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August 2015 Colorado Proud Newsletter & Calendar

August 2015 Colorado Proud Newsletter

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Calendar

Colorado Proud Pop-Up Picnic Schedule

Choose Colorado Produce Challenge

 

August Colorado Proud Month

 August 1 Colorado Day Celebration, History Colorado Center, Denver

 August 1 Colorado Wine Governor’s Cup Tasting, History Colorado Center, Denver

 August 2-8 National Farmers’ Market Week

 August 13-15 Rocky Mountain Malting Technical Institute, Alamosa

 August 22 Agriculture Fest and Feast, Greeley

 August 14 Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Cook-Off, Littleton

 August 22 Steve Earle Concert, Chico Basin Ranch, Colorado Springs

 August 28-September 7 Colorado State Fair, Pueblo

 September 11-12 San Luis Valley Potato Festival, Monte Vista

 September 13-15 2015 Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference, Crested Butte

 September 17-20 Colorado Mountain Winefest, Palisade

 September 18-20 Pedal The Plains

 September 26 May Farms Harvest Moon Run, Byers

 September 30 Colorado Proud School Meal Day

 October 1-3 Western Apiculture Society Conference, “Putting the Bee in Boulder”

 October 28-30 Denver International Wine Festival

 November 4 Producer/Buyer Networking Event, Denver

 November 6-8 Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show, Denver

 November 8 Colorado Cheese Festival, Longmont

 December 31 “Colorado…it’s AgriCultural” Photography Contest Deadline

 February 17 Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Grower Association Annual Conference, Denver

 March 11-13 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, Denver

 

Colorado Food and Agriculture Festivals

Colorado Proud News & Events

Colorado Proud Month-Celebrating 16 Years! It is hard to believe that Colorado Proud is celebrating its 16thanniversary this month. The program has grown to more than 2,200 members, and awareness of the logo is at an all-time high of 85%. Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed August as Colorado Proud Month, so this is the perfect time to use the logo and promote your products. The program is successful because of the great support of our members, and it is a pleasure working with all of you. Thank you for being Colorado Proud! –Wendy

Toast Colorado’s 139th Birthday. AC Golden Brewery and Colorado Native Lager are hosting a special toast on August 1 to celebrate Colorado Proud Month and the state’s 139th birthday. Watch for a special message during the 7th inning stretch of the Colorado Rockies game on August 1 (airing on Root Sports). Watch the teaser athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiewRBaDhjI.

Participate in the Colorado Proud Choose Colorado Produce Challenge! The “Choose Colorado Produce Challenge” – an online photo contest complete with local challenges and produce trivia – will launch August 1 during Colorado Proud Month, to encourage Coloradans to get reacquainted with the state’s bountiful produce. Contestants will learn fun facts and trivia about Colorado produce and complete a variety of local challenges. To enter the contest, contestants are required to upload photos of their completed challenges to the Produce Challenge contest page and use #ChooseColorado in the entry description. All approved submissions will be eligible for public vote throughout the month of August. Two winners will be selected—one for completing the most challenges and one for acquiring the most public votes on one photo entry. Each winner will receive one $500 Safeway gift card. The Choose Colorado Produce Challenge is funded in part by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

Get Involved-Colorado Proud School Meal Day. Your expertise is needed. Seeking chefs, farmers, ranchers, and industry professionals interested in educating students about agriculture, food, and/or nutrition. Give back and get back. Help local schools statewide educate, showcase local product, and celebrate Colorado Proud School Meal Day onWednesday, September 30. Your efforts will be recognized! Receive promotional opportunities and recognition from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. If you are interested in volunteering and making a connection with our state’s youth by promoting Colorado agriculture please contact Shaina Knight at (303) 869-9176 or Shaina.Knight@state.co.us.

