On June 11, the Idaho Potato Commission’s Great Big Idaho Potato Truck made a stop in Omaha, Neb., home of the Omaha Steaks mail-order business.
During its time in Omaha, the 28-foot-long russet on wheels got “married” to an Omaha Steaks truck at the mail-order meat company’s headquarters, according to a “wedding announcement” from the commission.
Now in its third year on the road, the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck is expected to cover 19,000 miles over five months, with stops in 26 states.
The 2014 tour is focusing on educating women about heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. Among the stops the truck is making in 2014 are the Kentucky Derby, the Art Car Parade and Festival in Houston and the 55th World Lumberjack Competition in Hayward, Wis.