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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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Practical Produce Safety Workshop is Next Week

Steve Peters

There are still a few slots open for the Rutland and Bennington Practical Produce Safety Workshops, but registration closes today! Reserve your spot now to get your produce safety plan written for 2014! WRITING A PRACTICAL PRODUCE SAFETY PLAN: A WORKSHOP FOR SMALL AND DIVERSIFIED PRODUCE GROWERS UVM Extension’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will offer five full day workshops on practical food safety for small and diversified farms who market directly and locally. You will leave this workshop with a concise plan (for you, your customers, and your employees) and many resources!

Thanks to a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, these workshops are free.  Participants will receive morning coffee, a light lunch, a template for a farm produce safety plan and a binder of reference material.

Register Now – Space is Limited!

To register:

To request a scholarship or disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Ginger Nickerson at (802) 505-8189, by two weeks before the workshop in which you are interested so we may assist you.


Rutland (Co-Sponsored by RAFFL): Tuesday, March 11:  9:00 -3:00 pm at the Rutland Opera House. Farmer presenter: Carol Tashie,  Radical Roots Farm

Bennington: (Co-sponsored by Bennington College)  Wednesday, March 12: 9:00 – 3:00 pm at Bennington College’s CAPA Center. Farmer presenter: Karen Trubitt, True Love Farm