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Write a Practical Food Safety Plan for Your Farm!

UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Weathersfield Bow, VT

Write a Practical Food Safety Plan for Your Farm!

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Produce Safety can be Practical and Affordable for Small Farms!

With the increase in food borne illnesses associated with fresh produce, more and more produce buyers are asking the farms they buy from if they have a farm food safety plan.  UVM Extension’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture is offering a  day-long hands-on workshop on writing a farm safety for small and diversified fruit and vegetable farmers who market directly and locally.

You will go home with a two-page draft of your own On-Farm Food Safety Plan with specific action-steps needed to implement it. This can be shared with interested local retail and wholesale customers.


  • Learn the fundamentals of produce safety for small, diversified farms
  • Identify actions to increase produce safety, quality and efficiency on your farm


  • Catered lunch
  • Visit Deep Meadow Farm to observe and discuss their on-farm food safety practices, how they were implemented, and their impact on produce safety and farm management.
  • Return to class to discuss and finish plans

Many hands make light work - we encourage multiple participants from one farm! If two people are attending from one farm, the cost is $15 per person

Regarding cost and payment:  You have the option to register and pay by check in order to save the $2.64 online processing fee for credit cards. 

Please email Cheryl at to receive a registration by email, and then send the completed form with a check for $30 (made out to UVM) to:   Jenny Brown, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 106 Highpoint Center, Suite 300, Colchester, VT 05446, or else call Cheryl with a credit card at 802-656-5459 by February 5.  

Scholarships are available upon request please contact Ginger Nickerson by February 5th for a scholarship

Require a disability related-accommodation?  Please contact  Ginger Nickerson at (802) 505-8189 or by February 1, at the latest so we may assist you.



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When & Where

Martin Memorial Hall
5199 US 5
Weathersfield Bow, VT 05030

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Established in 1994, the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture provides timely information to Vermont communities and the UVM campus through research, outreach and education in its Pasture, Land Access, Produce Safety, Local Food and Youth Agricultural IDA programs.   The Center cultivates partnerships, supports innovative research and practices, and informs policy to advance sustainable food and farming systems. 

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