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Jun 4, 2009
Fort Lauderdale Woman Wins "Free Groceries for a Year" at Publix

EAGLE, ID, June 4, 2009 - Publix customers are looking up in this down economy. The grocery giant awarded more than $20,000 in free groceries in its "Win Free Groceries for a Year Sweepstakes" presented by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and Sargento. Sandra Browne of Fort Lauderdale, FL, was the lucky grand-prize winner of "Free Groceries for a Year" - a prize valued at $10,400 and worth savoring during these financially straining times.
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Idaho Potato Commission Awards More Than $150,000 in Cash & Prizes to 2009 Potato Lover's Month Retail Display Contest Winners

May 1, 2009
Idaho Potato Commission Awards More Than $150,000 in Cash & Prizes to 2009 Potato Lover's Month Retail Display Contest Winners

EAGLE, IDAHO, May 1, 2009 - The most anticipated retail promotion of the year, the 2009 Potato Lover's Month Retail Display Contest, proved to be yet another blockbuster hit for the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) with over 2,150 entries, an 11% increase in participation over 2008.
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Idaho Potato Commission Represents Industry at 7th World Potato Congress

Mar 30, 2009
Idaho Potato Commission Represents Industry at 7th World Potato Congress

EAGLE, Idaho, March 30, 2009 - Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) president and CEO Frank Muir represented the Idaho® potato industry on the international front as a speaker at the 7th World Potato Congress (WPC) in Christchurch, NZ, March 23. Muir was invited to speak to more than 400 potato industry delegates from around the world on the future of processed potato products, an important trend in our "on-the-go" world.
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Revered Chefs Share Recipes, Raise $50,000 for U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Mar 11, 2009
Revered Chefs Share Recipes, Raise $50,000 for U.S. Fund for UNICEF

EAGLE, Idaho, March 11, 2009 - Chef David Burke of davidburke &donatella restaurant in New York joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), today, in celebrating the success of "Recipes for Relief," an online campaign created to raise awareness and funds for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund). The IPC and Burke presented the U.S. Fund for UNICEF with a $50,000 check to help aid in its global efforts to save, protect and improve children's lives.
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Recession Proof Recipes: Palate-Pleasing Plates That Save Cents

Mar 6, 2009
Recession Proof Recipes: Palate-Pleasing Plates That Save Cents

EAGLE, Idaho, March 6, 2009 - It is no secret that supermarket spending has been impacted by the recession. Whether you live in a small town or big city, all consumers are seeking solutions to cut corners. Today, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) launches "Watching Waistlines and Wallets" (www.idahopotato.com/waistlines_wallets), a web-based resource designed to help cost-conscious shoppers cook-up meals that bank on flavor while saving cents. No longer will Americans have to compromise their palates or pocketbooks to serve up satisfying meals!
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South Beach Sizzles as America's Culinary Elite Compete in Idaho® Potato Side Dish Challenge

Feb 19, 2009
South Beach Sizzles as America's Culinary Elite Compete in Idaho® Potato Side Dish Challenge

EAGLE, ID, February 19, 2009 -- The country's top chefs battled it out at the third annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray. Not only were their skills at the grill tested as they bumped the beloved burger to new culinary heights, but Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) -- a
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Idaho® Potatoes Energize Athletes at Special Olympics World Winter Games

Feb 13, 2009
Idaho® Potatoes Energize Athletes at Special Olympics World Winter Games

EAGLE, Idaho, February 13, 2009 - The worldwide recognition of Idaho® potatoes was apparent as participants of the Special Olympics World Winter Games descended upon Idaho this past week. As the IPC's mascot Spuddy Buddy greeted athletes from nearly 100 countries in his official cobalt blue World Games jersey, the universal response was clear, "Idaho® potatoes are the best in the World!"
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National Survey Reveals Potatoes are America's Favorite Vegetable, Making the Plate an Average Two Days Per Week

Feb 3, 2009
National Survey Reveals Potatoes are America's Favorite Vegetable, Making the Plate an Average Two Days Per Week

EAGLE, Idaho, February 3, 2009 - Any way you slice it, dice it, mash it or fry it, a new survey by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) confirms that Americans love their spuds…so much that 75 percent of potato enthusiasts consider themselves "potato lovers." With February marking "Potato Lover's Month," the IPC is dishing on top ways Americans savor the versatile vegetable.
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Jan 26, 2009
Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) Announces Winning Happy Hour Recipes

Eagle, ID, January 26, 2009—The judges of Idaho Potato Commission's first Idaho Potato Happy Hour Recipe Contest had their work cut out for them testing and tasting recipes submitted by chefs from upscale restaurants, culinary schools, local watering holes, and everywhere in between! The Happy Hour Recipe Contest ran from September 1 to December 31, 2008, and challenged professional chefs and cooks at restaurants and other noncommercial foodservice establishments as well as culinary students to put pen to paper and share their surefire Idaho potato happy hour recipe secrets. In total, $35,000 was awarded in cash and prizes to the top recipe submissions in three categories -Appetizers, Side Dishes, and Late-Night Snacks.
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Award Winning Children's TV Program, Awesome Adventures, Films 4 Days in Boise

Jan 12, 2009
Award Winning Children's TV Program, Awesome Adventures, Films 4 Days in Boise

January 12, 2009, Eagle, Idaho - In the fall, millions of kids across the country will learn about the exciting world of Idaho Potatoes. Awesome Adventures, an award winning weekly syndicated television series takes kids ages 13 - 16 on incredible journeys around the world and Boise was their latest adventure destination.
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