Latest News from the IPC
Jun 13, 2017
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION'S MILITARY COMMISSARY DISPLAY CONTEST WINNERS COUNT ON SPUD APPEAL
‘One Potato, Two Potato’ Theme Draws Record Number of Entrants for 2017
EAGLE, ID (June 13, 2017) Over 90% of the nation’s 173 military commissaries submitted entries for the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 2017 Military Commissary Display Contest, one of the most successful years ever for the annual spud-centric competition.
IPC Offers Cash and Other Prizes to Distributors Who Test Their Potato Knowledge
Eagle ID (June 2017)—The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is reaching out to foodservice distributors, foodservice fresh produce buyers and their sales teams to encourage them take a short, online educational quiz that enters them into three monthly drawings for cash and prizes. Incentives for playing the IPC Foodservice Training Game include $500 Visa gift cards, Cusinart Knife sets, Bluetooth Speakers, and the ever-popular IPC Spuddy Buddies.
May 15, 2017
AHOY MATEYS: IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST WINNERS ARE SETTING SAIL ON A CARRIBEAN CRUISE
EAGLE, ID (May 15, 2017) An all-expenses-paid vacation for two on Celebrity Cruises® was awarded to each of the top six winners in the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 2017 retail display contest, which also featured partner product HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits.
EAGLE, Idaho, May 15, 2017 – The 21st Annual Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl will kickoff on Friday, Dec. 22 at 2:00 p.m. MST/4:00 p.m. EST at Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium and will be aired live on ESPN.
Boise, IDAHO (March 2017) – The Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on America’s highways promoting Idaho’s most famous agricultural product, the Idaho® potato. In just six months, the Truck will log 23,000 miles, stop in more than 60 cities, both large and small, and be photographed millions of times by spud lovers across the country. The Truck’s popular “A Big Helping” charitable program will continue to support local non-profits across the country.
Spiralized Idaho® Potatoes Take Texture and Presentation to the Next Level
Eagle ID (February 2017)—Every Potato Lover’s Month (February), the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) explores Idaho® Potato versatility from a different and exciting angle. For 2017, we’re showcasing spiralizing, a preparation method that gives Idaho® Potatoes a whole new look. Spiralizing turns our top quality potatoes into all natural, single-ingredient noodles that are heart-healthy, gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian-friendly, making them an ideal ingredient for signature appetizers, salads and entrees.
Jan 18, 2017
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RINGS IN NEW YEAR WITH NEW RECIPES FROM KENMORE®'S FULLY LOADED IDAHO® POTATO COOK-OFF
EAGLE, ID (January 18, 2017) -- Following an online “Fully-Loaded Idaho® Potato Cook-off” event, Kenmore® awarded Crystal Schlueter’s unique and easy-to-make Mashed-Up Kimchi Reuben Tater Bombs with Sweet Onion & Gochujang Aioli the grand prize. The poppable hors d'oeuvres balance sweet onion, salty reuben, savory mashed potato filling, and spicy gochujang dipping sauce to create an unforgettable flavor experience.
In November, participants entered their favorite holiday-themed recipes to showcase their love for Idaho® potatoes. Kenmore® selected four winners, including a “Social Spud,” the most liked recipe on social media channels.
Jan 13, 2017
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO VANDALS CLINCH THIRD BOWL GAME VICTORY AT 20TH ANNUAL FAMOUS IDAHO® POTATO BOWL
Vandals Head Coach Paul Petrino celebrates the team's victory over the Rams during the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl trophy presentation.
Idaho Potato Commission Naming Sponsor of the Premiere Cold-Weather Football Game
EAGLE, ID (January 13, 2017) -- In the highest scoring bowl game of the season and the third highest scoring game in bowl history, the University of Idaho Vandals defeated the Colorado State Rams (61-50) at the 20th Annual Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl. Close to 25,000 die-hard fans braved the cold weather to cheer on the teams, while 1.1 million viewers (an increase of 6% over 2015) watched the game indoors on ESPN.