 

Pedal the Plains. This year’s race, September 18-20, will make stops in Holyoke, Julesburg and Sterling. Race organizers are strengthening the Colorado grown food connection for the riders. From its beginning, the Governor has envisioned this ride as an opportunity for bicycle riders from the I-25 corridor to learn more about where their meat, poultry, dairy, fruit and vegetables come from. After these rides, we want them to have a greater appreciation for the hard working men and women of the Eastern Plains that make it possible for them to enjoy great tasting food grown right here in Colorado. As part of this year’s ride, we’d like to make this connection even more evident by ensuring that the riders have good meals from food grown in Colorado. This is a great opportunity to showcase the products and companies of eastern Colorado. Colorado Proud companies are invited to participate. For more information contact Richard Sandrock at (303) 866-2963 or Richard.Sandrock@state.co.us. Learn more at www.pedaltheplains.com.

 

Colorado Proud TV Ads. The Colorado Proud television ads are reaching consumers statewide this summer. Look for the new Colorado Proud TV ads airing on CBS affiliates across Colorado. The campaign this year features many of our Colorado Proud members. We’ll continue to shoot footage throughout the year to create additional ads. Watch the new 30 second and 15 second ads. Colorado Proud is also supporting the Farm to Fork campaign on Fox21 in Colorado Springs.

 

Colorado Proud Pop-Up Picnics. The Choose Colorado Pop-Up Picnics continue through the beginning of September. To join one of the 20 pop-up picnics happening this summer, visit www.coloradoproud.org. The picnics celebrate the farmers who help our state thrive and educate consumers about the benefits of buying and eating local produce. The events will feature free produce samples, guest farmers, chefs, recipes and information about buying Colorado fruits and vegetables. Colorado Proud Pop-up Picnic events are funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Agriculture through the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

 

Farmers’ Market Price Reporting. The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce a tool for consumers, agricultural businesses and farmers to obtain market and pricing information for farmers’ markets and farm-to-school programs. In cooperation with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Colorado State University (CSU), CDA is posting market information for specialty crop, meat, poultry, egg, and dairy products marketed through farmers’ markets, farmer auctions, food hubs, farm-to-school, and other local market venues around Colorado. These price reports provide farmers, agricultural businesses, and consumers with a one-stop-shop for market and pricing information. Producers and industry participants can use this unbiased information to track prices and know they are receiving a fair price for their products. The cooperative agreement between AMS and CDA is part of AMS’ expansion of its reporting efforts to include information about local and regional food markets. The market information is available athttps://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/local-markets-price-reports.

 

Send Me Your New Product News For Facebook. Each week on the Colorado Proud Facebook page I feature a new product from one of our members. Please e-mail me the name of your new product, when it became available, a photo of the product, your company name, where people can buy the product, website and your Facebook address.

 

What’s New? The Honest Stand launched their new certified Paleo and vegan Blue Cheesy Sauce. Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care is opening an Organic Farm Center in Keenesburg, which will be open to provide viewing of the skin care production area. Highchair Farms uses local produce in their new frozen baby food purees. Rodelle, Inc. introduced its newest premium vanilla extract, Rodelle Reserve French Oak Aged Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract. If you have news to share, contact Wendy at (303) 869-9174.

 

Grants & Funding

Looking for Grants? Visit www.grants.gov.

Know Your Farmer. Know Your Food. Visit www.usda.gov/knowyourfarmer for information about grants and loans.

Colorado Tourism Office Matching Grant Program. The Colorado Tourism Office’s Marketing Matching Grant Program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations in the State of Colorado for the purpose of promoting the state or a region as a tourism destination. The Colorado Tourism Office will award grants up to $25,000 this year.  Funds will be awarded to organizations whose objective is to promote the state or the defined region. For every $1 the organization allocates to the program, the Colorado Tourism Office will provide $1 in matching funds. Up to 20% of the match may be in-kind, which may include services such as staff time or donated services or materials relevant to the grant project. The deadline for grant requests is Thursday, October 15, 2015. Visit http://industry.colorado.com/resources/matching-grant-program for more information or contact Elizabeth O’Rear at (303) 892-3893, elizabeth.o’rear@state.co.us.

