Good Food on Every Table!

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.

Thanks to Over 100 On-Farm Food Safety Webinar Participants!

Thanks to all who joined us, GrowNYC/Greenmarket, and our trainer Atina Diffley for the free Creating a Customized Food Safety Plan Webinar on Monday June 10, 2013!

We hosted over 100 farmers, prospective farmers, extension agents, and agriculture experts to learn the basics of food safety practices for farms. You can access the online tool here:

Click here to download slides from the webinar presentation!

Participants got an introduction to the On-Farm Food Safety online tool, an overview of food safety risk areas, and a list of food safety and risk management resources.The webinar also provided an overview of  topics covered in the manual Wholesale Success: A Farmer’s Guide to Food Safety, Postharvest Handling, Packing and Selling Producewhich is available for purchase. Click here for more information.

Farmers learned:

  • How to use the On-Farm Food Safety tool
  • How to identify food safety risk areas on the farm
  • Ways to manage risk
  • The importance of food safety for growers selling into wholesale markets
  • How to create and follow a personalized food safety plan

If you’re interested in creating your own free On-Farm Food Safety manual or learning more about food safety on the farm, please visit the On-Farm Food Safety website!