Celebrate National Fruit and Vegetable Month with Versatile Alsum Potatoes

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By Christine Lindner, Alsum Farms & Produce Marketing Manager

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the vibrant colors, diverse flavors, and incredible health benefits of fruits and vegetables. Among the many nutritious options, the humble potato stands out as a versatile and delicious vegetable that can be enjoyed in countless ways. This month let’s explore the nutritional benefits of potatoes and discover some delightful recipes that showcase their versatility.

The Nutritional Power of Potatoes

Potatoes often get overlooked in the vegetable aisle, but they are a nutritional powerhouse. Here are some reasons why potatoes deserve a spot in your diet:

Rich in Nutrients

Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, which supports immune health, and potassium, which is vital for heart health and muscle function. They also provide vitamin B6, fiber, and antioxidants.

Energy-Boosting Carbohydrates

Potatoes are a great source of complex carbohydrates, which provide sustained energy. They are perfect for athletes, active individuals, or anyone needing a reliable energy source.

Low in Fat and Calories

When prepared healthily, potatoes are naturally low in fat and calories. They can be a part of a balanced diet without adding unnecessary calories.


For those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, potatoes are a safe and satisfying option.

Delicious Potato Recipes for National Fruit and Vegetable Month

Here are some delicious and nutritious potato recipes to help you celebrate National Fruit and Vegetable Month.

1. Hobo Dinner Packets

Whether you’re grilling or camping, let your family and friends prepare their own meals! Provide an assortment of proteins, vegetables, herbs, or other flavorings, along with pre-cut heavy-duty foil. Let guests build their own foil packet perfect for the grill. Get inspired and see how easy and delicious grilled hobo dinner packets are!

Hobo Dinner Packets

2. Summer Salad with Rosemary Potato Croutons

The red potatoes are crisp on the outside while being soft and tender on the inside, the perfect combination of flavors with the roasted garlic and herbs. The salad is full of fresh, crunchy elements and the honey mustard dressing adds a hint of sweetness and tanginess. The combination of textures and flavors creates a delicious and nutritious meal that is sure to please.

Summer salad with rosemary potato croutons

3. Grilled Potato Salad and Feta Dressing

This salad is topped with grilled yellow potatoes and a flavorful feta dressing perfect for summer!

Grilled Potato Salad and Feta Dressing

4. Spring Vegetable Gnocchi

This colorful stir-fry is a quick and nutritious meal that highlights the versatility of potatoes.

Spring Vegetable Gnocchi

5. Campfire Potatoes

Campfire Potatoes

National Fruit and Vegetable Month is the perfect time to celebrate the diverse and nutritious world of produce, and potatoes are a fantastic vegetable to include in your meals. Whether you’re getting your grill on to make dinner packets, serving up a refreshing salad, or a vibrant potato and vegetable stir-fry, potatoes offer versatility, flavor, and nutrition. So, embrace the power of potatoes this June and discover new ways to enjoy this humble yet extraordinary vegetable.

Happy National Fruit and Vegetable Month!