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Abby Weber, FCS Agent, Bent County

Debbie Chapman, FCS Agent, Crowley & Otero Counties

Live Eat Play!

Find current nutrition and health information aimed at helping you become better informed and more motivated to achieve optimal health at every stage of your life.

  • Live- Whether you’re a student, parent, professional or active retiree, we’ve got some proven strategies and tips that can help you create a healthier work-life balance!
  • Eat- Learn more about choosing, preparing, serving, and enjoying foods that provide optimal nutrition to fuel your active lifestyle AND that meet the needs of your present life stage—from pre-school into retirement.
  • Play- Engaging regularly in physical activities can bring you both pleasure and increased fitness! Discover a variety of activities with fitness benefits, as well as the short and long-term ‘pay-off’ of physical activity.

To learn more, please explore the above links, Live, Eat, & Play.

Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products

Tomatoes are the most widely home canned product in the United States. They also are one of the most commonly spoiled home-canned products.  Canning processes recommended as a result of USDA research on safe home-canning procedures for tomatoes and tomatoes products are available on Colorado State University Extension fact sheet No. 9.341.

ServSafe
Food Protection Manager Certification Training

This one-day training with certification exam meets the requirement for individuals wanting to produce and sell home-based food products in accordance with the Colorado Cottage Food Act, as well as retail food managers seeking advanced food safety certification. Participants must achieve a passing exam score of 75% or higher to receive a certificate, valid for 5 years. For more information contact the Otero County Extension office at 719-254-7608,

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More information for the Cottage Food Producer and a copy of the Colorado Cottage Food Act can be found on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/cp/index.html.

Farm to Table

Farm to TableColorado Apples: Apples keep best when stored in the refrigerator’s fruit drawer. Learn more