Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

Know your Idaho potatoes: new brochures delivers the facts on russets and other varieties

Idaho® potatoes –the term refers to their source of origin– are renown for quality and reliability in all 50 states. While most consumers and foodservice operators associate the Idaho trademark with russet potatoes, Idaho growers are seeding fields with new varieties to meet a burgeoning demand for reds, yellows, and other niche varietal potatoes.

To help all Idaho® potato customers find the potato variety that best fits their menu needs, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has created Bringing Variety to the Plate, a full colour brochure that details the qualities, characteristics, and applications for almost 30 potato varieties. For example, the commercially successful Russet Burbank is a late-maturing variety, oval-shaped and thin skinned with a distinctive, earthy potato flavour. It bakes fluffy, fries crispy, and is well suited to all applications.
Operators will want a copy of this valuable resource in their kitchens. To order a complimentary copy of Bringing Variety to the Plate, contact the Idaho Potato Commission at [email protected]. To research menu concepts using all the Idaho® potato varieties, visit the IPC recipe database at While on the site, check out the helpful size guide and Idaho® potato preparation tips, and find answers and solutions to operational and culinary FAQs.

About the Idaho Potato Commission

Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain–fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho® potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance. These ideal growing conditions are what differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states. 

For more information:
Ann Segerstrom
+1 415-922-6033

Publication date: