Latest News from the IPC
Nov 29, 2016
ALL ABOARD! CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR TWO IS GRAND PRIZE IN 26th ANNUAL IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST
Marley Chant Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker Awarded to All Entrants
EAGLE, ID (November 29, 2016) -- First-place retail display winners will set sail in the Caribbean for a seven-night getaway in an ocean-view stateroom, the new top award in the 2017 Idaho Potato Commission’s annual competition.
“We are delighted to be able to offer six all-expenses-paid vacations for two on Celebrity Cruises® as grand prizes for the 26th annual contest,” says IPC marketing manager Jamie Bowen. “The winning entrants and their category managers will be able to select from an eastern or western Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Cruises® Silhouette, for an approximate total retail value of $5,700 per prize! It’s the perfect reward for all of the hard work that goes into making these incredibly creative Idaho® potato displays that customers love, featuring Idaho® potatoes and our partner, HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits.”
EAGLE, ID (November 17, 2016) -- As the first flurries begin to fall in some parts of the country, it’s a sure sign that the holiday season is upon us! This time of the year is traditionally filled with celebrations and family dinners. And as Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” So to help you and your readers prepare for the season, the IPC has gathered several recipe collections for every type of celebration.
EAGLE, ID (November 15, 2016) -- Attention food fanatics and chefs extraordinaire! During the month of November enter your favorite Idaho® potato recipe for a chance to win a $1,500 cash prize, a myriad of kitchen appliances from Kenmore® and a 15 lb. bag of fresh Idaho® potatoes. In addition to the prizes awarded for first, second and third place, a $500 “Social Spud” prize will be given to the recipe receiving the most “likes” on the contest page, encouraging contestants to share their recipe entry on their social media channels.
EAGLE, ID (November 10, 2016) -- Does the real Idaho® Potato Farmer finally find his missing truck? We’ll never tell! Watch the new commercial featuring Farmer Mark and the Big Idaho® Potato Truck on national cable networks including The Food Network, CNN, Headline News, Fox News and The History and Cooking Channels beginning November 11 to find out.
Eagle ID (November 2016)—When time is short in a hectic kitchen, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has created a basic and resource for chefs and culinary students that need experienced guidance for producing perfect mashed potatoes and crisp French fries from frozen potatoes.
Eagle, Idaho (September 14, 2016) --The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the recent appointments of Ritchey Toevs of Toevs Farm as Chairman and Lynn Wilcox of Wilcox, Floyd & Sons as Vice Chairman of the IPC for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Sep 2, 2016
BIG IDAHO® POTATO TRUCK SETS SAIL IN NYC HARBOR
12,000 Pounds of Potatoes Donated To Manhattan's Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen as Thank You to New Yorkers
EAGLE, IDAHO (September 2, 2016) -- The world’s largest potato on wheels traded its tires for buoys in celebration of the 2016 Idaho® Potato Harvest. On Wednesday, August 24, the giant spud embarked on her maiden voyage through the New York Harbor – beginning in Brooklyn and passing all the major landmarks in South Manhattan including the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower.
Eagle ID (August 2016)—When reviewing the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) website analytics for the past year (August 2015-August 2016), IPC staff wasn’t surprised to find that Dr. Potato (alias Don Odiorne, Vice President-Foodservice) had garnered 959,328 page views, nearly 50% of all www.idahopotato.com views.