Eagle, Idaho, December 10, 2021 -- The Idaho landscape is breathtaking, especially during potato harvest. This year the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) asked growers, those closest to the land, to submit their favorite photos for a chance to win an Idaho potato branded, KLIM jacket.
Dozens of farmers embraced the chance to show off their farms at sunrise, dusk, in the rain and under the stars. “It was extremely difficult to select just one winner, because let’s face it, it’s hard to take a bad picture of the Idaho landscape during harvest,” said Travis Blacker, Industry Relations, Director, IPC.
Mishell Van Orden of Garth Van Orden Farms won first place for the photos she took on her family farm in Pingree, ID. “That picture was taken on October 3rd, 2021. We were working Burbank’s late into the night and trying to finish that field. It was just sunset on that beautiful night.”
The IPC will use the photos throughout the year to help promote America’s favorite vegetable, the Idaho potato.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission 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.