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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 egg farmers invite Coloradans to celebrate Colorado Proud month

Friday, August 23, 2013

DENVER – August 2013 - Palisade peaches, Rocky Ford melons and Olathe sweet corn are just a few of the locally produced fruits and vegetables that have been tickling our 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 top-of-mind for many people today,” said Mike Surles, local egg farmer and CEP member. “This is the perfect time of year to celebrate the bounty of Colorado-produced food available at grocery stores, farmers’ markets and restaurants across the state. Colorado eggs are a wonderful 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

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It’s no secret that eggs are traditionally served as part of a well-rounded breakfast. They’re scrambled, boiled and poached to perfection as the ideal match for bacon and toast on countless plates every morning. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association would like to remind you that eggs are also a delicious choice for lunch, dinner and snacks – and are a healthier alternative to calorie-laden meal options like burgers and fries.

“Eggs are one of the most versatile foods to cook with, in addition to being one of the most nutritious,” said Mike O’Connor, a Colorado farmer and CEP member. “They’re typically viewed as a breakfast item, but they’re perfect for any meal or snack of the day. If you’re looking for a substitute for meat, eggs are one of the highest-quality proteins available.”

Colorado Egg Producers celebrate the history of eggs

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Colorado egg farmers and the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association proudly celebrate the history of eggs and help to answer the age-old question – “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”. While the answer is highly debated, one thing is certain, eggs are a staple of the American diet. According to the American Egg Board, eggs are so popular that they’re used by 94 percent of households in the U.S. Weighing in at 75 calories, eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition for their size and caloric content. Each egg has 13 essential nutrients – including the highest quality protein, choline, folate, iron and zinc.

CEP is a membership organization representing seven farms throughout Colorado. CEP is committed to doing what’s right for its community, as illustrated by the regular donation of thousands of eggs to food banks throughout the state. Egg farmers in Colorado pride themselves on providing eggs to Coloradans. We are also proud to offer consumers the choice between cage, cage-free eggs, organic, nutrient enhanced, brown and white eggs.

Are eggs good for your health?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Adam Bornstein is the Editorial Director of LIVESTRONG.COM. As a fitness and nutrition journalist, he has studied and learned from the best experts in the world and is one of the most respected sources in the industry. Adam conducted an egg-speriment in which he ate 3 eggs every day and tracked his results in a journal. He also had a doctor perform blood work at the beginning and end of the process. With that said, Adam's good cholesterol went up, bad cholesterol went down, body weight stayed the same, and body fat decreased slightly. Adam can now say that he considers eggs to be a health food. To read the full details of his exciting egg-speriment, click here.

From Farm-to-table virtual egg farm tour

Monday, April 30, 2012

Discovery Education recently partnered with The Good Egg Project and Hickman Family Farms to offer students a peek inside a modern day working egg farm. Students were shown the journey from farm to table including behind-the-scenes footage of how eggs are gathered, washed and packaged. Students could ask questions at the end of the tour via email. The video lasts approximately twenty five minutes and teachers can access post-field trip activities, lesson plans, recipes and videos by clicking here.
 

Egg-cellent Easter traditions from around the world.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Easter Bunny will soon be hop, hop, hopping into our homes and communities. Children and adults alike are gearing up to celebrate the holiday with traditions that have been around for centuries. As the holiday nears, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association honors the history of the holiday by sharing Easter traditions that span the globe. From the Easter Bunny to decorating and hunting for eggs, many traditions are shared, celebrated and treasured by people around the world.

“It’s a great time to celebrate spring and enjoy the many traditions that come with the Easter holiday,” said Mike Surles, a Colorado egg farmer and member of CEP. “Eggs are the traditional centerpiece of Easter. As local egg farmers, we take great pride in knowing that our friends, family and neighbors are using only the best, highest quality eggs in their festivities from holiday feasts to decorating fun.”

Heart Healthy Benefits of Eggs and the Truth About Cholesterol

Monday, February 20, 2012

February is the month of love, so it’s fitting that it is also nationally recognized as American Heart Month. Heart health is a serious issue for men and women across the country. Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and it affects men and women from young adults to seniors. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is spreading the love this month, reminding Coloradans about the heart healthy benefits of eggs.

When we think about healthy eating our minds may wander to foods like fruits, veggies and whole grains. But what about eggs? Eggs – which are a powerhouse of nutrition – are often overlooked.

“As local egg farmers, we have long emphasized the functional and nutritional values of eggs,” said Dave Turunjian, a Colorado egg farmer and member of the CEP. “One egg provides you with 13 essential nutrients to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Backed by more than 40 years of research and recommended in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, eggs are an important part of a well balanced diet.”

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