Colorado’s Cottage Food Law allows individuals to sell certain kinds of non-potentially hazardous foods at farmers markets that have been produced in unlicensed home kitchens.
Cottage Food products include such items as spices, teas, dehydrated produce, nuts, seeds, honey, candies, jams, jellies and certain types of baked goods.
While not required to obtain a Retail Food License to become a Cottage Food producer, interested individuals ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND a food safety course to ensure proper preparation, handling and storage of food items.
Our local CSU Extension Office has 2 such training opportunities scheduled in June!
Check out our Cottage Food page or the CSU Extension website for more information and to register for one of the trainings!
The 5th Annual Gunnison Valley Gardening Festival is Saturday, April 18th @ the Fred Field Heritage Center from 9 am to 1 pm.
Spring has almost sprung, and the Gunnison Valley Gardening Festival is a celebration of all things spring! Learn all about planting, growing, harvesting, preserving, cooking and enjoying the fruits, vegetables & beauty of your labor!
This years’ festival will again be held in conjunction with the City of Gunnison’s annual Community Clean-Up effort and will start off with a pancake breakfast provided by the Kiwanis Club.
The festival begins at 9 am and will feature local businesses, products, services and all things relating to your gardening success! We’ll be hosting FREE 20 minute presentations about native bees, season extenders, water conservation and natural pesticides for your home gardens.
The Gunnison Farmers Market Board of Directors will be selling a delicious lunch of savory soups and bountiful burritos.
And don’t think we forgot about the entertainment! WSCU’s student run radio station, KWSB, will be providing background tunes for your enjoyment!
We’ll also have a kid’s booth, door prizes and so much more!
Check out the link below for more information and a registration form!
See you on Saturday, April 18th for the 5th Annual Gunnison Valley Gardening Festival!!!
Interested in pursuing a plant-based, raw foods lifestyle but don’t know where to begin? Well, you’re in luck!
Let Lindsey Schauer show you just how fun and easy the transition into a partially raw diet can be!
The workshop will be this Sunday, March 8th from 3 – 4:30 pm @ Gunnison Vitamin & Health Food Store, 804 N Main Street.
Check out our full Pre-Season Workshop schedule here and Lindsey’s healthy lifestyle
If you have USDA SNAP food benefits, you can now spend twice over at the market!
This website is under construction right now, but it will be operational soon!
The Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at the intersection of Main and Virginia in downtown Gunnison!
See the contact info page if you need to get in touch.