Idaho Potato Commission Rewards Distributors Who Increase Their Fresh Potato Orders

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EAGLE, ID, December 21, 2009 -- The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announces “The Fresh Idaho® Potato Truckload Event,” a special foodservice distributor promotion beginning January 1 and continuing through January 31, 2010. It’s simple: Throughout January, when any foodservice buyer’s fresh Idaho® potato order exceeds their December 2009 order, the IPC will dole out checks of up to $2,000.

“This has been a banner harvest for Idaho® potatoes,” said Don Odiorne, VP of Foodservice for the IPC. “The crop is superb. We have multiple russet varieties to choose from and they are all of a good size profile, excellent in appearance and have the higher solids content that always sets Idaho® potatoes apart. With the truckload and railcar sale kicking off, now is the time to buy Idaho® potatoes; you can only gain by doing so!” Purchase up to four extra truckloads at $500.00 per order or $1000.00 per railcar up to $2000.00 in total and the IPC will pay you for exceeding December’s volume!

Here is how it works:

  • Visit and fill out the Submission Form.

  • Purchase up to four extra truckloads or a single railcar of Idaho potatoes in 50 pound cartons or bags over your December 2009 sales volume.

  • Send your sales documentation to the IPC.  Contact an authorized Idaho potato shipper by clicking on or your Idaho® potato foodservice field representative for details.  For a complete listing on field reps, visit

  • Mail in Submission Form referenced above and all qualifying invoices, receipts and proof of purchase volume by March 15, 2010 to:

    Idaho Potato Commission
    Don Odiorne, Vice President of Foodservice
    PO Box 1670
    Eagle, ID  83616

This offer is available for individual foodservice distributors or produce specialty houses ONLY.  Brokers, terminal market vendors or buying groups do not qualify to participate in the promotion.

Visit to review the Official Rules.

The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency that is primarily responsible for expanding the markets for Idaho-grown potatoes through advertising, promotion and research. The Commission also protects the use of the "Idaho® potato" and "Grown in Idaho®" seals, which are federally registered Certification Marks that belong to the IPC.  These Marks ensure that consumers are purchasing potatoes that have been grown in the state of Idaho.