Tips for Purchasing, Storing and Cooking Potatoes
U.S. potato growers provide unique insight into buying, handling and preparing spuds
Many consumers are stocking up on potatoes during these uncertain times, and it’s important to make the most of these purchases. Heidi Alsum-Randall, a potato farmer and mother from Wisconsin, provided the following thoughts:
“We know many people are spending more time in their homes right now, looking for ways to prepare easy and nutritious meals for themselves and their families,” she says.
“We are hearing from grocery retailers that people are stocking up on potatoes. That makes perfect sense to us as potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable with a long shelf-life,” Randall remarks.
“Potato farmers, packers and processors are doing what it takes to keep potatoes supplied to grocery stores and restaurants around the country,” she adds. “Now more than ever, we are committed to our life’s work—raising food for families here and around the world.”