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Eagle, ID (January 8, 2020)—Ever wonder how quality Idaho® Potatoes arrive in thousands of foodservice kitchens consistently fresh, and carefully packed and sized? To keep customers in the know, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Idaho® Potato Harvest video follows the Idaho® Potato production process from spring planting through late summer harvest, transfer to storage sheds and on to the sorting and packing line.

In less than three minutes, foodservice operators can learn facts like:

  • Over 300,000 acres of potatoes are planted across Idaho each year.
  • Mountain-fed reservoirs provide the 20-30 inches of irrigation water needed annually.
  • Idaho’s hot summer days and cool nights help grow strong healthy plants and the best quality potatoes.
  • Sophisticated harvesters fill transport trucks with 30,000 pounds of potatoes in just 50 seconds!
  • Temperature-controlled storage facilities ensure the potatoes are stored properly in piles up to 18 feet high!
  • Packers throughout Idaho sort the potatoes by weight, grade, quality and size.

For operator, distributor and educator convenience, the IPC offers the video in a variety of formats—full length with either subtitles or voice over, and shorter videos that focus on harvesting, irrigating, planting and storage and packing. To access all the Idaho® Potato Harvest video options, click here.

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: