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CEP Board president steps 'Inside the Barn' for radio interview 

Be sure to check out this recent interview with Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Board President Brandy Gamoning ... and thanks as always, Brian Allmer, for taking the time to let us come talk ag with you "inside the barn!" Listen here

CEP taking part in Tacolandia in Denver Aug. 20

Colorado Egg Producers representatives and others will be on hand at Tacolandia from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, in Civic Center Park in Denver, and encourage any and all food lovers to join them at the event.

In addition to their delicious eggs on a stick, attendees can enjoy unlimited taco samples from 40 eateries, including Lola Coastal Mexican, Garibaldi's Mexican Bistro, Los Tacos, Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina, Palenque Mezcaleria, Panaderia Y Taqueria Contreras, Bubba Chinos, Los Chingones, Roxie's Tacos, Tacos With Altitude, Tortas ATM, R Taco, and many more.

Grab your tickets today! General admission tickets include entry, unlimited taco samples, live entertainment and a cash bar. Learn more here

Eggs among the top brain-boosting foods 

As students get geared up for the upcoming school year, you might ask yourself ... what brain-boosting foods could students be consuming?

How about eggs? Yolks are a leading source of choline -- a precursor for acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in helping you remember things.

Learn more here.

Hickman’s Family Farms earns humane certification for cage-free eggs 

Hickman’s Family Farms -- an Arizona-based company with operations here in Colorado -- just earned humane certification for their cage-free eggs through the American Humane Certified program.

The country’s first national humane organization and the largest certifier of animal welfare in the world, American Humane certified Hickman’s Family Farms because it met the program’s rigorous standards, which include meeting some 200 science-based standards covering everything from adequate space to proper temperature, air quality and much more.

The farm will now voluntarily undergo rigorous, yearly audits by professional auditors to ensure the standards are being implemented.

Read more here

CEP teaming up with Art Students League of Denver for 'Flat of Eggs' juried art exhibit

The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Art Students League of Denver for its "Flat of Eggs" juried art exhibition.

This exhibit will be on display at the Art Student's League of Denver Gallery (200 Grant St. in Denver) through June 16.

Be sure to check it out!

Anyone wanting to see the artworks that will be exhibited, and learn more details about the exhibit, can click here.

Eggs finally — and accurately — being incorporated into the heart-health regimen

The symptoms, causes and affects of heart disease have no doubt been well-documented for years, but the same can't be said about factual information regarding one of heart health's biggest allies — eggs.

Those days seem to rightfully be coming to a close, though, as technological and medical advances have allowed experts to better understand how eggs have a place at the table of heart-healthy eating, after years spent on various nutritional no-no lists.

Research has shown eggs indeed have heart-protective qualities, including one recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition that found a daily egg intake led to a 12 percent reduced risk of stroke.

Other research found that eating one to three eggs per day resulted in increased levels of high-density lipoprotein, also known as the "good cholesterol," as well as an improved blood lipid profile.

In fact, since mounting evidence has shown dietary cholesterol doesn't negatively affect heart disease, recent recommendations from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and American Diabetes Association don't limit egg or cholesterol intake, which is a change compared with earlier guidance from these organizations.

Colorado egg farms donating hundreds of thousands of eggs to families in need for Easter

The local farms that make up the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association will once again be helping out the Easter Bunny this year, as they're partnering with Feeding Colorado to donate hundreds of thousands of eggs to food banks, and ensuring those in need will have eggs in time for the holiday.
 
Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend an upcoming event, where the Food Bank of the Rockies’ mobile pantry will be on hand distributing these food donations, and will also be joined by the Easter Bunny and CEP’s mascot, Eggbert. Personnel and equipment from Commerce City Emergency Responders will be on hand as well, as will the Churn and Burn food truck, serving up breakfast burritos.
 
Additionally, this Easter Egg-Stravaganza will include prize giveaways, with each attendee heading home with an Easter egg-dyeing kit, and two lucky kids being randomly selected to win new bicycles.
 
This marks the 10th year in a row that CEP has partnered with Feeding Colorado to help those in need, and CEP is proud to again contribute to the efforts of Feeding Colorado and the Good Egg Project -- an initiative to end childhood hunger through the American Egg Board.
 
Morning Fresh Farms, NestFresh, Opal-Foods, Sparboe Farms and Hickman Family Farms are the local operations that have produced and donated the farm-fresh eggs to Feeding Colorado's food banks for Easter this year.
 
“The farms that make up the Colorado Egg Producers Association take seriously the fact that one in seven Coloradans don’t have enough food to meet their basic needs, and we strive to assist those families -- not only during Easter, but year-round," said CEP Executive Director Bill Scebbi.
 

