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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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Deadline to Register for Practical Produce Safety & Storage Quality Workshop is April 5th

RAFFL

April 5th - this Friday is last day for registration! Last Practical Produce Safety for veggie growers until the fall PRACTICAL PRODUCE SAFETY AND STORAGE QUALITY WORKSHOP April 11, 8:30-4, St Peter's Church, Vergennes, VT and Bella Farm, Monkton, VT.

UVM Extension's Produce Safety Program, Farm-to-Institution Program, and Agricultural Engineer, Chris Callahan, in partnership with Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), are offering a day-long hands-on workshop on writing a produce safety plan for small and diversified fruit and vegetable farmers.  The workshop will focus on infrastructure fixes related to produce safety and will include a special presentation by ag engineer Chris Callahan on cooler and storage design for produce safety and quality.  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.

Cost: $35 (or $25 per person if more than one person is coming from one farm). Registration deadline: April 5.  Call Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459 to register, or register on-line at:http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5968324419#  

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

Please register as soon as possible if you are interested, as there is homework to do prior to the workshop! For more info and registration form go to:http://www.uvm.edu/~susagctr/news_assets/PPSRegistrationApril13.pdf