 

Wester SARE Mini Grants. Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE) is now offering up to $2,000 per mini grant for educational programming and training. These grant applications will be reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. There are two types of applications for professional development travel scholarships and professional development mini-grants for projects. Please visit http://www.westernsare.org/ for more information.  Other open grant programs include: Professional Development (Due October 28th), Farmer/Rancher (Due December 2nd), and Professional + Producer (Due December 2nd). Descriptions of each program and links to the full Call for Proposals can be found at www.westernsare.org/Grants/Types-of-Grants. The Western SARE Administrative Council will select reviewed proposals that are innovative; diverse in content, subject matter, and geography; demonstrate tangible outcomes; and provide readily adaptable technologies and information suitable to the adoption of sustainable farming and ranching systems by producers in the western region.

 

USDA Rural Development Programs. The vision of USDA Rural Development is “a rural America that is a healthy, safe and prosperous place to live and work” and its mission is “to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for all rural Americans.” Rural Development helps communities meet their basic needs by building water and waste water systems, financing decent, affordable housing, supporting electric power and rural businesses, including cooperatives and supporting community development with information and technical assistance. Colorado Rural Development made grants, loans, and loan guarantees for over $406 million in Fiscal Year 2013 for community facilities, rural businesses, renewable energy, housing, and value added agriculture. For information regarding USDA Rural Development’s grant and loan programs, visit http://www.rd.usda.gov/co.

 

Trade Shows, Events & Festivals

Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Cook-Off. Watch four Colorado chefs compete in the Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Cook-Off onAugust 14 at the Safeway in Littleton on Broadway and Mineral, 4-6pm. The event is free to the public and samples will be available. Come and savor Rocky Ford melons.

 

Steve Earle Concert. The Steve Earle concert at Chico Basin Ranch on Saturday, August 22 benefits education programs offered free of charge to over 3,000 children annually. Hands-on programs on nature, ecology, biology, local history, and responsible land stewardship. Tickets are $35 online or $40 the day of the concert. For more information call(719) 683-7960 or visit www.chicobasinranch.com.

 

Denver Chili Fest. This festival for southwestern food lovers will be held at Lulu’s Farm in Brighton on September 19, 10am-6pm. 5,000 people are expected to attend. If you are interested in having a booth and showcasing your product, contact Anita at (303) 316-8002 or anita@denverchilifest.com.

 

Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show. The 12th annual Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show, November 6-8, 2015at the Denver Mart, is the largest holiday gift show in Colorado with 450 booths of art, handmade items, specialty foods, clothing, jewelry, unique gifts and so much more! Each year 25,000 holiday shoppers look forward to the first weekend in November at the Denver Mart where they shop for exciting gifts for family, friends and themselves. Exhibitors receive 500 watts of electricity per booth FREE, tables, risers, chairs and waste baskets are FREE, the booths are carpeted and the parking is FREE!  A 10×10 booth in the Plaza is $595, but other options and pricing are available. For more information please call Kim Peck at (800) 521-7469.

 

Other News and Opportunities

Product Promotion Opportunity. Colorado will host the 2015 International Leadership Alumni Conference (ILAC), August 5-8.  Attendees will hear from leading experts about the challenges and successes of agriculture in Colorado.  The program, “Old Issues, New Solutions” is intended to provide Ag Leadership Alumni a greater insight into our diverse agricultural tapestry from livestock to specialty crops.  ILAC is a group of like-minded leaders who are graduates of rural and agricultural leadership programs from around the world that promotes their continued interest for networking and professional development.  Attendees have been from 40 different U.S. states, 3 provinces in Canada, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and Scotland. ILAC is celebrating its 26th year and is a great venue to meet other alumni and visit the host state or country to showcase their agricultural practices and share their agricultural heritage.  The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program is honored to be the host of this prestigious group of leaders. Each attendee will receive a gift bag featuring Colorado Proud products. If you are interested in donating product for 100 gift bags or to share in the hospitality suite, please contact Jenifer Gurr at (303) 869-9002 or jenifer.gurr@state.co.us.

