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Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT)

Protects working ranches and farms throughout the San Luis Valley. We are proud to support our local farmers & ranchers. RiGHT believes that supporting local foods is vital to our mission to conserve our land, water, and way of life in Colorado's San Luis Valley. Supporting and promoting locally grown food helps develop a viable market that keeps working land in production and local producers in business. It also builds community and supports a way of life that we all value in the San Luis Valley. Knowing where our food comes from and how it was grown deepens our connection to the land, and sharing a meal deepens our connection to one another. Phone: 719-657-0800 - Visit Website - Email

SLV Junction Community Bulletin Board

Communtiy Bulletin Board & Classified Ads for Colorado's San Luis Valley & Surrounding Areas. All postings are Free. Check out local food posts for Community Gardens, Farmer's Markets and Local Food Coalition information as well as the Local Roots Guide on-line. Visit Website - Email

The San Luis Valley Health Project

A one-stop-shop for all your health and wellness needs. San is a dynamic platform for San Luis Valley residents to find all the information and resources they need to get healthy and stay healthy. Visit to find: Searchable directory of local health and wellness services including local foods, Events Calendar, and Updates on State and National Legislation. Visit Website

Colorado Cottage Foods Act

cottage foods act bill signingIn 2012 the Colorado Legislature passed the Colorado Cottage Foods Act, a bill allowing individuals to produce and sell certain types of foods using a home kitchen, thereby making it easier for smaller producers to sell their goods. Allowable products include: spices, teas, dehydrated produce, nuts, seeds, honey, candies, jams, jellies, and some baked goods. In order to qualify, net sales for each product cannot exceed $5,000 annually and all products must be labeled and sold directly to the consumer including the local farmers' market! If you follow these rules, you do not need a permit or license for your cottage food operation. Read about the original Colorado Cottage Foods Act along with the explained Act Amendments since 2012 from The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Visit Website PDF Docs


Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program (CEPEP)

Provides accurate, up-to-date information on pesticide laws and regulations, environmental protection, worker protection, and pesticide safety for applicators, trainers, agricultural workers and supervisors, and the general public. Visit Website

FDA Regulations Food

Food Ingredients and Packaging: Visit Website
Food Safety: Visit Website

Food Labeling Regulations - Federal

Food Labeling Guide: Visit Website
Fact Sheets: Visit Website

Introduction to the UPC Code System

From the International Dairy, Deli, Bakery Association: Visit Website PDF Doc

Food Safety Inspections - Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is the in-state partner with the USDA for the USDA Fresh Produce Audit Verification Program (GAP/GHP). Visit Website

Food Safety State & Federal Standards and Regulations - Colorado

Visit Website & PDF Policies Report

Guidance Compliance and Regulatory Information

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National Organic Program (NOP)

USDA's National Organic Program regulates the standards for any farm, wild crop harvesting, or handling operation that wants to sell an agricultural product as organically produced. Visit Website

Organic Certification - USDA

Organic Labeling and Marketing Fact Sheet: Visit Website

Produce and Plant Products Guidance for Industry

Including GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) & GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). Visit Website

Worker Protection Standards

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Visit Website

"Eating is an Agricultural Act." - Wendell Berry

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