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2018 Office Growing Competition

  It’s that time of year again! Our 2018 potato growing contest is officially underway!  Every spring staff members at the Washington State Potato Commission participate in a competition of who can grow the best potato crop. Planting begins in April, and staff...

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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Potato Bundles

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Potato Bundles

  If you’re looking for a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, cooked chicken, or cooked broccoli, this family-favorite recipe is perfect for you! These little golden bundles of joy are pretty much a complete meal. Add a simple vegetable or salad on the...

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Potato Growing Season

Potato Growing Season

Potato growing season is among us! Farming is a year-round, around the clock job but today we are going to break down the growing season timeline for you.  The planting of potatoes begins as early as March and can go through the spring until May. Planting time varies...

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Potato Nutrition

Potato Nutrition

Are potatoes healthy? YES! Potatoes have proven to be one of America’s most versatile vegetables with remarkable nutritional value. If you take a closer look you’ll find that potatoes are packed with fiber, potassium, protein, vitamin C, antioxidants and more! Another...

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Baked Potato 101

Baked Potato 101

There are so many ways to bake a potato. Today, we are going to give readers a few inside tips for making delicious baked potatoes! Many people believe that wrapping potatoes in foil is beneficial. However, wrapping potatoes in foil before baking increases the cooking...

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Agriculture Community

Agriculture Community

  Agriculture has always been a big part of my life. Growing up with a Dad and Grandfather who were both farmers gave me a glimpse of a unique, hardworking, passionate community. As the years went on, I began to take more interest in the agriculture industry. My...

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Washington Potato Growers Care

Washington Potato Growers Care

Agriculture is a major industry in the Evergreen State, and the potato industry alone creates 36,000 jobs throughout Washington while contributing $7.4 billion dollars to the state’s economy. Washington Potato Growers on average raise 170,000 acres of potatoes...

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Potatoes Around the World

Potatoes Around the World

Potatoes are such a versatile food, we can bake, boil, sauté, fry and do so much more with them. Regardless of where you are in the world, more than likely you will be able to find a food that contains potatoes in one form or another. Today we are going to take a look...

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Farming Families

Farming Families

No matter who you are, there is almost always some sort of experience that sticks out in your mind from your childhood. Several of my standout memories revolve around agriculture and farming. Growing up with a Dad and Grandad who were both Washington Potato Farmers,...

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Cinco de Mayo Chicken and Potato Stew

Cinco de Mayo Chicken and Potato Stew

Cinco de Mayo is coming up and it's time to spice up your potato recipes for the Mexican holiday. Enjoy this Puebla Chicken and Potato Stew with amazing Washington Potatoes. INGREDIENTS • 2 lb chicken thighs (with skin and bone) • 6 cups water • 1 large white onion,...

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