 

Calling Young Farmers, Ranchers, and Fishers: Terra Madre Giovani – “We Feed The Planet” Conference: October 3-6, Milan, Italy. Slow Food USA is seeking young producers to represent the United States at the upcoming “We Feed the Planet” youth conference in Italy. This four day conference aims to bring together farmers, ranchers, fishers, and food professionals from around the world. Participants will gain a better understanding of the global food system while they are provided with practical tools to use back home. This will be a significant event on the future of food and farming, creating a space for dialogue, collaboration, and action. It will take place towards the end of the World’s Fair/Milan Expo, which this year is themed “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” More information about Terra Madre Giovani “We Feed the Planet” can be found at http://www.wefeedtheplanet.com/en/. The conference will create a fertile ground for the inspiration to create and redefine ideas and models for feeding the planet, and, as a result, will generate new connections, ideas, business startups, and active and hands-on solutions for the future farming and food system in a good, clean and fair way. What to expect: Exchange knowledge and experiences with the other young producers from all over the world, with the ability to bring this knowledge back to your own community; Good food, drinks and music; Lectures, conferences and discussions offered by inspiring keynote speakers such as Raj Patel, Alice Waters, and Carlo Petrini; Interactive and innovative workshops; Learn how to become a food entrepreneur or farmer of the future; Work together with other young farmers and food professionals to create new solutions for our future food system; Let’s get inspired, exchange knowledge and experiences and show the world how to feed the planet in the future! All housing, food, and ground transportation will be covered for participants by the Slow Food Youth Network and participants will only be responsible for paying for their airfare to/from Milan. Interested individuals should contact Lauren Howe, Manager of the National School Garden Program of Slow Food USA by email: lauren@slowfoodusa.org  by August 5, 2015.

 

Provide Feedback Regarding Kitchen Incubators. The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments was awarded a $20,000 grant from DOLA to develop a feasibility study for a kitchen Incubator in Summit County. A kitchen incubator is a commercial kitchen that not only provides a space for local food producers to make their product, but also provides the business training needed for these companies to thrive. The feasibility study will assess the need and long-term viability of this program in the High Country and we have created a survey to assist in judging the interest in this type of service. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/kitchenincubatorstudy to complete the survey. You don’t have to be located in Summit County to provide feedback. They are looking for input from across the state.

 

Participate in a Food Waste Study. Brink, Inc., an Erie-based environmental consulting company, is currently studying how the Colorado livestock industry can work more closely with food producers to utilize pre-consumer food waste for its highest and best purpose.  In some cases, composting is the best option, however, clean (pre-consumer) vegetable, grain and fruit food waste can be mixed with other feedstuffs and fed to livestock. This method represents a superior use of a valuable product. The study will identify barriers and determine the conditions necessary to cost-effectively utilize pre-consumer food waste at livestock facilities. Brink, Inc. is soliciting input from pre-consumer food and brewing waste generators regarding how they are currently managing their by-products. “We’d also like to talk with livestock producers that are currently feeding food or brewers waste to see how it’s working for them,” says Phil Brink of Brink, Inc. Please contact Phil at (720) 887-9944 or phil@brinkinc.biz. The study is partially funded by the Enrich Colorado Agriculture Grant, provided by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

 

LocalFood CS Mobile App. LocalFood CS is a mobile app for local food in the Pikes Peak region. What makes this local food portal unique? It is region specific and the information is in real time. Download for iPhone or Android. For more information contact Elise at eliserothman@hotmail.com.

 

Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. CFVGA’s mission is to improve business conditions for Colorado’s commercial fruit and vegetable growers of all sizes, production practices and marketing channels. Whether you are a grower, an industry that engages with produce growers, or a partner who wants to see Colorado produce continue to benefit the citizens of Colorado, you are invited to join. For more information, visit http://coloradoproduce.org.

