SIDE DELIGHTS® GETS IN THE GAME WITH NEW ATHLETIC PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM

Side Delights® in-store Athletic Performance promotion launching nationally San Francisco, CA (April 19, 2017) – Fresh Solutions Network, LLC announces the Side Delights® Athletic Performance Promotion program targeting athletes and sports fans. The theme “Potatoes Fuel Performance” promotes potato’s taste, nutritional value and ability to positively impact athletic performance. The program provides shoppers with information on potato nutrition as well as pre- and post-workout recipes via QR code links to Performance Magazine on the Side Delights® website nutrition page. The program features four major sports themes: football, basketball, soccer and...
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Side Delights® Announces Significant Scientific Research Affecting Potato Industry on Dr. Oz

“Permission to eat potatoes again” trending as potatoes nutritional benefits are confirmed including surprising data San Francisco, CA (March 27, 2017) – Today, Fresh Solutions Network applauded the March 23rd episode of Dr. Oz – giving American’s “Permission to eat potatoes again” noting that potatoes are “nutrient power houses” that surprisingly pack about “100 calories per spud” and have zero grams of fat. Dr. Oz opened his show handing potatoes out to the audience, correcting the misconceptions of “Tater Haters” with nutritional facts on America’s favorite side dish. The low-carb...
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Fresh Solutions Network Wins Packaging Design Award for Side Delights® Roastables

Praised for creating a unique dining experience with its visual appeal, the package design expresses elements of convenience, customizability, and lifestyle  San Francisco, CA (February 23, 2016) – Fresh Solutions Network announced today its packaging design award from Graphic Design USA, American Packaging Design Awards. The award celebrates Side Delights® Roastables fresh potato package design, with its vibrant color palette and rustic visuals, encouraging a perfect potato choice for dinner tonight. “We had very clear objectives for the design team to express the potential of potatoes as a canvas for bold...
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Fresh Solutions Network Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day all March with the “Luck ‘o the Potato,” In-Store Promotion, Featuring Side Delights® Potatoes

Inspired by the magic of quality and convenience, Side Delights® fresh potato in-store displays create incremental sales for Saint Patrick’s Day San Francisco, CA (February 17, 2016) – Fresh Solutions Network announces its March celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, with the “Luck ‘o the Potato,” in-store promotion, featuring classic, Irish potato recipes, to capture the magic of this festive, Irish-food-themed holiday feast. Potatoes are a must-have menu item for Saint Patrick’s Day, and with thoughts of a traditional Irish meal, shoppers will be planning early, and seeking ideas for a...
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Fryeburg farm putting a value on potatoes.

From: The Portland Press Herald, January 31, 2016 Sub-title: Green Thumb Farms sells potatoes in liquid and solid form on a national level. Farmer Don Thibodeau grew up in Aroostook County in the era when a potato was vaunted, but hardly pampered. The packaging was a brown paper bag. If there was value being added, it was at home and involved sour cream and butter. Today he grows potatoes on 725 of his 2,400 acres at Green Thumb Farms in Fryeburg, and adds value like nobody’s business. Through Maine Distilleries,...
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New Study Shows Side Delights® Steamables Really Heating Up Retail Sales

Nielsen research confirms that category-leading brand is attracting desirable shoppers and driving bigger baskets. A new study on the microwaveable/steamable fresh potato segment conducted by Nielsen Perishables Group highlights the impact that Side Delights® Steamables have on retailer sales and identifies the desirable shopper groups that the growing brand is attracting. Side Delights® Steamables are the leading brand in the steamable segment, with 54.4% of all microwaveable bag volume measured by Nielsen and accounting for half of all dollar sales in the segment. During the 52 week period ending 6/27/15,...
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Busting Five More Myths about Potatoes

With the start of fall comes the start of the potato harvest, the busiest time of year for potato growers. Since I busted several potato nutrition myths earlier this year, this seemed like a good time to return and address some other misperceptions so you can get beyond the myths and enjoy nutritious and delicious potatoes more often this harvest season and all year round. MYTH #1. MOST PEOPLE EAT TOO MANY POTATOES. Contrary to popular belief, the consumption of potatoes in all forms is well within current food intake...
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Purple Potatoes May Help in Fight Against Bowel Cancer, Study Finds

Naturally purple-fleshed potatoes may aid in killing bowel cancer stem cells, according to a team of international researchers who found that compounds in the vegetables suppressed the spread of bowel cancer tumours.  The research, conducted from researchers at Penn State and the University of Colorado in the U.S., and recently published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, found the baked flesh of purple potatoes suppressed the growth of bowel cancer in petri dishes and in mice by targeting the cancer’s stem cells. A release by Australian peak vegetable industry body Ausveg...
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The Key To A Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwich: POTATOES!

The breakfast sandwich has become a staple of on-the-go mornings. In fact, convenient and high-protein breakfast dishes are rising in popularity, according to a new study from Nielsen Perishables Group. But if you’re following a gluten-free diet or low-fat diet, buns, biscuits, English muffins and croissants commonly used in breakfast sandwiches might be off the menu for you. There’s good news: potatoes can fit right in as the base of a quick, high-protein, low-fat and totally gluten-free breakfast sandwich. It’s easy to make Hash Brown Sliders with pre-shredded hash browns...
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NEW DATA SHOW THAT WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE NEED MORE VEGETABLES, WHITE POTATOES ON THE PLATE

APRE’s latest NHANES analytical data are consistent with IOM findings that women ages 19-50 do not get enough key nutrients from vegetables (BOSTON, MA) March 30, 2015 – A new study presented today by the Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) at Experimental Biology 2015 confirms that vegetable consumption is very low among women of childbearing age (WCBA), and that the nutrient-rich white potato is an important vegetable to this population’s diet, particularly among subgroups with the lowest intake. The results are consistent with the Institute of Medicine findings that mean total vegetable consumption of women ages 19 to...
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