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IT WAS NOISY IN BOISE WITH NEW YEAR'S EVE REVELERS CELEBRATING AS A GIANT IDAHO® POTATO DROPPED AT MIDNIGHT

Jan 6, 2016
IT WAS NOISY IN BOISE WITH NEW YEAR'S EVE REVELERS CELEBRATING AS A GIANT IDAHO® POTATO DROPPED AT MIDNIGHT

Idaho Potato Commission’s Mascot Spuddy Buddy and the Big Idaho® Potato Truck Were Part of the Festivities

Boise, Idaho (January 4, 2016) -- For the third consecutive year, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) was a major sponsor of the New Year’s Eve Idaho® Potato Drop in downtown Boise, Idaho. Seconds before midnight, against a backdrop of fireworks, a 17-foot long potato was lowered by crane into a crowd of more than 40,000 revelers.

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Southern California Food Bloggers Celebrate Idaho® Potatoes at 2nd Annual Potato Palooza

Mar 26, 2015
Southern California Food Bloggers Celebrate Idaho® Potatoes at 2nd Annual Potato Palooza

When 22 of southern California’s top food bloggers got together to talk taters at the 2nd Annual Potato Palooza, it was no ordinary tasting event. Idaho® potatoes were the centerpiece of this exclusive event that showcased the versatility of the spud through a collection of recipes that went above and beyond the traditional baked, mashed, fried and roasted applications.
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Idaho Potato Commission Rings in 2015 as Presenting Sponsor of 2nd Annual Idaho New Year's Eve Potato® Drop

Jan 5, 2015
Idaho Potato Commission Rings in 2015 as Presenting Sponsor of 2nd Annual Idaho New Year's Eve Potato® Drop

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.

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Two Big Idaho® Potatoes Ring in the New Year

Jan 6, 2014
Two Big Idaho® Potatoes Ring in the New Year

As the saying goes “we grow ‘em big in Idaho” and that’s no joke. On New Year’s Eve, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) was a sponsor of the inaugural New Year’s Eve Idaho® Potato Drop in downtown Boise, ID. The Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck, Spuddy Buddy and 40,000 revelers rang in 2014 as a 17-foot long glowing potato was lowered from a crane into the crowd as the countdown to midnight began.

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Fueled by Idaho® Potatoes, RODS Racing Triathlon Team Celebrates Triumphant Year

Dec 17, 2013
Fueled by Idaho® Potatoes, RODS Racing Triathlon Team Celebrates Triumphant Year

It was a milestone year for RODS Racing and their biggest sponsor, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC). With a generous $50,000 donation from the IPC, RODS Racing was able to double the size of its team to more than 100 athletes who have each pledged to raise $1,000 to help find homes in the United States for orphaned children with Down syndrome.

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The Idaho Potato Commission’s August #iTuber Sweepstakes Offers Idaho® Potato Fans Four Chances to Win an iPad

Aug 9, 2013
The Idaho Potato Commission’s August #iTuber Sweepstakes Offers Idaho® Potato Fans Four Chances to Win an iPad

This month the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) will launch the Big Idaho® Potato Truck #iTuber sweepstakes, offering fans of Idaho® potatoes four chances to win an Apple iPad. Participating fans can enter to win on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by tagging #iTuber and answering a deliciously simple question: What’s your favorite way to eat Idaho® potatoes?
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Last Call for Entries for the Idaho Potato Commission's Smashed Spuddy Buddy Program

May 16, 2013
Last Call for Entries for the Idaho Potato Commission's Smashed Spuddy Buddy Program

The Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) five-month-long Smashed Spuddy Buddy program is quickly coming to a close with all submissions due by June 30. The IPC launched Smashed Spuddy with the help of Idaho’s First Lady, Lori Otter, as an educational and interactive program designed to help teach kids about the nutritional benefits of Idaho® potatoes.
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Idaho’s First Lady, Mrs. Lori Otter, and the Idaho Potato Commission Launch Educational Program for Elementary School Children

Jan 8, 2013
Idaho’s First Lady, Mrs. Lori Otter, and the Idaho Potato Commission Launch Educational Program for Elementary School Children

As the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 75th Anniversary year comes to a close, the IPC has partnered with Idaho’s First Lady, Lori Otter, to launch “Smashed Spuddy Buddy,” an educational and interactive program designed to help teach kids about the nutritional benefits of Idaho® potatoes. For a limited time parents will have an opportunity to win one of 75 $100 U.S. Savings Bonds.
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Idaho Potato Commission Sponsors Inaugural Exergy Tour in Idaho

Jun 15, 2012
Idaho Potato Commission Sponsors Inaugural Exergy Tour in Idaho

Thousands gathered in the streets of Boise, Nampa, Kuna and Idaho City over Memorial Day weekend as the first-ever Exergy Tour welcomed the world’s top women cyclists to scenic Idaho to compete at the highest level. Throughout the five day event, the Olympic athletes fueled up for their rides in the Feed Zone with healthy, nutrient-dense Idaho® potatoes provided by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC).
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U.S. Senators from Idaho Welcome Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck to the Nation's Capitol

Jun 12, 2012
U.S. Senators from Idaho Welcome Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck to the Nation's Capitol

The U.S. Senators from Idaho, James E. Risch and Mike Crapo, today joined the President and CEO of the IPC, Frank Muir, to welcome the Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck when it rolled into Washington, D.C. for a special appearance in front of the the U.S. Capitol Building. In celebration of the mid-point of the truck’s seven-month cross country tour, to mark the IPC’s milestone 75th Anniversary, Senators Risch and Crapo joined Muir to present a $100,000 check from the IPC to Enid A. Borden, the President and CEO of Meals On Wheels Association of America.
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