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WASHINGTON GROWN IS GOING INTERNATIONAL!

Friday, 13 January 2023 Blog & News

ARTICLE WRITTEN BY MATTHEW WEAVER, CAPITAL PRESS Season 10 of Washington Grown began airing on January 3, 2023. Watch the full episode here. Read the Capital Press article by Matthew Weaver below or go here.   The TV show “Washington Grown” will follow the state’s agricultural exports overseas during an upcoming season. “Exports are critical for so many commodity products in...

Exploring Our Food System on a Potato Farm

Tuesday, 08 November 2022 Blog & News | Sustainability

Living in Washington State, sometimes I forget how big of a farming state this is. In the city, you’ll notice herb gardens, flowers, or even some berry patches in the summertime but if you drive North or East of the city of Seattle, you find yourself quickly surrounded by expansive fields of produce with irrigation spraying in bands and tractors or harvester equipment. When I went to the...

Learning about how we all can benefit so much from multigenerational potato farming in Washington's Skagit Valley

Monday, 10 October 2022 Blog & News | Sustainability

If you've ever headed up to Vancouver, British Columbia from Seattle like my family does often to see our relatives, it's likely that you've taken the I-5 that winds through field upon field through the Skagit Valley.  The Skagit Valley is a region known for its fertile soil and is also very famous for spring tulip festivals. On a sunny day in July, I was invited by Washington Potatoes to...

Sustainability is Baked into Washington State Potato Farming

Monday, 21 November 2022 Blog & News | Sustainability

Did you know that sustainability is baked into Washington State potato farming? 99% of Washington’s potato farms are family farms. All too often, when we aren’t personally around farms, there can be a tendency to overlook the fact that farming is a practice and passion that farmers intend on continuing for decades – if not for longer when their kids & grandkids take over. Because...

Washington Potato Growers are Environmentalists

Tuesday, 08 November 2022 Blog & News | Sustainability

As a Washington local and nature lover, I can often be found hiking, paddling, or otherwise exploring our beautiful backyard.   Because of these experiences, I developed a strong awareness and care for how our lifestyles impact nature. So, with every decision I make (like where to grocery shop or what produce to buy) there’s always consideration for the environment. Just as we weigh...

Northwest RiverPartners ~ Hydropower for a better Northwest

Saturday, 23 July 2022 Blog & News | Sustainability

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Lead the charge for the Northwest to realize its clean energy potential using hydroelectricity as the cornerstone. Northwest RiverPartners is a member-driven organization that serves not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming. We also proudly represent partners that support clean energy, low-carbon transportation, and...

Nutritious and Delicious Potatoes - Do They Deserve a Place on Your Plate?

Tuesday, 08 November 2022 Blog & News | Sustainability

I recently had the sincere pleasure of visiting a potato farm about an hour north of where I live here in Seattle in the Pacific Northwest. I didn’t even realize it before my visit, but I’m living in a major potato heartland. The Skagit Valley is located right between Seattle and the Canadian border where the Skagit river flows into the Puget Sound (yes - there’s water all around...

The Science Behind Groundwater Levels and Soil Health

Friday, 04 November 2022 Blog & News | Sustainability

There is something special about the Skagit Valley; the way the air smells clean, the land gives under your feet with a sense of purpose and hope for new growth.  Having family that farmed here for generations, I know the worth of this valley.  I know how the Skagit River curves its way gently through rolling hills and green pastures, providing the valley with nutrients and vital...

Join Team Potato

Friday, 15 July 2022 Blog & News

JOIN TEAM POTATO AND BECOME PART OF THE WSPC POWERED BY POTATOES TEAM! The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) needs your help spreading the word on the health benefits of potatoes for athletes! For many years, potatoes have been categorized as unhealthy, which isn’t true! Studies have found that athletes are using potatoes as a powerful fuel before, during, and after major events....
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