Happy Tater Day Idaho! The national day to celebrate potatoes takes place every year on March 31st and has been celebrated since 1843. Potatoes and Idaho go hand in hand. Check out stuff about potatoes you probably didn't know.
Idaho produces more potatoes than any other state, on average in one year is over a billion dollars in revenue for the state! That is a lot of potatoes. How much do we really know about these potatoes that have helped make our great state what it is today?
Well even if we didn't come up with the concept Idaho certainly perfected the French fry. With fresh local potatoes and creative flavor and seasoning combinations we've got it down in the gem state. Don't even get me started on fry sauce - How it is not an international sensation is beyond me.
Idaho produces more potatoes than any other state. That may not be a surprise but did you know on average in one year is is over a billion dollars in revenue for the state?! That is a lot of potatoes. How much do we really know about these potatoes that have helped make our great state what it is today?
There are tons of varieties of potatoes and even more ways to prepare them. Have you heard of Potato Ice Cream though? This is not to be confused with an Ice Cream Potato, which is ice cream prepared to look like a baked potato. Potato Ice Cream actually uses potatoes as a main ingredient.
Okay, maybe you wouldn’t live there, but would you have a staycation there? The Big Idaho Potato Hotel in Boise is definitely making a name for itself in the travel space as one of the most unique Airbnb stays in the nation. It is currently listed on Airbnb at just $124/night, however, it’s been as high as $250/night in the past.
Idaho and potatoes go hand in hand. Idaho brings in about $1 Billion per year through farming and agriculture around potatoes alone. Some of the ways Idahoans celebrate potatoes and how the gem state and other west coast states prefer to eat them.