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.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Every year, the holiday season brings with it countless joys, including quality family time and beloved traditions. Though each family celebrates the holidays in their own unique way, there is one tradition that many people look forward to all year long – holiday baking. From gingerbread to cheesecakes and sugar cookies, there is no shortage of delectable desserts this time of year. Because no holiday dessert recipe would be complete without the incredible edible egg, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association would like to share some tips for baking at high altitude, a problem many Coloradans face during the holiday season.
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.
CEP's friendly new mascot!
Colorado egg farmers and the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association are proud to celebrate this year’s World Egg Day on October 10, 2014. More than 150 countries will celebrate the versatile and affordable egg this year, and with good reason. With many essential vitamins and minerals and six grams of high-quality protein, people across the world are using eggs to feed their families breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
CEP's new mascot and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia
Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association was a proud sponsor of this year’s 3rd annual Pedal The Plains bicycle tour, which took place September 19th to 21st through the Eastern Colorado towns of Wiggins, Ft. Morgan and Sterling.
“As Colorado egg farmers, we are committed to the local communities where we live, work and play,” said David Collie, CEP representative. “It was truly an honor for CEP to be a part of the 2014 Pedal The Plains event.”
Friday, September 12, 2014