Family, Home and Consumer Programs
Holiday Food Safety Resources
The Holiday Food Safety Success Kit, developed by the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education, provides tips on how to make sure holiday meals are safe as well as delicious. Recipes, shopping checklist, food safety tips, and children's activities are included in the multi-media program:http://www.holidayfoodsafety.org/
Snack Simply with Sunflower Seeds
Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado sunflower seeds are featured in the Chewy Granola Bars recipe.
Available Now...Sunflower Seeds
Colorado produces 55 million pounds of sunflower seeds each year. The state ranks seventh in the nation for sunflower production. Sunflower seeds are power-packed with healthy fats, protein, fiber, minerals, vitamin E, and phytochemicals. Look for Colorado sunflower seeds at your local grocery store or specialty food store.
Chewy Granola Bars
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Executive Chef, Douglas County School District and 5280 Culinary, LLC
3-1/2 Cups Instant Oats
1-1/2 Cups Sugar
2/3 Cup Oat Flour
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1-1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
3 Cups Dried Fruits (blueberries, currants and/or cranberries)
3 Cups Seeds (mix of pepita and sunflower)
3/4 Cup Sun Butter
2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
1/4 Lb. Unsalted Butter, melted
1/2 Cup Honey
2 Tablespoons Water
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or spray well with pan spray. Stir together all the dry ingredients, including the fruit and seeds. In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining wet ingredients. Toss the wet ingredients with the dry until the mixture is evenly crumbly. Spread in the prepared pan, pressing firmly to ensure they are “packed” to the shape of the pan. Bake the bars for 30 to 40 minutes, until they’re brown around the edges. Cool the bars in the pan completely on a cooling rack. Remove from the pan and place onto a cutting board. Once cooled, use a large knife to cut the bars into the desired sized pieces.
Visit www.coloradoagriculture.com for a complete list of recipes.
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Area Farm Markets
- Norwood Farm and Craft Market, limited days-check out website for schedule
Saturdays at Norwood Livery, off Grand Ave. near Library and Firestation
Winter hours 10- 12
- Telluride Farm Market, Fridays -Gondola Plaza & Oak Street, Spring to Fall only
- Ridgway Farm Market
- Ouray Farm Market
- Farm Market Facts
- Master Food Safety Advisor Program
- Contact Us for Canning or Preserving Fact Sheets or :"So Easy to Preserve" Book for sale at our Office.
CSU NFCM Recipes
- Carrot Soup
- Cuke Slaw
- Kale Pesto
- Raw Green Bean Salad
- Squash Salad
- Coriander Scented New Potatoes
New Food Pyramid
- One size doesn't fit all!
Choose myplate.gov offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan/ assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.