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I read something really interesting the other day in one of my cookbooks. Put an apple in with your potatoes, it said, to prevent the potatoes from sprouting in storage.
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STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF Greek Potato Salad
Potato salad is not exclusive to the Americas. It comes in many forms and is extremely popular worldwide. And just about everyone has a favorite potato salad recipe.
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LIKE A FISH OUT OF FARGO Farm To Fork, A CSA Series: Too Busy To Cook
Culinary school. Work. A wedding in five days.
The past couple weeks have left little time to cook. Visit Simple, Good, and Tastyto find out how I used my CSA box.
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Potato stocks in North Dakota are down 14 percent from both a year ago and from 2008.
The Agriculture Department said the amount of potatoes held by growers, dealers and processors in the state on Jan. 1 stood at 10.8 million hundredweight — the lowest Jan. 1 level in 21 years.
Officials say the threat of widespread potato blight in the Red River Valley appears to be over, at least for this year.
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association and North Dakota State University said no new cases have been reported the past few days, though farmers are cautioned to continue to watch for the disease.
From the fields of Idaho to tasting rooms in suburban Chicago, potato farmers, researchers and industry representatives are in the midst of an elusive hunt: finding a new spud for McDonald’s french fries.
By John Miller, The Associated Press
, September 24, 2009
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association says its irrigated potato research farm in central North Dakota will be moved to the eastern part of the state.
Association president Chuck Gunnerson said the research farm near Tappen was too far to travel for researchers from the Red River Valley.
Gunnerson said the research farm will be located next to a Hutterite colony near Fordville.
The association said it’s selling the Tappen farm and will lease acres for the research farm from the Hutterite colony.
The Salvation Army has more than 5,000 pounds of potatoes and the church is giving them away, said Maj. Tim Miller.
A semi-truck driver passing through Carrington, N.D., Sunday realized his truck was too heavy and contacted the Salvation Army in Jamestown so the initial 8,000 pounds of russet potatoes wouldn’t go to waste, Miller said.
It is hard to imagine how many potatoes the Folson family has put on American dinner tables over the years, but that number would be hard to beat. After all, Nels Folson was the first commercial potato producer in North Dakota, way back in 1906, and four generations of the family have been pulling potatoes out of Red River Valley soils ever since.
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