Record Setting Display & Environmental Excellence Awards
If you want to see the largest display of potatoes ever to be put on exhibit, you need to visit Chuck’s Produce & Street Market in Vancouver, Washington. Here’s the Ag Information Network’s Greg Martin with the details.
MARTIN: The display consists of 133 thousand pounds of Washington grown potatoes, most of which are in 50 pound cartons, but also includes loose potatoes for customers to choose from. It represents the largest amount of potatoes ever used in one retail exhibit. The previous informal world record was held by a grocer in Canada, where just over 92 thousand pounds of potatoes were displayed. The exhibit promotes not only Chuck’s Produce & Street Market’s goal of delivering quality, affordable, and nutritious products to their customers, but serves to remind shoppers that potatoes are a healthy, nutritious choice for their holiday meals.
The Washington Association of Wheat Growers and the Ritzville Warehouse Company both received the state of Washington’s highest environmental honor November 12 at the Tri-State Grain Growers Convention in Coeur d’Alene. Department of Ecology Regional Director Grant Pfeifer presented both with Environmental Excellence Awards for their work in protecting the environment, while doing business that supports the state’s economy. WAWG received the EEA for its support and participation in the Agricultural Burning and Research Task Force.
John Anderson, president of Ritzville Warehouse Company, accepted the EEA for his company’s continuing effort and success in complying with all air quality regulations.
I’m Lacy Gray and that’s Washington Ag Today on the Ag Information Network.