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Routt County CSU Extension: The dating game

Understand what food label dates really mean Article adapted from the Steamboat Today What do you do when you discover the date on some of your canned goods has passed? Do you use them anyway? Do you throw them out? Confusion about food date labels is a growing problem as consumers have become more aware […]

Talking Green event to feature 3 speakers on waste, energy technology

Written by Lizzy Markman, YVSC Intern Community members are invited to learn about anaerobic digestion, a technology that turns food waste into energy, at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s monthly Talking Green event on Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Fellowship Hall). Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is raising awareness about […]

Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Food Producers

Join the CSU Extension office Tuesday, March 8th 6:00-9:00pm to learn about the Colorado Cottage Food Act and how to safely operate a food business from a home kitchen. Click on the Routt County Cottage Food Flyer for more information.        

Food Recovery Network Certification

According to the Food Recovery Network 150,000 pounds of food are wasted in restaurants and 133 billion pounds across the nation (EPA, 2015) annually, while 50 million Americans are food insecure (1 in 5 children). The Food Recovery Network’s mission is to “shift the norm from food waste to food recovery.” Food businesses (restaurants, grocery […]

Local Foods, Local Places

from the Associated Press WASHINGTON—Today, the Obama Administration invited communities to participate in Local Foods, Local Places, a federal initiative providing direct technical support to build strong local food systems as part of a community’s emerging economic action plans. Under this effort, a team of agricultural, transportation, public health, environmental, and regional economic experts will […]

The first Seedhouse Coalition Storm Peak Pop-up Party

Eat Local – Support Local Ag – at the first Seedhouse Coalition’s Pop-up Party Friday June 5th, 5-8pm at Storm Peak Brewery

Food – preventing, preserving, profiting from waste

Americans have so much food waste, we could fill the Rosebowl with it. Daily. Virginia Till, Recycling Specialist of the EPA’s Environmental Stewardship Unit for the District 8 region (CO, MT, UT, WY, ND, SD and 27 tribes), came to Steamboat yesterday to speak on the topic of Resource Preservation, discussing the EPA’s programs such […]

Sprigs and Sprouts CSA

Direct from the source – Sprigs and Sprouts CSA – view contract document here Their delivery schedule as follows: 1 box delivered the month of July 2 boxes delivered the month of August 2 boxes delivered the month of September 1 box delivered the month of October August & September are the prime months for […]

Seed Selection and Starting, Garden Mapping

From our partners at Yampatika: DIY Organic Gardening Series is ramping up! First course is this Monday, March 16th  at the Legacy Ranch at 5:30-7:30pm Presenter: Karen Vail Seed selection and starting, making a garden plan. How do you select seeds from the thousands in the catalogs? Learn what works in our area, then get […]

Emerald Mountain School fundraises for Tower Garden

On Friday, November 21, Emerald Mountain School’s Green Team sponsored a fun-filled evening event – creating hand-made gifts and crafts made from re-purposed materials and viewing the film Wall-E. All proceeds from the event went toward Emerald’s Green Team’s purchase of a Tower Garden. The Tower Garden is a state-of-the-art vertical hydroponic, aeroponic growing system. Green Team hopes […]