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Wyoming Local Foods Project was launched in January 2010 in an effort to improve relationships between consumers and producers of Wyoming foods. In addition to this website project efforts have included Wyoming Local Food Expos, local foods training, and the WY Local Foods Guide. Hard copies of our food guide are available for free at our County Extension Offices or can be ordered for a small fee from the UW Extension Ag Resource Center.
Kentz Willis is a UW Extension nutrition and food safety educator. He serves the Northeast area of Wyoming from the Sheridan County office.
Jen Jacobsen was a UW Extension nutrition and food safety educator in Teton County.
Suzy Pelican was the UW Extension nutrition and food safety specialist on campus in Laramie. She is now retired.
Clarification and Disclaimer
Because of Eat Wyoming’s funding sources and other needs, the project defines a local food as being made with one or more components grown or raised in Wyoming. This means thatEat Wyomingnot in a position to promote some Wyoming value-added food products. Information about these and other Wyoming products, however, can be accessed through the Made in Wyoming – Wyoming First Program of the Wyoming Business Council.
Reference in this guide to a specific product, process, service, manufacturer, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation.
• We offer sincerest thanks for overall support and assistance from other University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources team members: Randy Anderson, Kelli Fennessey, Lyn Hardy, Karen Panter, Stan Skrabut, Tana Stith, Bernadette van der Vliet, and Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
• We are grateful to the individuals who reviewed sections of this publication for content and clarity: Cole Ehmke, Warrie Means, and Karen Panter are with the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Peg Cullen is a retired UW extension educator; Linda Stratton is with the Wyoming Department of Agriculture’s Division of Consumer Health Services; and finally, Robert Waggener with Waggener Editorial Services.
• Other food guides that have served as valuable references for Eat Wyoming include Colorado Farm Fresh 2010, The Montana Food Guide, Sheridan Area Local Foods Directory, and South Dakota Local Foods Directory.