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#
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