Colorado Potatoes

February is National Potato Lover’s Month.  Did you know that more than 70 kinds of potatoes are grown in Colorado?  You can learn more about Colorado’s potato industry in numerous publications from the Colorado State University Extension and the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Potato producers can find growing tips and resources on pest control, marketing, varieties, fertilizers, and more by visiting our library catalog.

A helpful publication for consumers is the Extension’s Potato Facts, which gives a brief overview of how to select potatoes in the grocery store; storing and cooking with potatoes; nutrition information; and food safety tips.

Finally, just for fun, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is celebrating National Potato Lover’s Month with a new recipe for Smoky Gnocchi.  Potatoes + bacon + mushrooms + Gouda = yum!