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Millions of Years Ago

Volcanoes Shape The Land


Over six million years ago, stretching and thinning of the Earth’s crust caused movement along the Teton fault forming the most beautiful and dramatic mountain range… the result set the stage to grow the most famous potatoes in the world.

1837

Farming Begins


Henry H. Spalding, a Presbyterian missionary, becomes the first potato farmer within the borders of what is now known as the State of Idaho.

1872

The Burbank Russet


Luther Burbank develops the first “Burbank Russet” potato that eventually finds its home in Idaho. The desirable texture of the Burbank Russet makes it the perfect candidate for America’s Favourite Mashed Potatoes.

1890

The Great State of Idaho


Idaho is admitted to the Union as the 43rd state on July 3rd, 1890.   With over 83,000 square miles of rugged, beautiful terrain, it truly earns its nick name—The Gem State.  To us at Idahoan, the most precious gems of all are Idaho Potatoes.

1942

Dehydration Developed


In an effort to find more shelf-stable meals for our troops, the first potato dehydration process was developed for the military.  While this early, primitive process is still used by many dehydrated potato sellers to this day, Idahoan strives for higher quality.

1960

Idahoan is Born


A group of local growers from Lewisville, Idaho decide to join forces to start a potato dehydration plant—the Idahoan brand was born.

1990

The Perfect Mash Process


Idahoan developed an innovative proprietary dehydration process that better preserves natural potato taste and texture

The Future

And Beyond


Our mission of innovation will continue to bring you quality 100% REAL Idaho® potatoes in all the ways you love.  From our Perfect Mash to our creamy and cheesy Oven Bakes, Idahoan Foods will continue to bring you quality homemade taste in a fraction of the time.

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