Idaho Potato Commission & Chobani Celebrate National Mashed Idaho® Potato Day

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Idaho Governor, Brad Little Applauds Collaboration

Pair Offers New Thanksgiving-Friendly Recipe Featuring Delicious Mashed Idaho®Potatoes and Chobani® Greek Yogurt

Eagle, Idaho, November 20, 2019 – For the first time, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has collaborated with Chobani, America’s #1 Greek Yogurt brand, to create a festive recipe campaign promoting America’s favorite holiday side dish, mashed Idaho® potatoes made with Chobani®Greek Yogurt.

The recipe celebrates two of Idaho’s most important agricultural industries: potatoes and dairy, which generate billions of dollars for the state of Idaho annually.[1] [2] The campaign will culminate with an exciting announcement: the fourth Thursday of November has been declared National Mashed Idaho Potato Day by National Day Archives, a national registry for special days and events.

“The collaboration between Chobani and the Idaho Potato Commission – two organizations that support their communities and help local businesses thrive – strengthens our state, making Idaho the place where our children and grandchildren will choose to stay and raise their families,” Idaho Governor Brad Little said. “National Mashed Idaho Potato Day puts a well-deserved spotlight on our Idaho potatoes during a time of the year when mashed potatoes are the centerpiece at dinner tables around the country.”

Kicking off in November, IPC and Chobani are thrilled to present the release of a new mashed Idaho® potato recipe featuring Chobani® Greek Yogurt. Both organizations will promote the recipe on their websites and social media pages throughout the month. The campaign culminates during the last week of November with the celebration of National Mashed Idaho Potato Day, which also happens to coincide with Thanksgiving.

“We’re proud to partner with Chobani, a company with strong roots in Idaho that produces a high-quality product enjoyed by millions of consumers around the country, just like Idaho potatoes,” explained Frank Muir, President and CEO, IPC. “Additionally both foods are healthy, affordable and promote active lifestyles. Most importantly this collaboration supports the state’s economy and Idaho farmers.”

For more information about the partnership and to view the new recipe visit https://idahopotato.com/idaho-potato-chobani

IPC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/famousidahopotatoes/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/idahopotatoes/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IdahoPotato

Chobani
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4x424DjOQb/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Chobani/status/1194348298548731904
Facebook:
https://business.facebook.com/Chobani/posts/10156385445591852

Contact:
IPC: Jeweldean Hull, (208) 514-4214; Jeweldean.Hull@potato.idaho.gov
Chobani: John Kell, (856) 816-7113; john.kell@chobani.com


[1] https://www.extension.uidaho.edu/publishing/pdf/CIS/CIS1143.pdf
[2] https://www.idahodairymens.org/economic-impact

About the Idaho Potato Commission
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 growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho® potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance. These ideal growing conditions are what differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states. For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.

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