 

Colorado Specialty Food Makers Group. If you make specialty or packaged foods and are open to sharing your experiences with other local food makers, join the Colorado Specialty Food Makers group. This new and growing group meets on the third Wednesday of every month for networking and educational workshops. To learn more or to join, visit www.meetup.com/Colorado-Specialty-Food-Makers or contact Sara Lancaster at sara@condimentmarketing.com.

Dairy Corner

August is Colorado Proud Month, so enjoy delicious local dairy and peaches with this Peaches and Cream Crumb Cake Bars Recipe! http://westerndairyassociation.org/recipes/peaches-and-cream-crumb-cake-bars/dessert/

Agritourism Update

Announcing the New Roots Channel on Colorado.com. Get right to your favorite things to do in the Heritage and Agritourism World of Colorado. Be sure that your Heritage and Agritourism business is listed on Colorado.com to take advantage of some great PR and Social Media. Visit https://www.colorado.com/colorado-roots-channel. Download your roots guide today.

Cultural, Heritage & Agritourism Mentor Program (CHAMP).
How does CHAMP work?

  • Interested cultural, heritage tourism and agritourism businesses complete a short online application.
    · Once a Project is selected into the CHAMP Program, we’ll pair the Project with a Mentor and both parties will work together to agree on a scope of work, deliverables and time frame. CHAMP Mentors are available for phone and on-site consultation.
    ·        50 hours of consulting assistance are available at no cost to each selected Project.

Who are the Mentors?

  • CHAMP Mentors are from all over the state and offer expertise in areas such as outdoor recreation, entertainment and special events, bringing local history to life, heritage preservation and local food and dining experiences, among others.

We understand that your time is limited. We are here to help! Please reach out to us if you have any questions or need assistance with the application process – we love to talk about CHAMP! You can call us at 303 579 2219 or email jessica@missionspark.org and kara@missionspark.org.

Links to additional information:

CHAMP Program Overview

CHAMP Application

CHAMP Case Studies

Colorado Agritourism Association. The Colorado Agritourism Association is here to serve you. Contact us about your signs, get a membership and get linked in to the newest advocacy group for keeping farming in the family. Visit www.coloradoagritourismassociation.org for more information.

 

Agritourism Liability Signs Available. House Bill 1280 requires an agritourism business to post a sign with specific language. Signs are available; they are .040 aluminum with radius edges and four fastening holes drilled for your convenience.

 

Two ways to get signs:

 

1) Visit www.colorado.com and make sure you have a business listing. You can get a basic listing for free. Six million unique users visited the website last year looking for information while planning their Colorado vacation. Send Kelli the link to your listing and an address to ship the signs to and you will receive two signs for free.

 

2) Send a mailing address to Kelli Hepler, with the Colorado Agritourism Association, with a check made payable to Colorado Agritourism Association for $18.00 per sign plus $2 per sign shipping and handling. All proceeds will go to support the CHAMP program, http://industry.colorado.com/overview/hag-committee.

 

For more information on agritourism activities or to sign up for the Heritage and Agritourism Committee newsletter, contact Laura or Kelli.

 

Farm to School Update

 Farm to School Webinars. Visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/videos-and-webinars for free webinars from the USDA.

 

Colorado Farm to School Task Force Facebook Page. Be sure to “Like” the Colorado Farm to School Task Force Facebook page at www.facebook.com/COFTS.

 

Sign Up For The Colorado Farm to School Newsletter. The Colorado Farm to School Task Force sends a monthly newsletter and occasional updates designed to keep you informed about the latest farm to school activities and resources in Colorado. To receive the newsletter, please visit http://coloradofarmtoschool.org/get-involved/ and subscribe to Colorado Farm to School Updates.

 

National Farm to School e-mail alerts list. Want to hear right away about important FTS events, funding opportunities, and more? Join their mailing list today!

 

USDA Farm to School newsletter has a wealth of timely information you don’t want to miss.  Sign up for the Farm to School E-letter today.

