Value Added Products

Value added products are raw agricultural products that have been modified or enhanced to have a higher market value and/or a longer shelf life. Some examples include fruits made into pies or jams, meats made into jerky, and tomatoes and peppers made into salsa.

Raw agricultural commodities that are altered from the whole fruit or vegetable state by slicing, dicing, cutting, chopping, cooking, mixing, grinding, smoking, drying, packaging, canning or other procedures that alter the food from its original state, are subject to Colorado Wholesale Food Regulations.

With the exception of foods produced under the Cottage Foods Act, all processed foods sold at farmers’ markets must be manufactured in an approved facility which has been inspected by the health department for Good Manufacturing Practices. For information on producing and marketing cottage foods, refer to the Cottage Foods Page.