Latest News from the IPC

09/15/14 - Idaho Potato Commission Appoints New Commissioners

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the recent appointment of two new Commissioners who will each serve three-year terms. Randy Hardy, from Hardy Farms in Oakley, and Nick Blanksma, a grower residing in Hammett, will be formally sworn in at the IPC’s October meeting. Mike Christensen of Melba, who has already served one term on the IPC, will also be sworn in for another term. The Commissioners were nominated by industry peers and selected by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter.

Filed Under: Industry

09/11/14 - Twenty-Five Idaho® Potato Perfect Pairings Offer a Harvest of Menu Ideas for the 2014 Crop

Eagle ID (September 2014) — It’s September, and the annual potato harvest is underway across Idaho, where growers are unearthing a year’s supply of America’s favorite potatoes. To coincide with the arrival of fresh Idaho® Potato varieties in the market and to assist operators with planning for fall and winter menus, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has posted its Perfect Potato Pairings recipe web page.

Filed Under: Foodservice

09/03/14 - Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck Nominates Florida Department of Citrus, Washington Apples, & Georgia Peaches to Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Showing its support for one of the most popular fundraisers ever, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Great Big Idaho Potato Truck nominated the Florida Department of Citrus, Washington Apples and Georgia Peaches to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The energetic Tater Team that travels with the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck initiated the challenge on Facebook with a video of them drenching the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck.

Filed Under: Big Idaho Potato Truck, Consumer, Industry, Retail, Special Events

08/13/14 - As Tater Tots® Hit the Big 60, The Idaho Potato Commission Celebrates Six Decades of Tot-Inspired Menu Creativity

When Tater Tots® began arriving in grocery stores in 1954, they quickly caught on as a snack food, a side dish and the foundation for casseroles at dinner tables across America. Across the next sixty years, foodservice operators capitalized on tot popularity, enthusiastically integrated them into menus ranging from quick service to white tablecloth. As these bite-sized potato croquettes officially move into middle age, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) salutes the tot as both an inspired potato product and a springboard for potato creativity.

Filed Under: Foodservice

08/05/14 - Idaho Potato Commission Perfects the Potato Salad

During peak picnic season make sure your spread is complete with the perfect potato salad. With more than 100 potato salads in its rich recipe database, as well as tips from the experts and how-to videos, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) website is your top resource for this popular summer side dish.

Filed Under: Consumer