Monday June 10, 2013 at 11am EST
Produce farmers interested in creating an on-farm food safety plan are invited to join FamilyFarmed.org and GrowNYC/Greenmarket for a free, on-farm food safety webinar. Trainer Atina Diffley will review the basics of identifying risk areas, implementing risk management solutions, and creating an on-farm food safety plan using the free, online On-Farm Food Safety tool (onfarmfoodsafety.org). The webinar will also highlight the growing importance of food safety for farmers selling into wholesale markets.
The first 25 New York growers who sign up for this webinar will receive a free copy of the third edition of Wholesale Success: A Farmers Guide to Food Safety, Postharvest Handling, Packing and Selling Produce (www.wholesalesuccess.org), which provides detailed information on how to succeed when selling to wholesale markets.
After the webinar, participants can take advantage of free one-on-one technical assistance to help complete and implement an on-farm food safety plan. Assistance can cover any area of food safety, and information comes directly from food safety experts that helped create the On-Farm Food Safety tool presented in the webinar.
Click here to register. To schedule one-on-one technical assistance, contact Chris Wayne of GrowNYC at firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.