Interested in Food & Farm Related Events in Colorado?  Here’s how we stay tuned in:

The CSU Extension Food Systems Newsletter

The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association


Vision Course for Aspiring Urban Farmers

March 24th
CSU Arapahoe County Extension office

Offered by Guidestone and the Colorado Building Farmers program

Register by Friday, March 22nd at 4pm at

4th Annual AgriSummit

Thursday, April 18th – Friday, April 19th
SteamPlant Event Center, Salida 

A celebration of Agritourism + Local Foods in the Heart of the Rockies Region, AgriSummit is designed for producers, land owners, educators and community members interested in conversation, learning and networking around the topics of agritourism, agricultural production, education and local foods. Highlights include:

  • Workshop sessions for established producers, aspiring agriculturalists, educators and community members (8:30am-3:30pm)
  • Farmers Market hosted by Foodshed Alliance
  • Lunch highlighting local foods
  • Keynote addresses
  • Free Community Open House Happy Hour (3:30-5pm): includes a Farmers Market, Local Libations, Seed Swap, Live Music, and Silent Auction!


2019 Food Safety Training
for Colorado Cottage Food Producers

  • February 1, 9am-1pm, Centennial
  • February 22, 9am-1pm, Centennial
  • March 22, 9am-1 pm, Golden
  • April 5, 9am-1pm, Loveland
  • April 26, 9am-1 pm, Longmont
  • May 9, 9am-1pm, Eagle
  • May 17, 9am-1pm, Centennial
  • June 21, 9am-1pm, Longmont
  • August 23, 9am-1pm, Golden
  • September 20, 9am-1pm, Centennial
  • October 25, 9am-1pm,Longmont
  • November 8, 9am-1pm, Golden
  • December 6, 9am-1pm, Centennial

Cost $40 pre-register through Eventbrite,

Food Safety Training Schedule

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training:
These courses satisfy the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule requirement and will provide a foundation about FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information. Breakfast, lunch, certificate and training materials included. Cost is $50 ($15 for additional registrants from the same farm).
April 4, 2019 at the CSU Extension Office in Colorado Springs. Registration:
Webinars on the Produce Safety Rule:
30 minute sessions to get you up to speed on the Produce Safety Rule! Each webinar will run from 12pm-12:30pm, with time for questions. No pre-registration is required to attend.
Please note that the first two webinars are swapped from previously shown:
* March 28, 2019 – New Produce Safety Rule Draft Guidance – FDA released a guidance document to help growers better understand the Produce Safety Rule. Learn how this information can help and how to provide feedback to FDA before the guidance is finalized. Connect at:
* April 25, 2019 – On Farm Readiness Reviews (OFRRs) – Learn how an OFRR can help you get ready for Produce Safety Rule compliance, including inspections, and how you can request one for your farm. Connect at:
* May 15, 2019 – Produce Safety Rule Inspections – Farm-based Produce Safety Rule (PSR) inspections will begin during this upcoming growing season for farms selling over $500,000 in produce. Learn how inspections will be scheduled and what to expect on farm. Connect at:
For more details, please reference the calendar at the bottom of the font page on the CFVGA website.
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