When I first launched Farm Star Living, I was so curious about the world of agriculture, where our food comes from, how it's grown, who's growing it, and who is behind the label of these foods that I love so much. Along the journey, I've met amazing farmers, learned so much about farming and food, and also about the companies that are behind the food that we eat.

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I also learned that growing food is hard, and there are always new challenges to overcome, from weather to financial to food safety to growing food that people will purchase and eat! One company that has been able to weather the changes for decades has been able to provide stability, grow purposefully, and grow reliably delicious, healthy food is Potandon Produce, who is growing potatoes under the Green Giant™ Fresh label. Now, there's a reason why they are able to grow with the Jolly Green Giant on their labels – and that's because they are reliable, trust-worthy and consistent. So many times it's hard to grow the same types of food consistently, with environmentally sound practices, while caring about the environment, the soil, the water, the seeds!

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Potandon has been caring about all aspects of potato growing and innovating in non-GMO ways as well. And there's something to be said for that. There's also something to be said for the Green Giant™ Fresh label. This label is iconic – it is one of the most respected, trusted and well-known brands that has been in grocery stores since 1903. It's not possible to put this label on just anything – farmers have to 'make the cut' to even be able to have this label on their product.

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That's why we love their food, and potatoes aren't just potatoes. They're grown in unique varieties, flavors, skins, and colors – as well as shapes and sizes. To be growing these kinds of potatoes – all different tastes and types consistently isn't easy. But they do, year in and year out.

Now, they are continuing to innovate potatoes by making them more convenient than ever. Some of us are very familiar with the stress of meal-time, and if there's a way to have healthy, quality foods more quickly and easily without sacrificing quality and health and taste, then we say 'yes, please!' And that's what they're doing now. Through impressive and state-of-the-art innovation, they've brought One Step...Done!™ Potatoes and Minute Mashers™ to market. Now, Green Giant™ Fresh reveals their latest product: Minute Mashers™ with Gravy to help make your mealtimes less stressful and easier than ever.

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Minute Mashers™ with Gravy are made with delicious, farm-fresh potatoes grown by Green Giant™ Fresh, real butter, real seasonings, and rich brown gravy made from real beef stock, OR tasty chicken gravy made from real chicken broth. Following the directions on the package, just place the whole Minute Mashers™ bag in the microwave for seven minutes to cook. You don't need to remove any portion of the bag, vent the package, or add any ingredients. Once the seven minutes are complete, you just remove the Minute Mashers™ package from the microwave with oven mitts (the package will be hot) and then you smash and mash fresh potatoes to your desired consistency.

The next you're searching around the grocery store for a healthy vegetable option, consider supporting the trustworthy brand of Green Giant™ Fresh and their farm-fresh potatoes.

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168 responses to “What’s In A Name? Everything!”

  1. A quick meal stretcher when you look to see unplanned guests settling in around the dinner table.

  2. We love Green Giant!! Lived in Pensacola, Fla as a child and there is a huge Green Giant statue that always amazed me.

  3. It never fails to amaze me how much human ingenuity is on the plantet. Just think of how much we have learned from others in the past. Especially with farming.

  4. Products like this are helpful when you find yourself with unexpected guests and are trying to stretch a meal at the last minute.

  5. Pretty crazy to think of how hard farming is. Like stated above it’s more than just planting something and having it grow. So many things to take into account and concideration!

  6. I love all of your different kinds of potatos-now I can fix whatever each person wants and keep each one happy-thanks

  7. Thank you for giving us the best quality food and being so safe and innovative!!

  8. I love everything! Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find the minute mashers anywhere 🙁

  9. I am a true potato nerd. As long as they are the meaty kind and not grainy I’ll eat them every which way!

  10. My husband is in kidney failure/dialysis. I wish a potatoe was made that has lower potassium otherwise he is advised to avoid eating potatoes!

  11. I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and potatoes were a staple in our family..To this day I still love a huge serving of potatoes.

  12. I have been trying to find these for the past 2 years, to no avail. I live in Mobile, Alabama, and I’ve tried Rouses, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Target, and Walmart. WHERE can I buy these near me? I’ve looked in all the produce departments as well as the frozen food aisles in the above-named stores. PLEASE help me find these!!! Thanks.

    • Hi MaryAnn! We’re so sorry you’re unable to find these products near you. Green Giant™ Fresh is working on getting these products available nationwide but until then, you can ask your produce manager to stock the store with these products. 😊

  13. Consumers demand quality and transparency in what we serve our families. Green Giant has been delivering just that for generations. You can see the quality for yourself in both the product and the company. Green Giant is one of the most trusted brands in the industry.

  14. Potatoes are so good, healthy, and nutritious for you. Those delicious potato recipes make for anxiety-free hustles in the kitchen.

  15. I have loved 🥔🥔🥔 all my life ~ any which way! As a young girl growing up in upstate NY, we always had a garden and grew potatoes (or tried to!). It was so much fun at harvest time ~ digging up all the little treasures! 🥰 Also, I’ve been waiting (and hoping) for any of the stores in my area to carry the Minute Mashers ~ none of them do! 😩

  16. This sir is awesome. I love to visit here about weekly to see what’s new and this time I found this Sweepstakes. That’s #GreenGiantFresh. I love it. And the videos are extremely helpful and fun. Just to leave a big thank you FARM STAR

  17. We have over two acres of land which makes it convenient to grow just about anything including potatoes 🥔!

  18. Ever since I entered a contest of yours I have been getting what I assume is spam messages. I really hope you are not doing this. I get anywhere from 20 to some days 40. They all say they are coming from farmstarliving.com.
    I would like for you to remove my name, address, phone #, email and anything else you have that pertains to me.
    Thank you

  19. This I am looking for asap make my chicken bowl so much faster and save on dishes plus it’s potatoes never go wrong there

  20. I shop at Food Lion and I can’t find the Minute Mashers anywhere in the store. I know you said they were in the produce department but I couldn’t find them in our produce department.

    • Hi Patricia! Our friends at Green Giant Fresh are working very hard to get these available nationwide. Stay tuned for when you might be able to find them in your area or ask the produce manager at your supermarket for them. 🙂

  21. I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin….I understand the hard work and dedication you put into farming. Thank you for being there for our country.

  22. My admiration and respect for our farmers, a lot of hard work from the fields to our tables. America continues to grow thanks to our farmers!. Thank You!.

  23. Great concept – Green Giant always makes meals easier and timely. There is not one week that goes by that I do not buy GG. I love 99% of their products! Thank you so much for the chance to win this sweepstakes.

  24. Some of their potatoes are grown in Idaho where I live, They have a corporate office in Idaho Falls as well and I drive by t often. A great company!

  25. I worked disaster response and recovery for many years before retiring and find that my thoughts and prayers nowadays are often with those impacted by drought, wildfires and flooding.

  26. I have been trying to find MinuteMashers since you first came out with them but have been unable to find any grocery stores with them. Please advise nearest location to purchase. Thanks.

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