Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

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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Like to Tailgate?

September 8th, 2011 | Filed under: News, Recipes

Tonight marks the start of the NFL season, so we know you have football on your mind. In fact, you’re probably having trouble concentrating on the tasks at hand today. Visions of tailgating, football parties and victory are clouding your mind. Well, you can put…

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Join Us at the Food for Thought Festival

August 22nd, 2011 | Filed under: News

Love fresh, locally grown food? Interested in sustainable farming? Or simply curious? The Food for Thought Festival is the place to be. It’s a fun, festive forum held in Madison, Wisconsin, that puts an entertaining spin on eating healthy sustainable food. The Festival has great…

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Mapping the Tuber’s Genome

August 4th, 2011 | Filed under: News

Did you know that potatoes thrive on every continent — except Antarctica? And that over 200 million tons are consumed worldwide each year? One of the world’s most important food crops is being studied by scientists — with a specific look to map the potato’s…

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Do Your Potato Plants Have Late Blight?

August 2nd, 2011 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News

So far this season, the fungus causing late blight on potatoes has been found on farms in New York and Washington — and in one Wisconsin location in Waukesha County. The concern with blight is that the fungus travels on wind currents — and the…

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What Can We Do with 300 Pounds of Donated Wisconsin Potatoes?

July 28th, 2011 | Filed under: News

Offer you some incredible cheesy baked potatoes! Steve and Andy Diercks, of Coloma Farms, have kindly donated 300 pounds of fresh Wisconsin potatoes to the Picnic in the Park event held at the Antigo City Park on August 8 at 5 p.m. Enjoy your potatoes…

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How Do We Keep Wisconsin Potatoes Comfortable in Extreme Heat?

July 25th, 2011 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables, News, Sustainable Farming

In some sense, potatoes are a bit like humans — the extreme daytime heat indices and hot nights of the past week make tubers (and us) very uncomfortable. Like people, potatoes also need activity (growth) during the day and rest at night. Potatoes are a cool…

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See How Green We Are

July 19th, 2011 | Filed under: Sustainable Farming

Just what do we mean when we talk about sustainable farming? Well, our Healthy Grown Wisconsin potato growers are very specific — and very innovative. Working together with researchers, ecologists and conservationists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,  International Crane Foundation, World Wildlife Fund and the…

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