If you haven’t yet seen the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck in person, you have the chance to do so as the truck and its accompanying “Tater Team” set off on a five-month tour around the U.S.
Students at Riverside Elementary School, football reporter Heather Cox and the Idaho Potato Commission mascot Spuddy Buddy will wish the team bon voyage at a special event, 8 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 16 at Riverside Elementary School, 2100 E. Victory Rd. in Boise.
The Idaho Potato Commission and its marketing team created the spud truck to mark the commission’s 75th anniversary. The truck has covered many miles from the east to west coast and scores of cities in between to spread the word about potatoes’ nutritional value.
This, the truck’s third national tour, is a partnership with the American Heart Assn.’s “Go Red for Women” project. The third tour will cover 26 states in five months, spreading the word about heart health and good nutrition.
The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck features a model of a giant (as in 6-ton) Idaho potato. The tuber sits atop a 48-foot long flatbed trailer.