Harvesting Flavor: Creative Potato Recipes Inspired by Oregon's Organic Farms

Organic Seed Potatoes
In the heart of the Willamette Valley, organic seed potatoes will flourish. Combined with other locally sourced ingredients you can enjoy delicious foods all year round. Here are some of our favorite potato recipes made with ingredients you can find at the local farmers markets in Oregon.
  1. Oregon Hazelnut and Potato Soup: This dish celebrates Oregon's renowned hazelnuts, particularly abundant in the Willamette Valley. The soup's creamy base highlights the state's potato production, while the addition of locally grown chives and hazelnut oil enhances its regional authenticity.
  2. Salmon and Potato Hash: Reflecting the Pacific Northwest's deep connection with salmon, especially notable in coastal cities like Astoria and Newport, this hash combines the region's favorite fish with locally harvested potatoes. The dish, often garnished with herbs grown in the lush Oregon climate, symbolizes the fusion of land and sea.
  3. Willamette Valley Potato Salad: This salad showcases the agricultural diversity of the Willamette Valley, known for its blueberries and hazelnuts. You can incorporate locally grown herbs such as dill, parsley, chives, or tarragon (finely chopped).
  4. Roasted Potatoes with Oregon Truffles: Oregon, particularly regions around Eugene and the central Cascades, is famous for its truffles. This dish combines the state's renowned truffles with locally sourced potatoes, highlighting the rich, earthy flavors of the region.
  5. Potato and Wild Mushroom Gratin: The Pacific Northwest's dense forests, especially in areas around Portland and the Coast Range, are home to a variety of wild mushrooms like chanterelles and morels. This gratin, a melding of earthy mushrooms and creamy potatoes, is a tribute to the region's natural bounty.
  6. Baked Potatoes with Oregon Blue Cheese and Bacon: This dish focuses on Oregon's dairy industry, particularly noted for blue cheese from creameries like those in Central Oregon. Combined with locally sourced bacon, it represents the state's commitment to high-quality, artisanal food production.
  7. Potato and Pear Gratin: Oregon, especially the Hood River Valley, is known for its pear orchards. This gratin brings together sweet Oregon pears and potatoes in a dish that is both comforting and reflective of the state's diverse agricultural produce.
  8. Kale and Potato Soup with White Beans: Kale, a widely grown crop in Oregon's varied climate, is featured in this wholesome soup alongside potatoes and white beans. Seasoned with locally grown herbs, it embodies Oregon's emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
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