Eagle River Seed Farm, Potatoes USA Donate 600 Pounds Of Potatoes To Local Food Pantry

Published online: May 04, 2023 Articles
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Eagle River, WI – Eagle River Seed Farm and Potatoes USA have donated more than 600 pounds of potatoes to the Vilas Food Pantry in Eagle River, WI. The pantry has been serving Vilas County residents for more than 35 years.

Eagle River Seed Farm grows many varieties of seed potatoes for Potatoes USA and other customers. Seed potatoes are not seeds but rather potatoes that are used for planting. Seed potatoes are grown conventionally and are perfect for eating.

“We had these wonderful, nutritious potatoes available that we wanted to put to good use,” said Clover Spacek, Eagle River Seed Farm general manager, who coordinated the bagging of the potatoes for local families. “This is a busy time of year with potato planting, but the donation to the Vilas Food Pantry was an important priority for our team. We’re so proud to be able to give back to our community.”

Potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable. A medium (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato provides nearly one-third of the daily value (DV) of vitamin C, along with 15 percent DV of potassium and 10 percent DV of vitamin B6. It also contains 2 grams of fiber, 1.1 milligrams of iron and 3 grams of plant-based protein.

“We appreciate the great partnership we have with Eagle River Seed Farm, and we’re glad these potatoes could help folks in need,” said John Lundeen, director of Research for Potatoes USA. “We’re happy to support the Vilas Food Pantry in its mission to provide people quality food in a caring environment.”