HEALthy Edgewater Is Looking for Local Edgewater Farmers

From HEALthy Edgewater:

Have you heard about HEALthy Edgewater? It’s a new initiative formed out of the City’s recent adoption of a resolution that makes Edgewater a Healthy Eating Active Living community through the HEAL Cities and Towns Campaign sponsored by LiveWell Colorado.

In other words, the City of Edgewater has made a commitment to providing opportunities for Edgewater residents to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. One of the key focus areas of HEALthy Edgewater is looking at ways to increase residents’ access to healthy food. Our seasonal Farmers Market provides ways to achieve that goal and holds great potential for increased healthy food access opportunities.

You can help HEALthy Edgewater meet its goals to improve access to healthy foods:

  • Are you a local gardener in Edgewater?
  • Do you raise chickens and have eggs to share?
  • Do you care about local food?
  • Want to meet other garden enthusiasts and share ideas?

Sell your homegrown produce and/or home raised eggs at the Edgewater Farmer’s Market

Thanks to the Colorado Cottage Foods Act that was passed in 2012, backyard gardeners can now produce and sell certain types of “cottage food” products from unlicensed home kitchens (i.e. home grown whole produce, eggs, spices and certain baked goods). Cottage food operations require no license but do have a $5,000 net sales limit. Under the Cottage Foods Act, you can sell produce and herbs that you cultivate and harvest from your own garden right here in Edgewater at the seasonal Farmer’s Market on Thursday nights through September 10.

Need more information? Contact the HEALthy Edgewater Team at lstiffle(at)centurylink.net or 303-263-1989.

Instructions for gardeners: If you would like to bring produce to sell, please bring it bundled or bagged up in sizes that are easy for us to sell. We welcome your suggestions for how much we should charge for your produce. The HEALthy Edgewater booth will be set up and you can drop off produce between 4:30-5:15pm.

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