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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION “BUILD A BAKER” WEB PAGE DELIVERS  NUTRITION MESSAGING TO KIDS IN EASY BITES

May 17, 2016
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION “BUILD A BAKER” WEB PAGE DELIVERS NUTRITION MESSAGING TO KIDS IN EASY BITES

IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION “BUILD A BAKER” WEB PAGE DELIVERS

NUTRITION MESSAGING TO KIDS IN EASY BITES

Eagle ID (May 2016)—Teaching nutrition to kids can be problematic. While the topic galvanizes adults, kids need a little help to engage. So make nutrition intriguing and interactive with Build a Baker, a web page created by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) to help kids make healthy menu choices. Potatoes often get a bad nutrition rap, when, in fact, potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable. A healthy diet that includes potatoes starts with preparation and toppings.

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THE HEAD-TURNING JAW-DROPPING BIG IDAHO® POTATO TRUCK IS BACK ON THE ROAD FOR ITS FIFTH NATIONAL TOUR

May 2, 2016
THE HEAD-TURNING JAW-DROPPING BIG IDAHO® POTATO TRUCK IS BACK ON THE ROAD FOR ITS FIFTH NATIONAL TOUR

In 7 months the Truck will travel 28,000 miles & visit more than 60 cities

Boise, ID (May 2, 2016) Back by popular demand, the world’s largest potato on wheels is traveling across the country promoting Idaho’s most famous agricultural product, the Idaho® potato. While on its journey, the Big Idaho® Potato Truck will help dozens of charities better serve their communities through its charitable program, “A Big Helping.”

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NEED APPETIZER INSPIRATION? KEEP IDAHO® POTATO SKINS AT THE READY

Apr 21, 2016
NEED APPETIZER INSPIRATION? KEEP IDAHO® POTATO SKINS AT THE READY

Eagle ID (April 2016) — Repeat orders will tell you: the popularity of potato skin appetizers never wavers. Built from cost-effective ingredients and easy to assemble, potato skins can be customized to fit any operation and menu style.

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2016 “PASSIONATE ABOUT POTATOES” CHEF RECIPE CARDS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION

Mar 17, 2016
2016 “PASSIONATE ABOUT POTATOES” CHEF RECIPE CARDS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION

Eagle ID (March 2016)—For five years, chefs across the country have spread the word about Idaho® potato popularity, profitability and infinite versatility in the Idaho Potato Commission “Passionate About Potatoes” ad series. For 2016, the series features seven new chefs, seven exciting new potato menu concepts, and a bold new look. And now, these signature recipes are collected in a “Passionate About Potatoes” recipe card set.

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ISSUES ONE OF A KIND COMPREHENSIVE RETAILER HANDBOOK

Feb 22, 2016
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION ISSUES ONE OF A KIND COMPREHENSIVE RETAILER HANDBOOK

Eagle, IDAHO (February 18, 2016) -- Wrapping up a phenomenal year highlighted by the fourth cross-county tour of the Big Idaho® Potato Truck, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has recently distributed hundreds of comprehensive Retailer Support Guides to interested retailers across the country. The Guide highlights the IPC’s multitude of retail marketing programs, as well as consumer pull programs that produce managers can leverage to help boost Idaho® potato sales. 

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PASS THE POTASSIUM WITH IDAHO® POTATOES

Feb 11, 2016
PASS THE POTASSIUM WITH IDAHO® POTATOES

Eagle, IDAHO (February 11, 2016) -- In a recent survey conducted by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), it was revealed that consumers aren’t aware that potatoes are a potassium-rich food. While 89% of Americans consider bananas to be a significant source of potassium, only 27% associate potatoes with potassium.

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THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH THREE NEW QUICK AND EASY RECIPES USING FROZEN IDAHO® POTATOES

Jan 11, 2016
THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH THREE NEW QUICK AND EASY RECIPES USING FROZEN IDAHO® POTATOES

Eagle, Idaho (January 7, 2016) -- The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is ringing in the new year with three new recipes that use frozen Idaho® potatoes to put a time-saving and tasty spin on classic winter favorites. With frozen Idaho® potatoes, anyone can prepare delicious and hearty dinners in no time. 

“The recipes were created to help home cooks find new uses for frozen Idaho® potatoes that help reduce time in the kitchen without sacrificing flavor,” explained Frank Muir, President and CEO, IPC. “There are literally dozens of frozen Idaho® potato products that can be incorporated into any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner. The key is to look for the famous ‘Grown in Idaho’ seal on the packaging.”

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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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AKRON ZIPS CELEBRATE FIRST BOWL VICTORY AGAINST UTAH STATE AGGIES AT THE 19TH ANNUAL FAMOUS IDAHO® POTATO BOWL

Dec 30, 2015
AKRON ZIPS CELEBRATE FIRST BOWL VICTORY AGAINST UTAH STATE AGGIES AT THE 19TH ANNUAL FAMOUS IDAHO® POTATO BOWL

AKRON ZIPS CELEBRATE FIRST BOWL VICTORY AGAINST UTAH STATE AGGIES AT THE 19TH ANNUAL FAMOUS IDAHO® POTATO BOWL

Idaho Potato Commission is the Naming Sponsor of the Premier Cold-Weather College Football Game

Boise, Idaho (December 29, 2015) - The Utah State University Aggies (Mountain West Conference) were the predicted victors of the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl, but the Akron Zips (Mid-American Conference) played strong and hard to win their first bowl game ever on the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The cold-weather game aired live on ESPN and ESPN Radio on Tuesday, December 22nd with millions of fans tuning in from across the country. 

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TACKLING TATER TACOS SCORE THE GRAND PRIZE IN THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION'S TAILGATING RECIPE CONTEST

Dec 16, 2015
TACKLING TATER TACOS SCORE THE GRAND PRIZE IN THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION'S TAILGATING RECIPE CONTEST

EAGLE, Idaho (December 16, 2015) -- Hungry football fans across the country entered the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) first-ever Tailgating Recipe Contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl in Boise on December 22. Hundreds of “spudtacular” recipes were entered, but Crystal Schlueter’s Tackling Tater Tacos, with spiced Idaho® potatoes drizzled with a delectable chipotle honey slaw and irresistible chorizo crema, won over the hearts…and stomachs of the judges.   

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