Confidently preserve food at your elevation with guidance from Colorado State University Extension. Read more….
High-altitude baking : CSU offers baking tips for your holiday treats
’Tis the season for baking, and Colorado State University has some tips for making sure your high-altitude holiday treats turn out terrific. Read more…
Nutrition, Food Safety & Health
People young and old are more concerned about current nutrition and health information. Extension resources aimed at helping you become better informed about healthy food, food safety and health are just a click away. Topics include: Foodborne Illness, Food Preparation, Food Preservation, Food Safety & Local Foods, Food Storage, High Risk & Special Audiences, High … Continue reading
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,
More information for the Cottage Food Producer can be found on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/cp/index.html.
Food systems are defined as the connections between natural resources, the agricultural and food industry, and the buyers, consumers and communities to which they contribute. Research, extension and education identifies and informs opportunities to bridge how the production, supply chains, and eaters respond to changing markets, policy, and environment. At CSU, we focus on these three key areas to train, influence, and communicate opportunities to connect food related roles in achieving healthy communities, economies, and individuals. Read more…