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   OCTOBER 2016

In this issue: FREE EBT EQUIPMENT.  WINTER MARKETS!   FARM to MARKET CONFERENCE-Cheyenne. CBD-INFUSED PRODUCTS.   

Free SNAP EBT Equipment Program:
Don’t wait until it’s too late!




The Farmers Market Coalition is reaching the end of their funding for the Free SNAP EBT Equipment program—they only have enough for about 100 additional participants. 
If you do not currently have functioning EBT equipment, or if you have equipment but received it before May 2, 2012, fill out the online application at www.fmctoolbox.org
To learn more about this program, visit FMC-EBT webpage here.   
 

Winter Market Season is Coming!

For vendors in the Denver Metro and Northern Colorado areas, see this list of  winter markets & festivals that offer additional opportunities for product sales in the coming months.
Vendors in other areas can search the Colorado Farm directory 
(big document - be patient while it loads)
or Colorado Market Maker 
for winter opportunities near them.

Friday & Saturday, NOV 11-12
Farm to Market Conference
Cheyenne, WY


Taking specialty crop growers to the next level of production, food safety, processing and marketing.

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops division and the University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension
will be hosting a Farm to Market Conference
at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.
This conference was developed to help you have garden to table-safe vegetables, process vegetables safely, have a better farmers market and even save a few of your favorite seeds along the way. 

On Friday, choose from among full day workshops. On Saturday, choose from among four tracks with multiply programs.
Everyone is welcome. The conference cost is $75 (plus Eventbrite site fees) and includes two lunches, coffee and snacks for both days.  

Program details and registration here 
Host hotel: The Comfort Inn 201 W Fox Farm Rd
Phone: (307) 514-6051Free SNAP 

Update on cannabidiol (CBD) products in Colorado farmers markets

In response to inquiries, the CO Department of Public Health and Environment has clarified that CBD is not an approved food ingredient.  As such, it would not be an allowed ingredient within a food facility, retail, manufacturer or cottage food. 

Industrial hemp seeds and their products, mill, oil, etc., are approved food ingredients as the seeds do not contain CBD.  

Getting in touch with CFMA
Best approach is to EMAIL our Director, Gailmarie Kimmel
or leave Google Voice message at
 970-493-4361.  
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