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Colorado Egg Producers Dish Out the Best High Altitude Baking Tips for the Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us! For many, this time of year means festive family gatherings, unique traditions and of course, all types of holiday treats. Holiday baking is a favorite tradition for many families and the incredible, edible egg is a central ingredient in nearly every dessert recipe. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association would like to share some helpful tips for baking at high altitude, a problem many Coloradans face during the holiday season.

“Locally produced eggs from Colorado can be used in holiday baking recipes,” said Chef Jason Morse, CEP partner and owner of 5280 Culinary, LLC. “From gingerbread cookies to eggnog to Christmas morning casseroles, eggs are very versatile and contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral the body needs. Including eggs in your holiday baking means your family is eating healthy, nutritional ingredients.”  

Colorado Egg Farmers Join The Fight Against Hunger This Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

For many people, Thanksgiving represents a time to celebrate and reflect on the blessings we have to be grateful for while enjoying delicious food in the company of family and friends. For some though, Thanksgiving is another day spent worrying about where their next meal will come from. This holiday season, Colorado egg farmers are committed to helping Coloradans in need through egg donations to Feeding Colorado food banks. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association encourages you to join in the fight against hunger in our state.

According to Feeding America, one in eight Americans struggle with hunger. Across the United States, that equates to 48.1 million people including 13.1 million children. The most recent data shows that one in seven Coloradans worry about where they will find food for their next meal and sadly, nearly half are children, according to the Food Bank of the Rockies.

Colorado Egg Producers Association Celebrates Colorado Proud Month

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Colorado Proud Month, which takes place every August, is an occasion to recognize and celebrate all of the fresh food and produce grown by our own local Colorado farmers and ranchers. When Coloradans buy local, they are supporting hard working farmers, ranchers and producers throughout the state. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association wants to thank Coloradans for their continued support.

“There are many reasons for Coloradans to buy local,” said Vince Ruscitti, local egg farmer and CEP member. “Locally produced products are fresh, high-quality and have less environmental impact. Eggs are a great example. CEP is proud to serve Colorado by producing fresh, nutritious eggs right here in the state.”

Egg Farmers Encourage Coloradans to Buy Local This August

Thursday, August 6, 2015

From Palisade peaches to Olathe sweet corn, it is easy to find delicious, high quality food produced locally in Colorado. Did you know that these products provide more than just delicious food? The Colorado agriculture industry is responsible for 170,000 jobs and more than $40 billion to the state’s economy. When Coloradans buy local food and produce, they can feel good knowing that they are supporting hard working farmers, ranchers and producers throughout the state. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association wants to thank Coloradans for their continued support and remind them that eggs are a food staple produced locally year-round.

Local Egg Farmers Encourage Coloradans to "Fuel Their Fun" During National Egg Month

Friday, May 1, 2015



CEP mascot, Eggbert, fuels his fun with local bike riders.

With all of the delicious food found at barbeques and pool parties, it’s easy to let healthy eating fall by the wayside in the warmer months. May is National Egg Month, and there is a lot to celebrate about the nutrition, versatility and flavor eggs bring to the picnic table. Whether you’re planning to scale a 14er, enjoy a family bike ride or spend the day by the pool, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association encourages Coloradans to “fuel your fun” with eggs this spring and summer.

Colorado egg farmers help fight hunger in Colorado this Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 6, 2014



Colorado children enjoy egg-cellent omelets courtesy of CEP.

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends around a delicious meal and celebrate the many blessings the past year has brought. Thanksgiving also marks the season of giving, a time to serve those less fortunate in our communities. With many of us giving thanks for another great year, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association encourages everyone to help those that may not have a Thanksgiving meal this year.

According to Feeding America, around 6.2 million households across the United States received aid from food banks in 2012. The most recent data shows that one in seven Coloradans worry about where they will find food for their next meal and sadly, nearly half are children, according to the Food Bank of the Rockies.

Colorado egg farmers invite Coloradans to celebrate Colorado Proud Month

Friday, August 22, 2014

DENVER – August 2014 – Colorado is a powerhouse of agriculture, bringing delicious, healthy produce such as Palisade peaches, Rocky Ford melons and Olathe sweet corn to Coloradans’ taste buds this season. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association, a membership organization representing seven farms, wants to remind Coloradans that in addition to seasonal fruits and vegetables, eggs are a food staple that shoppers can buy locally and enjoy year-round.

“Thinking about where food comes and buying locally is a high priority for many people today,” said Jerry Wilkins, president of CEP. “By purchasing Colorado-produced food, available at grocery stores, farmers’ markets and restaurants across the state, Coloradans can trust that they are getting quality food while supporting local producers. For example, when you purchase locally produced eggs, you are not only getting high-quality fresh products, you are also supporting Colorado's farmers, ranchers, processors and the state’s economy.”

Colorado egg farmers share environmental improvements in egg production

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Egg Industry Center’s Recent Study Finds Decreased Environmental Impact with Increased Egg Production Over the Past 50 Years

The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is proud to share the results of a study recently released by the Egg Industry Center (EIC) on the environmental impact of egg production across the country over the past 50 years. As the demand for and supply of the “incredible edible egg” has grown, the environmental impact of egg production has significantly dropped. This is also true here in Colorado, as local egg farmers have continued to focus on and implement environmental best practices.

Local egg farmers serve up quick tips for preparing meals and snacks with eggs

Thursday, September 26, 2013

With the school season in full swing, autumn is nearly upon us. Kids are in the classroom, leaves will soon change and the holidays are just around the corner. Meals and snacks don’t have to be a hassle during this busy time of year, especially when using eggs. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association has a few ideas to incorporate the incredible edible egg into meal plans for those with busy schedules.

“As local egg farmers, we like to remind people that eggs are one of the quickest foods to prepare and they also have incredible health benefits. One egg offers nearly every vitamin a body needs and is a model source of protein,” said Derek Yancey, Colorado egg farmer and CEP member. “While other calorie-dense foods tempt us all during the holiday season, eggs are a healthy option that can boost your metabolism.”

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