From Gina Clithero at VT Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets:
The Agency of Agriculture’s Produce Program is providing farms with new containers and cleaning supplies to improve food safety and efficiency. Forty approved applicants will receive a complete Produce Safety Supply Kit, including include a bucket, brush, squeegee, and a custom number of containers based on their request and available supply. Vermont farms that grow, harvest, pack, or hold fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, or nuts, and are enrolled in the Vermont Produce Portal, are eligible. Farms of all sizes are encouraged to apply. Farms with over $28,561 in average annual produce sales over the past three years will be prioritized.
Apply here: Produce Safety Supply Kit Application:
Deadline to apply: Friday, October 22nd at noon
If your application is selected, you will need to pick up your supply kit at the Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Lab on Wednesday, October 27 or Monday, November 1. Please direct any questions to Gina Clithero at gina.clithero or 802-585-6225.
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Gina Clithero (she/her)
Agriculture Development Specialist
Vermont Produce Program | Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
116 State St. Montpelier, Vermont 05620-2901
gina.clithero | (802) 585-6225