Year: 2017

2018 CFVGA Conference To Culminate with Shark Tank Type Produce Innovation Technology Pitch

For Immediate Release:  Dec. 4, 2017 Contact:              Marilyn Bay Drake   303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will hold its fourth annual conference Feb. 19-20, 2018, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, expanding the event to a two-day format and adding a Produce Innovation Technology Pitch, fashioned along the lines of …

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Produce Growers Meet with Farmworker Advocates

For Immediate Release: Oct. 15, 2017 Contacts:            Marilyn Bay Drake 303-594-3827 or admin@coloradoproduce.org Growers representing the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) met Oct. 10 in Colorado Springs, Colo. with farmworker service providers and other advocates on opening day of the first-ever Colorado Agriculture and Farm Labor Summit.  A roundtable discussion organized by …

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CFVGA Applauds Colorado Proud School Meal Day

For Immediate Release: Sept. 14, 2017 Contacts:           Marilyn Bay Drake 303-594-3827 or admin@coloradoproduce.org                              The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is pleased to see schools throughout the state focus on serving local foods in their school cafeterias and applauds yesterday’s celebration of Colorado Proud School Meal Day. According to the Colorado Department …

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Colorado Cantaloupe: Good and Good for You

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 1, 2017 Contacts: Marilyn Drake 303-594-3827 or admin@coloradoproduce.org Cathy Schmelter 303-576-0511 or cathy@anounceofnutrition.com By Cathy Schmelter, R.D. Did you know that orange produce items protect your eyes?  Orange-colored fruits and vegetables are rich in beta-carotene which is converted to Vitamin A when consumed. Vitamin A helps protect eyes. One cup of …

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What is Your Role in Reducing Food Waste?

For Immediate Release:  Aug. 15, 2017 Contact:   Marilyn Drake 303-594-3827 or admin@coloradoproduce.org           Food waste is a topic receiving a lot of attention currently. Since perishable produce is especially vulnerable to spoilage and, therefore, waste, the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is working with its growers to offer options to reduce waste, …

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CFVGA President Addresses  International Association for Food Protection

For Immediate Release:  July 13, 2017   Contact: Robert Sakata  303-947-3097 or rtsakata@aol.com                                   CFVGA President Addresses  International Association for Food Protection Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) President Robert Sakata July 11 was one of two growers on a panel at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla. The panel, …

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Sprouts Farmers Market, King Soopers Display Produce Calendar

For Immediate Release:  July 5, 2017 Contacts:  Marilyn Bay Drake  303-594-3827  admin@coloradoproduce.org       Sprouts Farmers Market, King Soopers Display Produce Calendar The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is encouraging the public to look for CFVGA’s colorful produce calendar when shopping at Sprouts Farmers Market, City Markets and King Soopers stores. Produced by CFVGA …

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Center for Produce Safety Symposium Brings Top Food Safety Researchers to Denver for Record Attendance Crowd

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2017 Contacts: Robert Sakata 303-947-3097 or rtsakata@aol.com Marilyn Bay Drake 303-594-3827 admin@coloradoproduce.org Center for Produce Safety Symposium Brings Top Food Safety Researchers to Denver for Record Attendance Crowd The Center for Produce Safety’s (CPS) June 20-21 symposium brought cutting edge food safety researchers to Denver to talk about current research …

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Buy Local Produce. It’s Good for You and Good for Colorado.

For Immediate Release: June 6, 2017 Contact: Marilyn Drake 303-594-3827 or admin@coloradoproduce.org  Buy Local Produce. It’s Good for You and Good for Colorado.As Colorado’s produce season arrives, the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is asking consumers to buy local.”Colorado’s high day time temperatures countered by cool nights, give our fruit a sweeter, more …

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Sakata Takes Colorado Grower Concerns to Washington, D.C.

For Immediate Release: May 20, 2017 Contacts: Robert Sakata 303-947-3097 or rtsakata@aol.com Marilyn Bay Drake 303-594-3827 or admin@coloradoproduce.org Sakata Takes Colorado Grower Concerns to Washington, D.C. Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) President Robert Sakata, Sakata Farms, Brighton, Colo., returned yesterday from a three-day visit to the nation’s capital where he Joined Western Growers …

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