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Food Safety Workshop in Rochester

Do you grow fresh produce for sale or donation?  If so, join U of MN Extension to learn practical steps for keeping your produce safe, your customers healthy, and your business flourishing (and growing!). Learn how Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) can improve the quality and safety of your produce and help you access new markets. This training is designed for small- to medium-sized fruit and vegetable growers, but any farmer or gardener is welcome to attend. Learn from Extension educators and your fellow farmers in this interactive session. Topics include: Best practices (GAPs - Good Agricultural Practices) to improve safety in growing, harvest, washing and handling of fresh fruits and vegetables What is a GAP audit? What is FSMA? How do they apply to me? Learn about water testing, compost and manure use, animal intruders, safely washing vegetables, low-cost handwashing stands, and more Includes donation garden walk-and-talk to discuss practical setups for safe harve