 

Workshops, Seminars and Training

 Rocky Mountain Malting Technical Institute. The conference will be held Thursday, August 13, 2015, in Alamosa, Colorado, culminating the night of August 15, 2015, with the third annual Gerste Gemütlichkeit: the “barley party/harvest party” held on premise at the Colorado Malting Company Farm. RMMTI is gathering experts in the fields (literally) of agriculture, malting, brewing, and distilling; to focus on 2-Row barley production and craft malting, specifically designed for craft brewing and distilling. The art and science of craft malting is an under-explored region of the craft brewing and craft distilling movement. RMMTI will provide an opportunity for brewers and distillers to learn about, and to take control of, the malt that makes their craft. How does malt become malt?  Where does it begin?  What does it look like in the farmer’s field? How can brewers and distillers learn to work with producers to get the best quality and freshest malts available? Can the farmer and the brewer, working together, increase brew house performance or flavor? Understanding malt “from the field to the glass” begins first on the farm, and then continues into the malt house. RMMTI offers craft brewers, distillers and home brewers, along with hopeful and established craft maltsters, the opportunity to experience the process, from the field to the glass. This conference will take attendees into the barley fields to view the growing barley and learn about crop production.  Then, into the malthouse where they will see a detailed presentation on how barley is malted, as well as experience hands-on training in malting, observing the malt at every stage in the process. The conference is complemented with a full slate of academic discussions, on how the elements of the process they just witnessed impact the malted product of their beloved craft. For more information and to register, visitwww.coloradomaltingcompany.com.

Western Apiculture Society Conference. Hosted by the Colorado State Beekeepers Association, the conference theme is “Putting the Bee in Boulder,” October 1-3, 2015. The first two days will be “Healthy Bee” and will focus on topics supporting bee health.  The final day is “Bee Healthy” and is focused on bees and human health/interaction and will be a community celebration featuring the ABF’s “Kids and Bees” program as well as Matt Camper from CSU performing a “bee beard” (or two)!  Saturday’s events are geared towards involving the general public. This should be a great event! For more information, visit http://www.westernapiculturalsociety.org/category/2015-conference-news/.

 

Food Safety Training for Cottage Food Vendors. This 3 hour training provides a 3 year certification and meets the food safety training requirement for Colorado Cottage Foods Act. Learn the specifics for operating a food business from a home kitchen. Review the law, permissible foods and ingredient labeling requirements.  We will cover basics of food safety-including proper hygiene; preventing cross contamination and cross contact of food allergens; temperature control for safe food preparation, storage, transporting produce and sales. Resources for food preparation at altitude and for going further with your business will be shared. For workshop days and locations and more information visit http://csu-ext-food-preservation.eventbrite.com or contact Anne Zander at (303) 678-6238 or azander@bouldercounty.org.

 

Developing a Safe Food Business Certificate. Planning to start a cottage food business in your home kitchen, rent a commercial kitchen to produce your product, or begin a small-scale food manufacturing facility? It’s an exciting time to be a food entrepreneur, but there are also many regulations and requirements to navigate. Even if you’re thinking something more local, such as selling homemade foods at a farmers market or maybe a holiday fair, this safe food handling certificate is a must for you! CSU’s online curriculum covers two topics a week for eight weeks, and you will learn about many of the necessary food safety practices and regulations needed to start your food company. Click here for more information.

 

Food Handlers Training Offered. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is offering an online training for food handlers. By taking this training, food handlers will learn the basics of safe food handling in the workplace as they are presented with activities that will allow them to respond to scenarios they may encountered in the workplace. The fee is $10.00 and the training can be accessed at http://www.statefoodsafety.com.

Better Process Control School Available Online. Registrants for the online class must be within the U.S. to be eligible, due to FDA requirements for this online course. The material covered in this course is the same material (16 chapters) that is covered in the in-person course. The course is meant to be taken on demand (there is no start and end date), but it must be completed in 3 months of receiving your login invitation after registering. The cost is $400. Registration is by credit card only. Visit http://www.fruitandvegetable.ucdavis.edu/Cooperative_Extension_Short_Courses/Better_Process_Control_School_Online/ for more information. After you register, a course textbook will be mailed to your registration address so you can study. You will be sent an invitation to log into the site after that, and you’ll have 3 months to complete the exams. E-mail Zann Gates atzgates@ucdavis.edu for any procedural and logistics questions, and Dr. Diane Barrett atdmbarrett@ucdavis.edu for technical questions.

