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Nutrient Dense Idaho® Potatoes Are the Key Ingredient in Creating a Healthy and Delicious Holiday Spread

Dec 21, 2020
Nutrient Dense Idaho® Potatoes Are the Key Ingredient in Creating a Healthy and Delicious Holiday Spread

Eagle, Idaho, December 18, 2020 -- Some studies indicate that Americans gain up to five pounds during the holidays. That’s a lot of egg nog and cookies and probably not enough fruits and veggies! To help you maintain a healthy balance, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) compared the nutritional value of seasonal favorites like Idaho® potatoes, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, spinach and green beans. By loading up on these nutrient-dense foods you’ll be able to stave off the holiday weight and even more importantly, reach your recommended daily value of vitamins and minerals.

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 Mark Daniels Named Southeast Retail Promotion Director for Idaho Potato Commission

Dec 1, 2020
Mark Daniels Named Southeast Retail Promotion Director for Idaho Potato Commission

Eagle, Idaho, December 1, 2020 – Mark Daniels, a produce veteran with 35 years of industry experience, has joined the Idaho Potato Commission as Retail Promotion Director-Southeast.

Based in the Savannah, Georgia area, Daniels will provide category management, promotions and other marketing support tools to help category managers and buyers in the Southeast boost profitability in the rapidly evolving marketplace. He replaces Bill Savilonis, who has moved on after 28 years with IPC.

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Thanksgiving Potato Gratins: Idaho® Potatoes Partners with The FeedFeed

Nov 23, 2020
Thanksgiving Potato Gratins: Idaho® Potatoes Partners with The FeedFeed

Eagle, Idaho, November 23, 2020 -- Some behold the turkey as the Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece; in Idaho it’s the potato of course! This year, with smaller, socially distanced holiday gatherings, we recommend adding a new dish to your Thanksgiving spread, Small Batch Individual Muffin-Tin Potato Gratins. Idaho® potatoes recently partnered with the popular foodie website, The FeedFeed to create this uniquely delicious recipe. Simple yet sophisticated, this indulgent gratin is made with Idaho® potatoes, butter, heavy cream, cheddar and parmesan cheeses, sour cream and spices. Thinly sliced potatoes are coated in a mixture of butter, cheeses and sour cream then stacked into muffin pan cups, creating individual servings.

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Idaho Potato Commission Launches Media Blitz to Boost Holiday Potato Sales

Nov 20, 2020
Idaho Potato Commission Launches Media Blitz to Boost Holiday Potato Sales

Eagle, Idaho, November 20, 2020 – This holiday season family gatherings will look a little different than past years. A survey conducted by the research firm Morning Consult found that 47% of families say they will cancel holiday get-togethers. Almost half say they will shift from in-person celebrations to virtual.

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The Idaho Potato Commission Appoints Three New Commissioners

Nov 5, 2020
The Idaho Potato Commission Appoints Three New Commissioners

Eagle, Idaho, November 5, 2020 – During the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) October meeting three new Commissioners representing the grower sector of the industry were sworn in. Ron Ambrose of Four Ace Farms in Wendell; Mark Darrington of Big D Farms in Declo and Eric Jemmett of J&S Farms in Parma will each serve a three-year term. Todd Cornelison of High Country Potatoes and Brett Jensen of Brett Jensen Farms were appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively.

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One of College Football's Most Exciting Bowl Games, the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl, Will Kick-Off on December 22nd

Nov 2, 2020
One of College Football's Most Exciting Bowl Games, the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl, Will Kick-Off on December 22nd

Eagle, Idaho, October 30, 2020 -- ESPN announced today that the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl (FIPB) will kick off on Saturday, December 22 at 1:30pm MT at Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium. It will be televised on ESPN, reaching millions of viewers.

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The Idaho Potato Commission's "Ask Dr. Potato" is Fast Becoming the Most Referenced Online Resource for All Potato-Related Questions

Sep 25, 2020
The Idaho Potato Commission's "Ask Dr. Potato" is Fast Becoming the Most Referenced Online Resource for All Potato-Related Questions

Eagle, Idaho, September 25, 2020 -- Forgot how long it takes to bake a potato or if spuds should be stored in the refrigerator? Answers to these questions and hundreds more can easily be found at Dr. Potato on the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) website.

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Summerlong Selection of Idaho® Potato Salad Recipes

Jul 8, 2020
Summerlong Selection of Idaho® Potato Salad Recipes

Eagle, Idaho, July 8, 2020 -- Summer’s here and that means it’s potato salad season. With hundreds of diverse recipes, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) website is the best resource for everything one needs to make scrumptious potato salads, including an extensive Q&A section, Dr. Potato, that has answers to a wide array of pressing potato-related questions.

Here are eight distinct Idaho® potato salad recipes to make each week this summer. From classic preparations to more unconventional ones, there’s a potato salad recipe for every palate on the IPC website.

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Vegan Khachapuri: The Secret is in the Sauce!

Apr 28, 2020
Vegan Khachapuri: The Secret is in the Sauce!

Eagle, Idaho, April 28, 2020 -- Looking for a more involved culinary endeavor to take on while following #socialdistancing practices? This tasty and decadent Vegan Khachapuri from food blogger Tina Dawson at Love is in my Tummy is sure to be an instant hit with the whole family. Khachapuri is a traditional cheese bread dish from the country of Georgia. This dairy- and egg-free version uses Idaho® potatoes to create a creamy "cheese" sauce that melts in your mouth. Crispy and warm, an olive oil brushed bread base acts as a vessel, holding the sauce in the middle. This cooking project can become a fun part of a geography lesson while home-schooling, providing an opportunity to teach your kids about a different culture!

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How to Store Your Potatoes to Outlast #StayAtHome Orders

Apr 16, 2020
How to Store Your Potatoes to Outlast #StayAtHome Orders

Eagle, Idaho, April 16, 2020 -- As COVID-19 peaks, officials are recommending consumers stay indoors as much as possible and try to limit their grocery shopping to once every two weeks. For many products, storage isn’t a problem at all. However, when it comes to perishable foods, like produce and specifically potatoes, it can be a challenge trying to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for weeks.

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