Cake Spudlight…

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Saving Wisconsin’s Rarest Plant Community with Prescribed Fires

November 18th, 2011 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Columns of smoke. Flames licking at the base of oak trees, devouring lanky bushes and tall grasses. In most cases we find these images alarming. Face it, in the twenty-first century, we’re just not used to seeing fires on the horizon. And yet fire plays…

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