Workshop Resources. There are a variety of local organizations that host business workshops. Be sure to visit the following sites for great information and event calendars.

Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA): www.arvadaeconomicdevelopment.org

Aurora Business Development Center: www.aurorabdc.com

Colorado Small Business Administration: http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3104

Colorado Small Business Development Center Networks: www.coloradosbdc.org

Denver Metro Small Business Development Center: www.denversbdc.org

Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute: www.rmmfi.org

SCORE: www.score.org

The Food Processing Center-University of Nebraska, Lincoln, www.fpc.unl.edu/workshops

New Mexico State University Better Process Control School, http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html

 

Classifieds

 If you have information you would like to include in the “Classifieds,” please send a short paragraph to Wendy atWendy.White@state.co.us by the 25th of the month for inclusion in the newsletter. Ads will be removed after two months.

 

Equipment For Sale. Montague Convection Oven (Gas) Model R85A, this is a very clean five shelf commercial grade gas convection oven, purchased new in 2011, used in an allergy free facility, five shelves, built-in 60 minute timer, 2 speed convection fan, cooling fan, interior light, instruction manual, asking $1,500.00. Omcan SP200A 20qt. heavy duty mixer, this is a very clean commercial grade 20 Qt. mixer, purchased new in 2011, used in an allergy free facility, 4 Attachments (whip, hook, beater and NSF Grade cheese grater ($500.00 retail value), 20 qt. mixing bowl, 3 speeds, 110 volt/20 AMP, Asking $1,000.00. For more information e-mail info@beenutfree.com.

 

New Farmers’ Market Seeks Vendors. The Southside Summer Market in Colorado Springs hosted by 2 Pros Marketing & Events will be held every Wednesday, June 10-September 30, from 11am until 4pm at the Legends Rock Bar, 2790 Hancock Expressway. We are looking for handmade/craft vendors, farmers, local products, local small businesses, non-profits and local clubs/organizations. Vendor fees are $20/week, $200/season or $15/week, $100/season for non-profits. For more information visit http://goo.gl/forms/g4KOqw9bnU or contact Nohea at (719) 351-6737

 

Farmers’ Market Looking For Vendors. The new Boulter’s Farmers Market will be June 7-September 27 every Sunday,9am-2pm at S. Cherokee St. and Englewood Parkway in Englewood. For more information contact Matthew Boulter at(720) 885-8618 or e-mail liftedspirits@yahoo.com.

 

Equipment For Sale. True GDM-49F 2 door glass commercial merchandising freezer. 49 cu. ft., (8) shelves, laminated vinyl exterior, NSF approved white interior w/300 series s/s floor, (2) triple thermal pane glass hinged doors, fluorescent interior lights, voltage 115/208-30/60. 54 ⅛ x 29 ⅞ x 78 ⅝.  Made in America.  Nearly new, used only 8 mo.  MSRP $7,184.00; Paid $5,900, asking $4,949 or best offer. For more information and to set up showing, contact Herbert, (303) 680-1829.

 

Service Guide. Looking for label printers or a graphic designer? How about a web development company or food consultant? Be sure to visit the Colorado Proud Service Guide for a helpful list of contacts.

 

Looking for Kitchen Space or a Co-Packer? Visit the Colorado Co-Pack Directory online.

 

 

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November 14, 2014 ASI WEEKLY NEWS FOR SHEEP INDUSTRY LEADERS American Sheep Industry Association; 9785 Maroon Circle, Suite 360; Englewood, CO 80112-2692 Phone:
ASI WEEKLY – Nov 14, 2014

NEWS RELEASE U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave. Washington, DC 20250 www.usda.gov Contact: Kent Politsch, (202) 720-7163 USDA Expands Access to Credit to Help
USDA Expands Access to Credit