Colorado Egg Producers play a part in Ag Day at the Capitol success

The “most popular event under the Golden Dome” was once again a success, as Gov. John Hickenlooper, state officials, the media and others took part in a well-deserved “thank you” to Colorado’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses during Agriculture Day at the Capitol on Wednesday.

And it was done largely with the help of Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) personnel. 

CEP Industry Relations Manager David Collie, who also owns and operates Collie Consulting LLC, took the lead among the 48 organizations that make up the Colorado Ag Council and organized the event, while CEP Executive Director Bill Scebbi, CEP Outreach Events Coordinator Terri Heine and CEP board member Terry Tormohlen were also on hand to help out.

With an estimated 900 people in attendance, the event was highlighted by a cook-off competition that featured the teaming up of local chefs, lawmakers and ag representatives, creating dishes with Colorado-grown foods.

The CEP team took second place overall in the 14-team cook-off competition, under the guidance of chefs Klaus Krebs and Travis Barday of Isle Casino and Hotel.

Colorado Egg Farmers Offer New Ways to "Fuel Your Fun" for National Egg Month

Monday, May 16, 2016

Whether you are making plans to enjoy a family bike ride, scale a 14er or spend the day by the pool, eggs are a delicious and nutritious way to “fuel your fun” this spring and summer. For National Egg Month this May, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association offers a new way to hard-boil eggs and invites Coloradans to enjoy DTC Eats, an egg-citing summer event.

“With the weather warming up, many people are spending more time outside doing activities such as hiking, biking and swimming,” Jerry Wilkins, president of CEP. “We need the essential nutrients and protein found in eggs to fuel our bodies as we get outside and get active.”

One large egg contains six grams of high-quality protein in only 70 calories. Eggs also contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral your body needs. All of the nutrients found in eggs play a role in weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain function, eye health and more. Fuel your body with a healthy diet, including eggs, so you can enjoy the beautiful weather and fun outdoor activities spring and summer offer.

Celebrate Easter in Style With Creative Egg Decorating Ideas

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

As spring approaches each year, Coloradans look forward to a treasured springtime tradition – Easter. Families and loved ones gather to celebrate the season with Easter egg hunts, sweet treats and delicious family meals. And no Easter celebration would be complete without egg decorating. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association would like to offer some creative egg decorating ideas to help make your Easter eggs stand out this holiday season.

“Easter egg decorating is among our most cherished holiday traditions,” said Clint Hickman, a Colorado egg farmer and member of CEP. “Over the years, we’ve discovered many creative, family-friendly ways to decorate Easter eggs, and we’re happy to share those ideas. As Coloradans prepare for their Easter festivities this year, we hope they remember to buy local Colorado-produced eggs, available at many stores throughout the state.”

Colorado Egg Farmers Celebrate the Next Generation of Agriculture

Monday, February 1, 2016

The wholesomeness and affordability of eggs has remained constant since the dawn of modern egg farming in the early to mid-20th century. But the way farmers have produced, inspected and delivered eggs to consumers has changed significantly. Today’s egg producers are constantly innovating and improving the egg’s journey from farm to table. Members of the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association take pride in utilizing cutting-edge technology, and implementing evolving labeling policies to produce the best possible eggs for Colorado consumers.  

Get Healthy This New Year With the Incredible, Edible Egg

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

This month the United States Department of Agriculture released its 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which dropped the long-standing daily limit on the dietary cholesterol found in eggs and other foods. Coloradans trying to get their health back on track after the feasts and treats of the holiday season will benefit from adding eggs to a balanced diet, thanks to the high-quality protein and essential vitamins eggs provide. Whether you want to lose weight, get fit or just feel better this New Year, make sure eggs are on your plate this year.

Though eggs have previously been thought to increase blood cholesterol and risk for heart disease, years of research has shown that dietary cholesterol has little to no impact on blood cholesterol levels. The new Dietary Guidelines confirms that healthy adults can eat eggs regularly without significantly impacting their risk of heart disease. Further, it encourages Americans to eat eggs as part of its recommended healthy eating patterns.

Colorado Egg Producers Lend a Hand This Holiday Season With High Altitude Baking Tips

Thursday, December 10, 2015

DENVER – December 2015 – The holiday season has arrived, bringing with it unique family traditions, festive celebrations and an assortment of delicious seasonal treats. Holiday baking is a beloved tradition for many families and few holiday dessert recipes are complete without the incredible, edible egg. 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 can be used for most holiday baking recipes,” said Terry Tormohlen, Colorado egg farmer and CEP member. “From eggnog to sugar cookies and Christmas morning casseroles, eggs are essential for many holiday treats. Because eggs contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral the body needs, you can rest assured knowing that you are cooking for your family with healthy, nutritional ingredients this holiday season.”

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