South of Denver sits a unique growing region called San Luis Valley. A mere 122 miles long by 74 miles wide has been growing potatoes since the 1880s. Nestled between Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountains, the valley enjoys mild temps and 350 days of sunshine a year. The nutrient-rich soil, pure mountain water, and plethora of sunshine makes San Luis Valley the perfect potato-growing paradise.
Pioneering research to improve soil, storage, and processing, has made Idaho the world’s research leader in the potato industry. The combination of rich volcanic soil, clear, clean water, clean air, and climate is superior for growing potatoes!
Minnesota agriculture is showing no sign of slowing down; from crops to agricultural education, the state continues to grow and support locally grown family meals from plant to plate.
Nestled along the North Dakota and Minnesota border is the Red River Valley. A unique area that is optimal for growing red and yellow potatoes.
Wisconsin’s soil was ground up over thousands of years during the Wisconsin glaciation, creating soil that is good for crops. The state has a short growing season but lacks many natural disasters threatening crops.