Final mention for now: A succinct guide to FSMA compliance for small farms

By Terence Bradshaw Only when describing a new Federal initiative can we say the a 35-page guide is succinct, but this is an excellent resource that should answer many questions about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act and how it applies to your farm: -Terry Where trade names or commercial products are used […]

Registration Open- New England Fruit & Vegetable Meetings December 12-14

By Terence Bradshaw Online registration is now open for the 2017 New England Fruit and Vegetable Meetings in Manchester, NH, to be held December 12-14. As usual, there will be sessions for growers of all scales, scopes, and specialty crops, including two sessions each for apples and grapes, a stone fruit session, a cider and […]

Food safety meeting November 7 & 8

By Terence Bradshaw I have received a number of questions regarding the November 7&8 Food Safety Training hosted by UVM Extension that I mentioned in a post this week. Below I summarize some quick answers from myself and UVM Extension’s Hans Estrin to the more common ones: 1. Will this training be offered again? This […]

Important Information for Vermont Produce Growers

See below for important opportunities to help with implementation of food safety programs on your farm. As we proceed with implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, this stuff matters. -TB Dear Vermont Produce Grower, The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) would like to share the following opportunities related to produce safety. […]

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – November 7 & 8 – Richmond, VT

Good Morning, As the new Outreach and Education Coordinator for VAAFM’s Produce Program, I’d like to share with you the upcoming Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training held in Richmond, VT on November 7 and 8. Attached is a sheet containing more information on who should attend, benefits of attending, and what to expect from the […]

2017 New England Veg & Fruit Conference

Forwarding information on the upcoming New England Fruit & Vegetable Meetings in December from Mary Concklin. I hope to see many of you there. -TB Good morning, I have attached the 2017 New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference brochure for your planning purposes. A great educational program has been put together covering a wide range […]