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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

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UVM Extension Practical Produce Safety Workshop - Feb 12th

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With the increase in food borne illnesses associated with fresh produce, more and more produce buyers are asking the farms they buy from if they have a farm food safety plan. UVM Extension’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture is offering a day-long hands-on workshop on writing a farm safety for small and diversified fruit and vegetable farmers who market directly and locally. 

This is a great chance to get your farm manager/crew leaders trained in on-farm produce safety practices!

You will leave this workshop with a concise plan (for you, your customers, and your employees) and many resources!

Although this workshop could help you prepare for a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) audit certification, it is designed for farmers who do NOT intend to become GAP certified in the near future. The workshop is appropriate for both organic and conventional growers.

Date: February 12 , 8:30 - 4:00 Location: Martin Memorial Hall, 5199 U.S. 5, Weathersfield, VT, 05030, and Deep Meadow Farm http://deepmeadowfarm.net/ Cost: $30 (or $15 per person if more than one person is coming from one farm) Registration Deadline: February, 5

To Register: By mail: http://www.uvm.edu/sustainableagriculture/Documents/PFSRegistrationFeb13.pdf On-line: http://vermontpracticalfoodsafetyplan.eventbrite.com/# By phone: call Cheryl with a credit card at 802-656-5459 

To request a scholarship or disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Ginger Nickerson at (802) 505-8189 or gnickers@uvm.edu, by February 1 so we may assist you.