Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Gluten-Free Recipes and Lifestyle Advice

May 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition, News, Recipes

There’s a fantastic web resource out there for people with Celiac Disease from Live Better America — it’s called GlutenFreely and can be found at: www.livebetteramerica.com/health/gluten-free. This website provides people with gluten-free recipes, resources and lifestyle tips that help people live with Celiac Disease. Following…

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If You Have Celiac Disease – Read Food Product Labels

May 13th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

As the Celiac Disease Foundation notes, “the key to understanding the gluten-free diet is to become a good ingredient label reader.” Below is a list of ingredients that people with Celiac Disease should avoid: Barley Rye Triticale Wheat (durum, graham, Kamut®, semolina, spelt) Malt, malt…

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Fuel Up for Fun in the Sun

May 8th, 2013 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition, News

Tis the season of outdoor sporting events — from soccer and lacrosse, to triathlons and swimming. Those activities require plenty of energy — so why not fuel up with potatoes? White potatoes are the largest and most affordable source of potassium of any vegetable or…

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May is Celiac Awareness Month

May 5th, 2013 | Filed under: Cooking, Health & Nutrition, Recipes

In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, we’ll be posting informational articles and gluten-free recipes featuring Wisconsin potatoes — a gluten-free food! Celiac disease is an often misunderstood disease — but here are the facts: Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic disorder. Those with CD cannot…

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Outwitting Colorado Potato Beetles

April 25th, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

The Colorado potato beetle has been a persistent pest for about 150 years, but we’re still trying to “figure out” the nature of this pest. After all, they’re good at adapting.  And so, the Colorado potato beetle continues to happily devour potato leaves. Why is…

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Wisconsin Potatoes and Eco-Conservation

April 24th, 2013 | Filed under: Sustainable Farming

Children like to play in the dirt. And they like to learn. Here’s a great opportunity for them to do both. First, have them watch this video series on Wisconsin potato growers and our sustainable farming methods that help preserve the environment. Then, provide them…

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Restoring Natural Communities on Wisconsin Farmlands with Prescribed Burns

April 23rd, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

Across the United States, ecosystems have been changed by centuries of urban and agricultural development. According to Emily Aker, a graduate student at the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the UW-Madison and author of the thesis “Monitoring vegetation response to ecosystem management in…

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Celebrate Earth Day All Week Long

April 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: News, Sustainable Farming

In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing interesting factoids all week long about Wisconsin potato growers. As farmers, we’re stewards of the land — we understand the value of protecting our resources for future generations. It’s so important to us that we established the Wisconsin…

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