Food safety is something that every farm, no matter its size or financial position, must attend to. Having a food safety mindset does not necessarily mean having state-of- the-art equipment. This workshop will discuss key areas of food safety and discuss scale appropriate ways to minimize risk and embed safe practices into your daily operations. consumer sector, mainly composed of farmers markets, CSAs, online retail sales, and farm stands.
Participating farmers will receive a free Food Safety Binder that includes action plans and food safety plan templates to help farmers create on-farm food safety plans. You are a “food handler.” Your customers rely on you to minimize potential food safety risks. Writing a Food Safety Plan specific to your farm operation is a valuable tool to access and develop your food safety system and become food safety certified to expand your market reach.
Atina Diffley, is an organic farmer and author of the 2012 award wining memoir, Turn Here Sweetcorn: Organic Farming Works.
Spanish translation available
What Farmers Are Saying:
“Easily one of the best presentations I have heard on anything anywhere!”
“Wonderful! Lots of very useful, actionable information that will help me grow my farm business.”
“Atina Diffley did an excellent job! Good presentation from someone who has actually been a grower.”
Two full day sessions are being offered. Each class will focus content on how your farm sells. You can choose the class that best fits your farm. Class one is for direct market farms that focus on farmer's markets, farm stands and/or CSA. Class two will focus on wholesale market farms that focus on selling to distributors, processors, institutions and professional food service. Spanish Translation is available at both sessions
Monday, March 6 at 8:30am-5pm
Tuesday, March 7 at 8:30am-5pm
202 Van Ness Ave
Fresno, CA 93721
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