An Ode to Vegetables

Have you ever stopped to think about how easy and convenient it is to buy a bunch of crunchy, sweet carrots or a bag of fresh crisp green beans? For many Idahoans, the only thing separating us from fresh produce is a quick trip to our local farmstand.

Tap here for 8 Boise roadside farm stands with the best produce! 

Fiber, vitamins, antioxidants—veggies just might be the superheroes of the food pyramid. From helping us lower our blood pressure, to reducing our risk of chronic diseases and helpin' us keep the flow on the go, munching on Mother Nature's candy is a therapeutic experience.

Idaho farmers & ag workers are the real MVPs.

They're up and working before the crack of dawn, pulling 20-hour shifts a day to put those fresh veggies on our tables. Most of them have put in a full week's work by the time Tuesday rolls around.

We hate to say it, but not enough people understand or appreciate the relentless dedication, backbreaking work, and love it takes to plant, harvest, process, and transport a field of fresh greens and veggies.

Photo by Gregory Hayes on Unsplash
Photo by Gregory Hayes on Unsplash

ICYMI: Idaho's farmers and ag workers are innovators! They're talented, intelligent entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers who constantly push the boundaries of what's possible in the fresh produce industry.

Using cutting-edge technology, sustainable farming techniques, and a lifetime of experience, they're practically unstoppable in their efforts to feed Idahoans and Americans across the country.

So, the next time you enjoy a delicious batch of whipped Idaho Potatoes, take a second to appreciate Idaho's behind-the-scenes heroes and their amazing crops that feed our families.

Speaking of amazing crops...

the gallery below points out 10 fascinating facts and superpowers hidden in your Idaho potatoes. Cultivated around 8,000 BC to 5,000 BC, Gem State's most iconic crop can clear up your complexion, put a man on the moon, and more!

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