Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Spooky Potato Treats for Tricksters on Halloween

October 28th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Parents

Throwing an All Hallows Eve bash? Or simply looking for some healthy treats to fuel your family before you head out the door to trick-or-treat? We’ve got a nice collection of recipes that are fun, tasty and easy to make: Blood and Guts Potatoes. It…

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Potatoes Are the Best Low-Cost High-Potassium Source

October 18th, 2011 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition

Looking for affordable, nutritious fresh food? Look to the potato. New research from the University of Washington demonstrates that potatoes offer more nutritional “bang” for your buck.  According to the research, potatoes offer better nutritional value per dollar than most other raw vegetables. Better yet…

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UW-Madison Researchers Lead Potato Quality and Safety Initiative

October 16th, 2011 | Filed under: News

Food safety is important to all of us. We’re proud to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has selected University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) researchers to lead a national, multi-institution effort to improve the quality and safety of processed…

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Children’s Education Program Featuring Wisconsin Potatoes is Nominated for an Emmy® Award

October 5th, 2011 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News, Parents

A hearty congratulations to Discover Mediaworks for being recognized, once again, for their outstanding children’s educational program Into the Outdoors. Recently the show’s Tater Tales episode was nominated for an Emmy® award. The episode offers children the opportunity to trace the path of a Wisconsin…

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Healthy Snacks for Baseball Playoffs

October 4th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

OK, we’ll be the first to admit that we’re rooting for a certain Wisconsin baseball team (in a town known for brewing beer). We are Wisconsin potato growers after all. But regardless of which team is your favorite, it’s nice to enjoy a good baseball…

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Great Fall Meals that Combine Apples and Potatoes

September 30th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

Brilliant cerulean skies. Crisp temperatures. Gold and red leaves let loose by autumnal winds. Yes — autumn is here. Harvest season for both potatoes and apples. Chances are, you’re headed to a local apple orchard soon. And while nothing beats fresh apple pie, there are…

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Enjoy a Potato Dessert on National Coffee Day

September 29th, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Parents, Recipes

Potatoes in dessert? Really? Yes. Really. Potatoes add a denseness to breads and creaminess to desserts that can bring new appeal to your most basic desserts. Plus, consider the nutritional benefits of potatoes: low calorie, cholesterol and gluten free, and high in fiber, potassium and…

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Eating Fruits and Veggies Can Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

September 21st, 2011 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

A new article in the Journal of Epidemiology lauds the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables — this time as it concerns lowering your risk for breast cancer. The researchers followed over 86,600 women for 26 years and found that those who eat diets “rich…

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