FamilyFarmed is 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.
Workshop topics cover wholesale & direct marketing, post-harvest handling & pack-shed design, and Food Safety/FSMA. These workshops are a good place to receive Free copies of the newest editions of Wholesale Success and Direct Success manuals ($70 retail value).
Food Safety Workshop attendees will also recieve a FREE copy of our 3-ring binder Food Safety Plan Templates and Action Plans. Attendees will do risk assessments in the classroom to identify potential hazards, analyze how they move on farms, and determine if you need to take action or not. The workshop will also develop record keeping/traceability systems that align with the farm work, support decision-making, and maximize profitability while also meeting food safety requirements. These trainings may satisfy staff training requirements as described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule in §§ 112.21(a) and (b). As there is not yet an equivalency evaluation process, it does not currently satisfy supervisor training described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule 21 CFR Subpart C § 112.22(c).
Contact the organization in your area for more information on signing up! Even if you cannot make it to the trainings, there is a chance that the representative organization in your area may have more manuals to distribute to farmers in your area, so please reach out.