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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.”

Beyond breakfast: Eggs for lunch, dinner, snacks and more

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DENVER - June 2014 - With the protein and nutrients they provide, it’s no wonder eggs are a go-to breakfast food for many people around the world. Eggs provide the long-lasting energy needed to keep people going strong until lunch. And with so many ways to cook them – scrambled, hardboiled, fried, sunny side up – it’s easy to see why so many choose to start their day with eggs. But did you know that eggs could be a healthy, tasty option any time of day? With fewer calories, trans fats and sugars than your typical junk food snacks and fast food meals, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association wants you to know that eggs are a nutritious alternative for many of your daily meals.

“Eggs are extremely versatile to cook with, making it easy to work them into lunch, dinner and everything in between,” said Dave Turunjian, a Colorado egg farmer and member of CEP. “Though many view eggs as strictly a breakfast food, eggs can add high quality protein and essential vitamins, with minimal calories, to your other meals as well.”

Local farmers offer egg-citing Easter ideas and traditions

Thursday, April 3, 2014

DENVER – April 2014 – Though the winter weather was unpredictable this year, you can count on at least one thing for spring – the Easter Bunny. He’s getting all of his eggs in row so children around the world can wake up on Easter morning to the thrill of an Easter egg hunt. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association honors the history of the holiday and encourages fellow Coloradans to learn more about Easter traditions that span the globe.

“Easter presents a great opportunity to gather with family and friends while enjoying the nice spring weather, and eggs have been a central part Easter celebrations for hundreds of years,” said Vince Ruscitti, a Colorado egg farmer and member of CEP. “As local egg farmers, we take pride in knowing that our friends, family and neighbors across the state are using only the best and highest quality local eggs in their festivities from holiday feasts to decorating fun.”

Colorado egg farmers share the importance of giving back this Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DENVER – November 2013 – For many Americans Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family around a delicious meal to celebrate all that the past year has provided. Whether you look forward to spending quality time with family, cheering on your favorite football team or enjoying a home-cooked meal, there are many reasons to celebrate Thanksgiving. This time of year, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association encourages everyone to take a moment to be thankful and think about ways to help others who are less fortunate.

According to Feeding America, around 6.2 million households across the United States received aid from food banks in 2012. Coloradans were hit especially hard this year due to the damage caused by this summer’s wildfires and floods. The Food Bank of the Rockies reports that one in seven Coloradans worry about where they will find food next and sadly, nearly half are children.

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.”

The second annual PJs & Eggs charity event!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Put on your pajamas and join us for CEP's second annual PJs & Eggs event benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver on World Egg Day – Friday, October 11th, 2013. For this family friendly event, select Colorado breakfast restaurants will open their doors throughout the day to serve breakfast, brunch and/or “brinner” (breakfast food for dinner) and collect unused children’s pajamas for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver.

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