Friday Session II
As the demand for local produce has exploded in the last 10 years, so has the expectation among consumers and institutional buyers for production and handling systems that minimize microbial contamination. Learn 12 simple steps you can take to put you and your farm on the path to safe food production, and comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Rule, regardless of the scale of your operation.
Chris Blanchard is a consultant and educator on farming, food, and business through Purple Pitchfork, and hosts the Farmer to Farmer Podcast. For 15 years, he owned and operated Rock Spring Farm in Iowa, growing 20 acres of organic fresh produce. He currently works with the University of Wisconsin-Extension on common sense food safety information for produce growers.