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Can potatoes ease anxiety and depression?

Fresh Solutions Network, supplier of Side Delights potatoes and onions, is one of many fresh produce companies promoting recent research that shows a link between more vegetables and a better state of mind.

Cold, wet spring dampened New York plantings, catch-up is expected

Minkus Family Farms in New Hampton, N.Y., is unlike many other commercial-scale vegetable farms in the state, and even the Northeast.

Idaho Potato Commission awards culinary educators

At Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, N.C., three culinary instructors won a 2019 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Award for Excellence in Foodservice Education.

Marketing opportunities abound, potato suppliers say

Potato marketers in the Pacific Northwest have multiple plans for their spuds this year, as usual.

Weather turns from foe to ally for potato growers

Some potato growers in Washington and Oregon had trouble getting their crop in the ground, as wet and cold conditions lingered into planting season.

Tasteful Selections launches new theme in Small Bite potato campaign

Tasteful Selections selected “adventure in a small bite” as the next theme of its Small-Bite campaign for the Arvin, Calif.-based company’s bite-sized potatoes.
Jul 03, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce Retail, #Potatoes

The Mart Group, ProSource combine into single potato, onion supplier

The Mart Group LLC, which consists of four Idaho potato grower-shippers, has entered into a joint venture with onion grower ProSource Inc.

Little Potato Co. offers summer grilling campaign

The Little Potato Co., Edmonton, Alberta, has kicked off a summer grilling promotion for its creamer potato products.
Jun 28, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes

Guess what vegetable is tops in Green Giant poll

Forget red and blue states. This polling map of the U.S. shows a green wave — and it’s not the Green Party you’re thinking of.

Potato storage on track; slip in Q3 retail numbers

U.S. potato shippers from the 13 highest producing states had 67.4 million cwt. left in storage on June 1, up 6% from the same time last season.
Jun 19, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes, #USDA