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When it comes to looking behind the scenes of the potato industry, one major company truly stands out—Idaho Package Company. Set right in the heart of the best potato growing country on earth, Idaho Package stands vetted and ready to supply pallets of industrial, institutional and retail packaging to a top-quality list of growers and/or packers. Serving for over 30 years as a one-stop-shop packaging supplier for a wide variety of potato and other agricultural applications, Idaho Package has ten to twelve semi-trucks loaded with a variety of packaging leaving its facilities each day en route to packing sheds and processors. From 50-lb. baler bags and their accompanying 5-lb and 10-lb pound retail-ready packaging, 50-lb bulk balers to be filled for delivery to the back of a major supermarket, and corrugated boxes for table potatoes headed to food service and fine restaurants, Idaho Package covers the gamut of packaging needs.
 

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Ipak partners with leading packaging manufacturers; custom design and graphics development are their specialty. Whether it’s retail or wholesale, Ipak can help you develop the optimal package for your product. Images and Text Courtesy: Idahopackage.com

 

The packaging that Idaho Package Company delivers serves a critical and timely role in getting the fresh produce of the region to the plate. As a major fan of all things potatoes, I have to tip my hat and say thank you!
 


All Those Growers


Idaho Package’s customer list of veteran growers, sheds and processors represents the best of the best in potato growing quality and processing. With so many years in the business of providing the industry with top quality packaging, Idaho Package Company has become the best around in forging strong, long-lasting relationships with Idaho’s top producers. And when best meets best, well, the end product sets the standard around the world.

Here are a few of the customers that Idaho Package serves, a who’s who list of growers and packing sheds that serve as an inspiration to all in and around the industry:

Idahoan


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In 1960, a group of local Lewisville, Idaho growers decide to join forces to start a potato dehydration plant—the Idahoan brand was born. In 1990 Idahoan developed a proprietary, innovative dehydration process that better preserves natural potato taste and texture. Image and Text Courtesy: Idahoan.com

 

Wada Farms


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Wada Farms has a 70+ year history of pride, excellence and respect – and an obsession for providing things of intrinsic value to its customers and partners. Wada has a reputation not just for quality, but for leadership in new ways of doing things and understanding trends and opportunities. Image and Text Courtesy: Wadafarms.com

 

Sterman Masser Potato Farms – Sun-Glo of Idaho


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Sun-Glo of Idaho, Inc. is a fourth generation, family-owned grower, packer and shipper of premium quality fresh Idaho® Russet Burbank potatoes, with state of the art facilities and sales operations in Sugar City, Idaho. Image and Text Courtesy: Sunglo of Idaho

 

Mart Produce


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Mart Produce was established in 1980 by a group of local farms. Eventually, two farm families took over ownership; Hansen Farms and Circle D Farms. For more than 30 years, they supplied a large portion of the potatoes ran through the shed. Now with a new, modern plant and additional grower partnerships, Mart has flourished, setting a benchmark for quality in Idaho Potatoes. Images and Text Courtesy: Martproduce.com

 

Nonpareil Farms


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Today, Nonpareil Farms offers fresh potatoes packaged under the Betty Crocker name. Nonpareil’s growing standards ensure the highest quality produce, every time. Image and Text Courtesy: Nonpareil Farms

 


Let’s Eat Some Potatoes!


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I’ll admit the name of this very, very tasty dish on Idahoan.com’s website caught my eye initially, provoking a further look. You will not be disappointed! Image Courtesy: Idahoan.com

 
So right away if you’re reading this blog around meal time, well, you might be thinking like me and be harboring some hunger for something spud related! Well, you can surely mash them, fry them, and use them in myriad ways…so I thought a few handy and unique recipes might just fuel your passion further. Here are some great ways to enjoy this great produce, courtesy of the growers and packers themselves!

Idahoan’s Aloo Gulab Jamun

Aloo Gulab Jamun is a very unique and tasty recipe from Idahoan. Kind of like a hush puppie but quite original all the same. Very nice! See many more of their recipes here.

WadaFarms Slow Cooker Baked Cheesy Potatoes

Who doesn’t love cheesy potatoes? This great recipe for Slow Cooker Baked Cheesy Potatoes from Wada Farms will not disappoint. See many more of their recipes here.

Nonpareil Farms Betty Crocker Russet Potato Salad

Packaged under the Betty Crocker name, many great recipes are available utilizing the wonderful potatoes from Nonpareil Farms. This “perfect for summer” Russet Potato Salad is just one of many. More recipes can be had here.

Sterman Masser Potato Farms – Sun Glo of Idaho: Multiple Recipes

There are so many great ways to utilize potatoes in a meal. The websites at Sterman Masser Potato Farms has a great list of recipes to enjoy…see them here!

Header Image Courtesy: Nonpareil Farms
 

AUTHOR: Dan Meyers