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Surprise Your Sweetheart with Colorado Potatoes


February is National Potato Lover’s Month! Surprise your sweetheart with Colorado potatoes as part of a special meal. Colorado produces more than 2 billion pounds of potatoes annually, making the state the fifth largest producer in the nation. Avoid potatoes with wrinkled skins, soft dark spots, cut surfaces or a green appearance. All varieties should be uniformly sized, fairly clean, firm, and smooth. Potatoes are gluten free, fat free, sodium free and are high in potassium and Vitamin C. Look for Colorado potatoes at your local grocery store or at restaurants across the state. Each month the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown in the state. Get the recipe 

 Contact: Wendy White, (303) 869-9174,




Sunshine Salad

Sunshine Salad







Oranges help to brighten up this tasty veggie salad. It is quick and easy to make. Top it off with your favorite vinaigrette.


5 cups spinach leaves (packed, washed, and dried well)
1/2 red onion (sliced thin)
1/2 red pepper (sliced)
cucumber (whole, sliced)
orange (peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces)
1/3 cup vinaigrette dressing ("lite", around 15 calories per tablespoon or less)


1. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss again. Serve immediately.

Makes: 5 servings

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, A Healthier You.



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