What happens after harvest can have a huge impact on produce quality and food safety. As the demand for local foods has exploded in the last five years, so have buyers’ expectations for clean produce that also stores well. Restaurants, food service providers, and other institutional buyers have also begun demanding food safety assurances. Experienced vegetable grower/marketer Chris Blanchard will teach the post-harvest handling practices and methods he and his coworkers developed and use at Rock Spring Farm near Decorah, IA. Participants will learn efficient, time-saving ways to meet the documentation and record-keeping requirements of the GAP audit process in a way that flows with other farm work. Visit their website to learn more and register.
Think Spring Workshop – Post-Harvest Handling, Food Safety & GAP Certification