Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Grower Association: Gather around the campfire with these three winning Wisconsin potato recipes

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Winners Chosen in Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Grower Association Recipe Contest

Antigo, WI — The winners of the latest recipe contest hosted by the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) have been announced. The Gather-Around-the-Campfire Wisconsin Potato Recipe Contest challenged consumers to submit camping recipes featuring Wisconsin potatoes. The recipes were chosen based upon their ease of preparation, their culinary creativeness and the number of consumer votes cast on the Eat Wisconsin Potatoes Facebook page.

The Gather-Around-the-Campfire Wisconsin Potato Recipe Contest winning recipes are:

* Campfire Ham n’ Swiss Dijon Potato Packet courtesy of Cara Firestone

* Campfire Cheesy Chorizo Loaded Potato Skins courtesy of Jenn Tidwell

* Camping Irish Nacho Potatoes courtesy of Donna Ryan

The Camping Champion Cara Firestone of Austin, Texas, will receive a 10’ x 10’ Guide Series Combo Canopy for her first place entry. Second place winner Jenn Tidwell of Fair Oaks, California will receive a Gander Mountain Zero Gravity Deluxe XL Lounger. And Donna Ryan of Topsfield, Massachusetts will receive a Grand Trunk Single Parachute Nylon Travel Hammock for her third place finish.

Ally D’Antoni Phillips won a $150 gift card to her favorite grocery store. Ally’s name was randomly drawn from the pool of Gather-Around-the-Campfire recipe contest voters.

About Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA)

Established in 1948, the WPVGA is headquartered in Antigo, Wisconsin. WPVGA provides grower education, government support, environmentally sound research and consumer education for 150 grower organizations across the state. WPVGA is responsible for expanding the Wisconsin potato markets through advertising, promotion and research. WPVGA also supports the Wisconsin Healthy Grown® initiative — reduced crop protection inputs, integrated pest management, sustainable farming practices overseen by Protected Harvest, an independent oversight organization. http://www.wisconsinpotatoes.com.