Feb 22, 2017Wisconsin potato growers donate salad bar to local school
More than 400 students will enjoy vegetables, including potatoes, at Lincoln Middle School in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) provided them with a potato-friendly salad bar.
Arriving on the Wisconsin Spudmobile, growers and industry members from across the state will be providing presentations to students from two charter schools about potato nutrition, the Wisconsin potato industry and the importance of buying local. All of the students will have the chance to tour through the Spudmobile and hear similar presentations inside the vehicle.
“Putting a face to a name and directly connecting the industry to students is a huge step in helping people understand where their food comes from, how it’s grown, and fun ways to prepare potatoes and vegetables that are easy, quick, healthy and delicious,” said Dana Rady, WPVGA director of promotions.
The fun and educational presentations are occurring on a day when the students will enjoy loaded baked Wisconsin Burbank potatoes for lunch, while using the bar for their fruit and topping selections.
Along with the Spudmobile team, the potato-growing organizations that will be presenting to students are: Gumz Muck Farms, Endeavor, Wisconsin, and Nuto Farms, Rice Lake, Wisconsin.