Thursday, September 11, 2014

11 Spudville USA

studio, oil, 6" x 6", 'Potato Flakes'

  • Idaho is ranked first in the nation for potato production, harvesting nearly 300,000 acres of potatoes each year (an acre is approximately the size of a football field)!
  • Idaho produces over 11 billion pounds of potatoes annually.
  • If Idahoans had to eat all the potatoes grown in the state, every man, woman and child would have to eat 40 potatoes per day, every day, all year-long.
  • With over a century of growing potatoes, Idaho has produced more than any other state every year since 1957.
Idaho Counties where potatoes are grown: Bingham, Bonneville, Cassia, Elmore, Fremont, Jefferson, Jerome, Madison, Power and Twin Falls

This photo was taken today of the Potato Museum in Blackfoot, Idaho, 'Potato Capitol' of the world! Notice the US flag honoring victims of 9 11.

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