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Why Idaho

Because Grown in Idaho® is much more than a label!

To be sure you’re getting genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes, look for the Grown In Idaho® seal. 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.

Customer Appeal

Customer Appeal

Customers love Idaho® potatoes—so much that they ask for them by name.

Idaho® potatoes far outscore other states’ potatoes in customer preference and awareness.

For quality Idaho® potatoes, look for the GROWN IN IDAHO® seal and you’ll know it’s real.

Performance

Performance

Idaho russet potatoes consistently average high solids, season after season. This, coupled with low-moisture content, simply makes them better than those grown elsewhere. Use Idaho russets and you’ll enjoy:

  • Fluffier baked potatoes with bright, white interiors and more potato flavor
  • Crispier, fuller, fresh french-fried potatoes that shrink less and absorb less oil
  • Tastier mashed potatoes with consistent texture and unequalled taste. Even overmixing can’t ruin these potatoes!
The Origin of Taste

The Origin of Taste

So why are Idaho® potatoes so much better than the rest? Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, combined with plenty of mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, produce the unique texture, taste, and dependable performance that keep customers asking for more.

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You say Potato. I say Idaho! Infographic
You say Potato. I say Idaho! Infographic
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Committed to Quality.
Idaho actively leads the industry in:

Research, including growing techniques, food-safety issues, handling, and distribution. Advertising the goodness of Idaho® potatoes. Idaho uses the power of major media outlets to connect consumers with the Idaho® potato brand. Support. We provide educational training and merchandising materials to those who request it.
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Available Year-Round

Why bother with potatoes that are only available in season? Idaho® potatoes are usually available year-round, whereas potatoes from some other states are only available for a portion of each year.
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The Idaho® potato harvest delivers!

Each year, about 62% of the harvested Idaho® potatoes are used in processed products (frozen and dehydrated), 29% are used and sold as fresh potatoes, and 9% are grown for certified seed.

About IDAHO® POTATOES and the Grown in Idaho® seals

IDAHO® POTATOES and the GROWN IN IDAHO® seals are federally registered certification marks that belong to the Idaho Potato Commission. You know you’re getting the consistent quality and taste of Idaho® potatoes when you see the seal.

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13 Billion POUNDS OF IDAHO® POTATOES are harvested Every Year!

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Grown to Perfection in Idaho

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Did You know?

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Potatoes are Grown to America’s favorite vegetable!

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So many varieties

So much versatility. So Many Choices!

Idaho® potatoes are unmatched in their exceptional quality, wholesome taste, and extensive variety. From the go-to Russet Burbank to the delectable Yukon Gold, we’re proud to offer the best potatoes.

Russet Potato Variety

Russets

Idaho® potatoes are unmatched in their exceptional quality, wholesome taste, and extensive variety.

From the go-to Russet Burbank to the popular Russet Norkotah, we’re proud to offer you the finest potatoes from the Best Earth on Earth™.

Reds & Golds Potato Variety

Reds and Golds

Traditionally, Idaho has been known for its russet potatoes. After all, that’s what made us famous! We grow billions of pounds of potatoes each year—most of which are russet varieties. But many acres are now devoted to reds, yellows, and other niche varieties. So we continue to be a one-stop shop for ordering a wide array of excellent varieties.

Fingerlings Potato Variety

Fingerlings

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All-around healthy

IDAHO® POTATOES Are THE HEALTHY choice when it comes to nutrition!

Not only are Idaho® potatoes an excellent choice for taste and flavor, but they are really good for you! Potatoes contain both simple AND COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES, providing plenty of energy to the body.

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IDAHO® POTATOES are full of vitamins and minerals

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IDAHO® POTATOES are an excellent source of Potassium

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Do what’s good for your heart!

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