Savory kickoff for next Cottage Foods bill

Harvest-Supper-Tableby Rachel Zatterstrom, WCC Organizer

WCC of Mesa County hosted a successful Harvest Supper on November 11th that featured our organizing campaign to expand the Colorado Cottage Foods Act.

Thanks go to the organizing committee and Koinonia Church for hosting the event. More than thirty folks joined members and friends to enjoy homemade soup, artisan bread from WCC member Monica Wiitanen, and local wine from WCC member Wink Davis’ Mesa Winds Farm & Winery.

The evening program featured a short video with stories from cottage food producers about how cottage food laws have helped their businesses.

In Colorado, it is not legal to sell pickles, salsas, or fermented foods made in home kitchens—not even at the Farmers Market.

This year, WCC has been cultivating a movement in order to push legislation in 2015 to expand the Colorado Cottage Foods Act and legalize the direct sale of more of your favorite homemade foods.

This legislation will increase opportunities for small farmers and food entrepreneurs alike, and further contribute to local economies.

Contact Rachel Zatterstrom for more information at (970) 256-7650.

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