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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.

What's Growin' On

An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Two Webinars Coming Up From UVM-Extension

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For those of you making value-added products from your farm.  Learn all the rules and regs, as well as good food safety tips, from UVM EXT's food safety specialist Londa Nwadike.  Also, mark your calendars for the fencing webinar at the end of May!

UVM Extension New Farmer Project Webinar Series 7 PM EST, Tuesday, April 23, 2013: Creating Products from Farm Produce:  Best Practices for Food Safety and Regulations for Value Added Food Production in Vermont.

Are you considering adding value added products to your mix at the farmers market, your farm stand or CSA pick-up? As you make plans to add diversity to what you offer, join this webinar to learn the rules and regulations, as well as the best practices for food safety when creating value-added products from your farm produce.  Presenter Londa Nwadike, is the Food Safety Specialist for UVM Extension.  She works with value-added producers of all sizes on food safety and complying with state and federal regulations.  The presentation will touch specifically on Vermont state regulations, but the food safety best practices and information on federal regulations will be applicable across state lines.

Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through. To participate, please go to http://go.uvm.edu/aemon at about 6:45 pm EST on April 23, 2013 and click on the webinar title.  For more information, contact newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389x203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Jessie Schmidt know by April 19, 2013 at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in VT) or newfarmer@uvm.edu so we may assist you. If you have not participated in a webinar before, we recommend you download the necessary software for free the day before the webinar is scheduled at http://tiny.cc/UVMWebinarCheck.

canned-pickles-featured 7 PM EST, Tuesday, May 28, 2013: Livestock Fencing Tips & Tricks with Colin Kennard, of Wellscroft Fencing.

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