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Retail Food Safety

Retail Food Safety

What We Do

Our team of inspectors works with local restaurants and retail markets in Mesa County to ensure food safety. We offer education and answer questions for local food establishments. It’s our goal to be a community resource for our partners.


  • A copy of the Colorado Retail Food Regulations can be found here.
  • Food safety resources can be found here.
  • Information about how to get started with your retail food business can be found here.

View inspection reports online

Submit a Complaint

If you have questions regarding fire suppression system requirements for your mobile unit, please contact your local fire department.

Special Events with Food

Event Coordinators

If coordinating events involving food in Mesa County:

  • Submit a Coordinator Plan Review 30 days prior to event with $100 plan review fee. (Non-profit coordinators: please provide official non-profit documentation instead of fee.)
  • Provide Vendor Information List at least two weeks prior to event.
  • Provide entry and parking passes the week of the event for inspectors.

If you are not sure whether this information applies to your event, please see the Event Coordinator Flow Chart .

All food vendors providing food or beverage at events in Mesa County must be approved by Mesa County Public Health. Please use the above process to ensure your event will be providing food from approved vendors.

Food Vendors

  • ALL VENDORS must submit ONE completed vendor application to Mesa County Public Health each year. Please allow two weeks for processing. Once you are approved you will receive a one-page Mesa County Approval letter which you will provide to each event coordinator.
  • Review the vendor flow chart to determine appropriate vendor application to complete.
  • To find vendor applications, click here.
  • Please read our Vendor brochure.

If you intend to be a food vendor at events coordinated by Mesa County Fairgrounds, the City of Grand Junction, City of Fruita, Fruita Chamber of Commerce, or the Town of Palisade, please see additional vendor application details by clicking here.

2021 Approved Temporary Event Vendors


5M Companies

5M Companies 2

5M Ice Cream

A-18 Food Truck

A Purrfect Treat

A Taste of Heaven Catering

Absolute Dance Company

Adobe Creek Farm

All American Grill

Altrusa International of Palisade

America’s Disaster Relief

Andees Goodies

Armando Tacos

Amy’s Courtyard

Amy’s Courtyard – Maison la Belle Vie

Avenue Coffee


Baddie’s Farmhouse

Back Port Produce

Bake Sale Bread Company

Baklava by Linda

Barrett’s Burgers, BBQ and Wings

Berna B’s

Be Crepeful

Be Sweet Cafe & Bakeshop

Bier Rockin and Mitch’s Wild Wieners

Big Phan

Blue Ribbon Bar-B-Que

Bravo Food Truck

Cha Cha Churro Bar

Chuck Wagon Grille

Colby Farms

Cold Stone Creamery

Collbrans Lions Club

Colorado Grill – Mobile Unit

Colorado Java

Colorado Q

Colorado Q 2

Connor Orchards

Cow-A-Bunga Creamery

Cowboy and the Rose Catering

Daddy O’s Shaved Ice

Dango Burrito

DC Concessions

Debonair Fun Food

Decadence Gourmet

Dippin Dots Mobile Unit #1

Dippin Dots Mobile Unit #2

El Bajon Churros

Enstrom Candies Mobile Unit

Feisty Ferments

Fluffy’s Shaved Ice

Fruita Monument Berry Bowls

Gary Allen

Gelato Junction 

Ghost Rock Farm

GJ Fusion

Gran Jun Kombucha

Grand Mesa Creamery

Grand Mesa Church

Grand Mesa Jeep Club

Grandma Dennys Down Home Grub

Grandpa Howdy’s Kettle Corn

Gumbo Lov Soulful Cajun Food

HBG Food Truck

Hailie’s Oven

Highlands Distillery

JD Concessions

Juicy Acres

KC’s Kettle Corn

GPVFD Movies Under the Stars

Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club

Grand Junction Symphony

Great Harvest Bread

Hammerhead BBQ

Happy Hogs Farm

Have Cooker Will Travel

Hawg Food Fire Grill

HBG Food Truck

Hebros Kitchen

High Country Custom Beef

Hokulia Shave Ice

Jax Snacks

JD’s Concessions

JJ Concessions

Jelly by Jonnie

Kiwanis of Grand Junction

Kokopelli Farm Market

La Pupuseria

Life Academy

Los Colonias Amphitheater

Los Compadres

Mamma Bear’s Grub & Grill

Marcum Farm

Marge’s Mobile Unit

Marge’s Mobile Unit III

Maria’s Farm

Matthews Alpines

Mesa County Cattlemen’s Association

Mi Ranchito Taco Shop

Michael Angelo’s Wood Fired Pizza

Monster Dogs and Catering

Morning Dew Coffee Roastery

Mount Garfield Food Truck

Mountain Air Roasters

Nomad Bowlz

Old Tyme Kettle Korn

Orchard Mesa Baptist Church

Oz Highland Farm

Pablo’s Pizza on the Go

Pali Thai

Palisade High School Band Parents

Palisade High School Booster Club

Palisade United Methodist Church

Peche Restaurant

Pizza Nova

Plateau Valley Extreme 4H Club

Pothook Farms

Premier Concessions 

Rabbitbrush Bread

Ray’s Jerky

Ribber Bar B Que

Rifle Creek Kettle Corn

Rimrock Kettle Korn

Roth’s Pretzels

Scotsfare Meat Pies

Smokey Bonez BBQ

Spectrum Catering

Strive – Sweet Success

Sugar and Ice

Sweet Drinks 

Sweet Drinks II

Sweets to the Sweet

Tacos Del Centenario

Tasty Richard’s

Terra Farma

TexaSmoke BBQ

Texas Twister Drink

The Buttered Biscuit

The Buttered Biscuit 2

The Commons

The Fountains

The Goods Smoke and Grill

The Hillbilly Grill

The Little Pink Truck

The Main Squeeze

The One and Only Texas Twister

The Quiche Lady

The Smoke N CEO

The Zesty Moose

Three Sisters Farms


Ticas Burger Joint

Today We Farm

Top Dog 

Totally Nutz

Trim Wright Farms

Underdog Cheese

Vista Orchard

West Coast Events

Whaz Up Dawg

White Bison BBQ and Grill

Wild Dogz

Willy’s Wild Carvings Edible Fruit