in partnership
Screen Shot 2022-10-26 at 10.55.35 AM.png
The climate in Washington state is perfect for growing the best potatoes!

The best potatoes are close to home

Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods you can buy. They're great for breakfast dishes, main courses, sides, snacks, fillings, and more! They're also loaded with key nutrients, which means they're good for you too.

Want to know the best part? Washington state is one of the best places in the country for growing potatoes, and the Washington State Potato Commission is dedicated to keeping it that way through sustainable practices and strong partnerships with local farms.

Gaard headed up to Mt. Vernon, just 60 miles away from Seattle, to meet with Darrin Morrison at Morrison Farms. Darrin and his family have been farming and proudly growing Washington potatoes in the Skagit Valley for generations. Darrin's grandfather was a Swedish Immigrant who came to the United States in the late 1890s. He settled in the Skagit Valley, and the Morrison family has been farming ever since.

The climate is perfect for growing the best potatoes! Morrison farms specializes in red potatoes, but that's just one of many types of potatoes you can enjoy.

You've maybe driven by this farm before and didn't realize they were growing these amazing Washington potatoes! However, you've certainly walked by some Washington-grown potatoes in the grocery store, and that means you can buy some for all of your favorite recipes (or some new ones).

Maybe some stuffed baked potatoes sound good. Perhaps you need some potato salad, the perfect side to go with your grilled entrée. How about a quick and easy taco recipe? The holiday season is coming up, so you'll certainly want to whip up some mashed potatoes. Whatever your preferences are, you live in the perfect place to enjoy the potato dishes you crave.

For more potato recipes, nutrition facts, and information about potatoes, visit Washington State Potato Commission online. You can also follow them on Facebook here.

The Washington State Potato Commission provided funding for this content.