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Local Foods

University of Wyoming Extension

UW Extension educators and specialists organize and facilitate numerous activities for consumers and producers that support the local foods movement.

  • Local Producer’s Tours: tour of ag operations near to show innovative and interesting ag operations
  • Local Food Workshops: events that bring together producers and interested citizens to learn about farming, ranching, gardening and sustainability held in various locations across the state
  • Community Supported Agriculture: development of a guidebook for those considering a CSA venture, as well as a workshops on the a CSA startup venture
  • Farmer’s Markets: insight into marketing at farmers markets (for vendors) and marketing the farmer’s market (for market managers) as well as the facilitating the formation and development of farmer’s markets
  • Poultry: workshops on the selection, care and management, and processing of chickens, including events like the Tour de Coop (an annual tour of Laramie chicken coops held each September)
  • Food Cooperative Development: assisting with the creation of entities to facilitate the production and distribution of foods and products regionally
  • Season Extension: workshops to build high tunnels and teach how to produce effectively in them
  • GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices): materials and trainings to assist growers in safely handling food to protect the public heath
  • Food Preservation Workshops: trainings in water bath and pressure canning, freezing, drying, fermentation
  • Eat Wyoming: a printed local food guide and website

More information on these topics can be found by contacting Cole Ehmke.

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Phone: (307) 766-5124


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