U.S. Potato Farmers Share the Best Way to Store Potatoes
Wondering how to store potatoes or how long potatoes last? U.S. potato farmers provide expert insight on getting the most out of your potatoes, from the produce aisle to your plate
DENVER (March 31, 2020) — Many consumers are stocking up on potatoes during these uncertain times and it’s important to make the most of these purchases. Heidi Alsum Randall, a Wisconsin potato farmer, provided the following thoughts:
“Many people are spending more time in their homes right now, looking for ways to prepare easy and nutritious meals for themselves and their families. We are hearing from grocery retailers that people are stocking up on potatoes. That makes perfect sense to us as potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable with a long shelf-life.
Potato farmers, packers and processors are doing what it takes to keep potatoes supplied to grocery stores and restaurants around the country. Now more than ever, we are committed to our life’s work – raising food for families here and around the world.”
Au gratin, a simple dish made with thinly sliced potatoes
Roasted by cutting into pieces and tossing with oil, salt and pepper or dried herbs and putting in the oven
Mashed, just boil, mash and combine with milk and butter
Don’t forget that many dishes, such as potato salad, can be made ahead and enjoyed later as long as they are stored in the refrigerator.
To learn more about the potatoes you’ve purchased, please go to PotatoGoodness.com for more recipes, cooking tricks and tips and nutritional information. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About Potatoes USA
Potatoes USA is the marketing organization for the 2,500 commercial potato growers operating in the United States. Potatoes USA, was established in 1971 by a group of potato growers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Today, as the largest vegetable commodity board, Potatoes USA is proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry. For more information on Potatoes USA’s mission to “Strengthen Demand for U.S. Potatoes” by creating positive change in the industry through innovative and inspiring approaches, please visit PotatoesUSA.com.