Snake River Valley

Along the banks of the Snake River in Idaho, rows upon rows of broad green leaves soak in the warm summer sun, nourishing the potatoes below. The region’s sandy volcanic soil is rich in trace minerals, while mountain streams supply clear water to irrigation reservoirs that keep the potatoes perfectly hydrated – all in all, the Snake River Valley is a slice of potato heaven.

Sweet potato products from this region are made from sweet potatoes grown in the San Joaquin Valley area of California and the Southern Mississippi River Basin.

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Potato Math

Pounds of potatoes grown annually in the Snake River Valley

13,000,000,000 lbs

Average weight of a potato

8 oz

Number of potatoes grown

26,000,000,000 potatoes

Idaho population

1,612,000 people

If everyone in Idaho were to eat all the potatoes grown in-state, every Idahoan would eat 14 potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day, year-round!

All figures are approximate and are intended to reflect industry-wide grower production in region.

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