EAGLE, ID, November 14, 2017 — What started as a one-year tour to celebrate the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) 75th anniversary has turned into the biggest (both literally and figuratively) marketing campaign in the IPC's history. Since 2012 the Big Idaho® Potato Truck has been traveling the country's highways and byways promoting America's favorite vegetable.
Boise, IDAHO (March 2017) – The Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on America’s highways promoting Idaho’s most famous agricultural product, the Idaho® potato. In just six months, the Truck will log 23,000 miles, stop in more than 60 cities, both large and small, and be photographed millions of times by spud lovers across the country. The Truck’s popular “A Big Helping” charitable program will continue to support local non-profits across the country.
12,000 Pounds of Potatoes Donated To Manhattan's Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen as Thank You to New Yorkers
EAGLE, IDAHO (September 2, 2016) -- The world’s largest potato on wheels traded its tires for buoys in celebration of the 2016 Idaho® Potato Harvest. On Wednesday, August 24, the giant spud embarked on her maiden voyage through the New York Harbor – beginning in Brooklyn and passing all the major landmarks in South Manhattan including the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower.
In 7 months the Truck will travel 28,000 miles & visit more than 60 cities
Boise, ID (May 2, 2016) Back by popular demand, the world’s largest potato on wheels is traveling across the country promoting Idaho’s most famous agricultural product, the Idaho® potato. While on its journey, the Big Idaho® Potato Truck will help dozens of charities better serve their communities through its charitable program, “A Big Helping.”
New Charitable Mission "A Big Helping" Provided Financial Assistance to Local Charities Across the Country
EAGLE, Idaho, November 4, 2015 – After four years on the road, the jaw-dropping, head-turning Big Idaho® Potato Truck continues to generate excitement everywhere it goes. In 2015 the Big Idaho® Potato Truck visited 49 cities, clocked more than 22,087 miles, and raised thousands of dollars for local charities across the country. The Big Idaho® Potato Truck had a new mission in 2015 to deliver “A Big Helping” to charities across the U.S. by providing them with a unique opportunity to raise money and awareness for their cause.
February is National Heart Month, and a reminder to everyone to take care of their hearts. Fresh Idaho® potatoes, certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food, naturally contain many of the nutrients your heart needs to be strong.
It was noisy in Boise for the Second Annual New Year’s Eve Idaho® Potato Drop. Seconds before the stroke of midnight, a 17-foot long spud was lowered by crane in the downtown area to ring in 2015. Tens of thousands attended this family-friendly event including the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Big Idaho® Potato Truck and lovable mascot, Spuddy Buddy.
Showing its support for one of the most popular fundraisers ever, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Great Big Idaho Potato Truck nominated the Florida Department of Citrus, Washington Apples and Georgia Peaches to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The energetic Tater Team that travels with the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck initiated the challenge on Facebook with a video of them drenching the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck.
The head-turning, jaw-dropping Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on the road for its third consecutive cross-country tour with a new message for women: Take care of your heart! The five-month long, 2014 Big Idaho® Potato Truck Tour kicked off in Boise, Idaho with waves, cheers, and hugs from the students of Riverside Elementary School and salutes from soldiers at the Air Force Base in Mountain Home.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
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