News from the IPC "Consumer" category

Sep 29, 2015


Dan Nakamura and Lynn Wilcox Reappointed for Second Three-year Term

EAGLE, Idaho, September 29, 2015 – The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the recent appointment of James Hoff as a new Commissioner who will a serve three-year term.  James Hoff of Hoff Farms in Idaho Falls will be formally sworn in at the IPC’s October meeting.  Dan Nakamura and Lynn Wilcox, who have already served one term, will be sworn in for second three-year terms. The Commissioners were nominated by industry peers and selected by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter.

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Aug 24, 2015


EAGLE, Idaho, August 24, 2015 – The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recently updated its website to make it easier than ever for consumers to spend quality time online with Idaho® potatoes. Two of the most exciting changes include an improved experience on mobile devices and a new contemporary design.

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Jul 9, 2015


EAGLE, Idaho, July 09, 2015 – Latin food is hotter than ever and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is pouncing on this flavor trend with ten new potato salad recipes to complement your summertime suppers.  Ten popular food bloggers transformed the traditional potato salad into unforgettable side dishes by adding fiery spices and other popular ingredients found in Latin foods to create “ensalada de papas extraordinaria.”

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Mar 26, 2015

Southern California Food Bloggers Celebrate Idaho® Potatoes at 2nd Annual Potato Palooza

When 22 of southern California’s top food bloggers got together to talk taters at the 2nd Annual Potato Palooza, it was no ordinary tasting event. Idaho® potatoes were the centerpiece of this exclusive event that showcased the versatility of the spud through a collection of recipes that went above and beyond the traditional baked, mashed, fried and roasted applications.

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Feb 23, 2015

Idaho Potato Commission Announces Winner of FOOD52's Best Potato Recipe 2.0 Contest

Kate Suletzki, the blogger behind A Cup of Sugar, a Pinch of Spice, is the newly crowned winner of Food52’s Best Potato Recipe 2.0 Contest, run in partnership with the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC). This contest, one of the most successful in Food52’s history, generated more than 250 entries from the kitchen and home destination’s dedicated community of cooking enthusiasts.

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Feb 6, 2015

Idaho Potatoes Offer a One-Two Punch: Flavor and Nutrition

February is National Heart Month, and a reminder to everyone to take care of their hearts. Fresh Idaho® potatoes, certified by the American Heart Association as a heart-healthy food, naturally contain many of the nutrients your heart needs to be strong.

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Jan 5, 2015

Idaho Potato Commission Rings in 2015 as Presenting Sponsor of 2nd Annual Idaho New Year's Eve Potato® Drop

It was noisy in Boise for the Second Annual New Year’s Eve Idaho® Potato Drop. Seconds before the stroke of midnight, a 17-foot long spud was lowered by crane in the downtown area to ring in 2015. Tens of thousands attended this family-friendly event including the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Big Idaho® Potato Truck and lovable mascot, Spuddy Buddy.

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Dec 23, 2014

In a Wet-Weather Showdown, the Air Force Academy Took on Western Michigan University at the 18th Annual Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl

The Air Force Academy (Mountain West Conference) went head-to-head with Western Michigan University (Mid-American Conference) on Saturday, December 20th in the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl on the blue turf in Albertson’s Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The game aired live on ESPN and ESPN Radio during prime viewing time and was seen by millions of fans.

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Dec 17, 2014

Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl Kicks Off On December 20 With Widespread Industry Support

The Air Force Academy (Mountain West Conference) will go head-to-head with Western Michigan University (Mid-American Conference) on Saturday, December 20th in the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl. The cold-weather showdown will take place on the blue turf in Albertsons' Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

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Nov 6, 2014

"Pass the Potatoes, Please"

EAGLE, Idaho, November 6, 2014 — In Idaho, the centerpiece of our holiday meal is guessed it...the potato. And, it's not uncommon to find several different dishes featuring the versatile vegetable at a Thanksgiving feast or New Year's Day brunch. This holiday season, go to

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