Celebrated in November

Sweet Potato Awareness Week

+ Sweet Potato Awareness Week

Challenge #1

Can you draw a pile of colorful potatoes?

Did you know: There are more than 200 varieties of potatoes available throughout the United States, and each is placed in one of seven categories: russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingering, and petite. Another 4,000 edible potato varieties can be found primarily in South America.

Source: University Health News

Challenge #2

Can you draw potato in the window of a spaceship?

Did you know: In October 1995, the potato became the first vegetable to be grown in space. NASA and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, created the technology with the goal of feeding astronauts on long space voyages, and eventually, feeding future space colonies.

Source: Potatoes USA

Challenge #3

Can you draw a Yam next to a potato?

Did you know: "Yam" also refers to sweet potatoes that are grown in Louisiana. When the orange-fleshed, Puerto Rican variety of sweet potatoes was adopted by Louisiana producers and shippers, they were called "yams" to distinguish them from the white-fleshed sweet potatoes grown in other parts of the country. The yam reference became the trademark for Louisiana-grown sweet potatoes.

Source: Food Reference