On-Farm Food Safety & Post Harvest Handling

Post-Harvest Handling and Food Safety Workshop

Thursday, February 8th 2018, 8:30am – 5pm

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.

Success for produce farmers requires good postharvest practices to preserve quality and shelf life, and an understanding of postharvest food safety practices to minimize risks. We will discuss the cold chain, respiration, harvest, cleaning, cooling, storage, transportation, and sanitation for maximum shelf life.


This training course may satisfy staff training requirements as described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule in §§ 112.21(a) and (b). There is not presently an equivalency evaluation process so it does not currently satisfy supervisor training described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule 21 CFR Subpart C § 112.22(c). 

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 plan, as well as a copy of Wholesale Success: A Farmer’s Guide to Food Safety, Selling, Postharvest Handling, and Packing Produce

This material is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency, under award number RM17RMEPP522C021, and offered in partnership with FamilyFarmed, a non-profit organization committed to expanding the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, in order to enhance the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 8:30 – 5pm.
Cost: $25, includes breakfast, lunch & materials
Location: a beautiful, private venue close to downtown Nevada City.  Exact address will be provided 1 week before event.

Space is limited – register now!  Questions? Call (530) 265-2343 and ask for Molly.



8:30 am – 9: 00 am    Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am – 5:00 pm     Food Safety Workshop Covering:

– FSMA Produce Rule Regulations and Your Buyers’ Demands

– Profit-Related Record-keeping

– Health and Hygiene, and Worker Training


–  Land Use, Water, and Fertility: Risk Assessments Aligned with Conservation

Harvest, Postharvest, and Transportation Policies and Practices

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