Local Foods

February 10, 2014

Preserving Delta County’s Rural Economy

Join us for “Good Food, Responsible Agriculture and Preserving Our Rural Economy in Delta County”, on February 13 at 6:30 pm in Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss […]
October 14, 2013

TAKE ACTION TODAY—Tell FDA we can have safe food and family farms!

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed food safety rules threaten family farms and local food production. These rules are open for public comment until November […]
August 7, 2013

What do we believe about agriculture?

Western Colorado Congress is teaming up with grassroots, family farm groups in ten neighboring states to explore how we can build our power and challenge the […]
June 23, 2013

Local Foods Update: New Organizer Joins WCC Team

On the heels of our success with the Colorado Cottage Foods Act, WCC’s new community organizer, Rachel Zatterstrom, will be talking to WCC members and other […]
August 28, 2012

Senator monitors Cottage Foods implementation

by Monica Wiitanen, WCC Director at Large In early July, Colorado State Senator Gail Schwartz (D-District 5) met with cottage foods producers in Delta County.  She […]
March 18, 2012

Hickenlooper signs Local Foods, Local Jobs Act

On Thursday, March 15, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bipartisan Local Foods, Local Jobs Act (SB-48) into law.  The Act , sponsored by Sen. Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) and Rep. Don Coram […]
March 6, 2012

Cottage Foods bill heads to Governor’s desk!

The Colorado Cottage Foods Act (Senate Bill 48) passed out of the Colorado House of Representatives on Monday, March 5! Coloradans are one step closer to […]
February 29, 2012

Cottage Food bill passes House committee

On Monday, the Colorado Cottage Foods Act [SB-48] passed out of the Colorado House Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Committee with a unanimous vote of 12-0. […]
January 27, 2012

Colorado Cottage Foods bill clears first hurdle

Fruit and vegetables fetch low prices at the market, but when raspberries are turned into jam, a higher price can be sought. Value-added goods, like jams, […]
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