High quality produce is essential to your farm’s economic success. This workshop will help you get produce from the field to the point of sale at peak quality, attending to good handling practices along the way. We’ll share examples from three small- to mid-size operations to show how infrastructure, land, management and budget impact produce quality.
Joan Olson and her husband, Nick, own and operate Prairie Drifter Farm, a 33-acre certified organic vegetable operation in Litchfield, Minn. They grow certified organic herbs and vegetables for a 135-member CSA, food co-ops and other wholesale accounts. Joan has a degree in geology along with a teaching license in elementary education.