Latest News from the IPC

Feb 22, 2023

The Idaho Potato Commission and Van Leeuwen Launch Limited Edition Malted Milkshake & Fries Ice Cream

EAGLE, ID, February 22, 2023 – The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is partnering with Van Leeuwen, a New York-based nationally beloved brand known for their made-from-scratch dairy and vegan ice creams, to create a limited-edition ice cream representing one of America’s favorite food pairings, Idaho® potato French fries and milkshakes. The limited-edition malted milkshake flavored ice cream with French fry bites will be available to purchase through Van Leeuwen’s website and in all scoop shops in Los Angeles and New York starting February 23rd.

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Dec 6, 2022

Searching for Atlantis: Idaho® Potato Lovers Sweepstakes Winner Will Discover Enchantment at Legendary Bahamas Resort

EAGLE, ID, December 6, 2022 – The mythical island of Atlantis may have sunk beneath the sea forever, but its namesake Bahamas resort will offer fun in the sun for the lucky random winner of the 2023 Idaho® Potato Lovers Display Contest sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission.

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Nov 8, 2022

The Idaho Potato Commission Appoints Two New Commissioners

EAGLE, ID, November 2, 2022 – During the Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) October meeting, two new Commissioners representing the grower and shipper industries were sworn in. Daren Bitter of Bittersweet Farms and Brian Jones of Sun Valley Potatoes will each serve three-year terms. Commissioners Bryan Wada and Paul Saito were sworn in for their second terms and now serve as Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively.

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Oct 24, 2022

Celebrate Halloween with Idaho’s Spookiest Spud Recipes

Eagle, ID, October 19, 2022 – Halloween is here and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has a few frighteningly delicious recipes you’ll want to serve this spooktacular month! From pre-trick-or-treating snacks to sweet treats to more sophisticated fare for adults, the collection of 25+ recipes will keep everyone in the Halloween spirit. 

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Oct 24, 2022

New Hire and Promotions at the Idaho Potato Commission

EAGLE, ID, October 18, 2022 – The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recently announced the addition of Sam Eaton as the new Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs. The former Director of Policy and Counsel for Governor Brad Little of Idaho will primarily manage the IPC’s government affairs at the federal, state and local levels, direct the IPC’s trademark licensing, and provide legal and regulatory advice to the Commission.

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Oct 11, 2022

Foodservice Distributors and Operators, Retailers and Social Media Influencers Get Dirty Digging Spuds During the Annual Idaho® Potato Harvest Tour

EAGLE, ID, October 11, 2022 – For three days, foodservice distributors and operators, retailers, and social media influencers from across the county rolled up their sleeves and experienced Idaho during its busiest season – the Idaho potato harvest.

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Jun 21, 2022

Show Stoppers: Retailers Shine in 31st Annual Idaho® Potato Lovers Display Contest

EAGLE, ID, June 17, 2022 – Heartfelt tributes to stellar spuds were just the ticket for higher produce sales during the Idaho Potato Commission’s 31st annual retail display contest.

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Jun 21, 2022

The Big Idaho® Potato Truck Celebrates 10 Years Traveling America's Highways and Byways

Eagle, ID, February 25, 2022 -- Ten years ago the Big Idaho Potato Truck hit the road for a year-long tour to celebrate the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 75th anniversary. Fast forward a decade and three giant taters later to a national phenomenon that folks still clamor to photograph and share on social media. The Big Idaho Potato Truck was the inspiration for the New Year’s Eve Potato Drop and Big Idaho Potato Hotel, which have both been recognized by media around the globe.  

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May 13, 2022

In Recognition of National Pet Month… New Idaho® Potato Recipes for Your Pup

EAGLE, ID, May 12, 2022 – Wholesome Idaho potatoes are healthy for the entire family…including the pups. With more and more folks opting to prepare their pooch’s meals at home, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has created a collection of recipes just for our furry friends.

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May 6, 2022

Add a Little Spring to Family Mealtime with Idaho® Potatoes

Eagle, Idaho, May 6, 2022--Spring has sprung, and it’s time to add fresh seasonal veggies to your menu. With year-round availability, versatile Idaho potatoes pair perfectly with even the most delicate produce like baby peas and pencil-thin asparagus. For healthy and delicious recipe inspiration visit the Idaho Potato Commission’s Spring to It recipe collection. It boasts a variety of colorful plates that can be served with any protein…from cheeseburgers to grilled shrimp!

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