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Get the facts and celebrate Michigan spuds in style with Potato Day in Lansing

Potato Day will have plenty of fun and educational events plus, free fresh-cut Michigan-made potato chips!
Potato Day will have plenty of fun and educational events plus, free fresh-cut Michigan-made potato chips!
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 9:32 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Tuesday Michigan residents are being invited to the lawn of the state capital to help celebrate spuds!

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission and Potato Growers of Michigan are hosting Potato Day at the capitol building in downtown Lansing.

The event is a great opportunity to showcase Michigan potatoes. Potato Day will have plenty of fun and educational events plus, free fresh-cut Michigan-made potato chips!

If you want to check out the spud fun, you can head to the capital lawn starting at noon. The event is completely free and runs until 2 p.m.

Potato Facts

According to the Michigan Potato Industry Commission:

  • Michigan ranks eighth in the nation for potato production with more than 47,000 acres dedicated to growing potatoes.
  • 1.7 billion pounds of potatoes are harvested in Michigan annually. That’s a lot of spuds!
  • Michigan is home to over 80 potato growers most of which are multi-generational family farms.
  • The potato industry contributes about $1.24 billion to Michigan’s economy, including more than 3,000 jobs in potato production and processing.

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