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COVID-19 response plan template and FAQ for fruit and vegetable farms

Authors: Natalie Hoidal, Extension Educator, Local Foods & Vegetable Production and Annalisa Hultberg, Extension Educator, Food Safety
In response to the needs of farmers and gardeners in the state, the University of Minnesota Extension fruit and vegetable and food safety educators and partners at UW Wisconsin Extension have created template COVID-19 response plans for fruit and vegetable farms as well as community gardens.
The COVID-19 farm template plan can be accessed here: https://z.umn.edu/COVIDplan The COVID-19 garden template plan can be accessed here: https://z.umn.edu/COVIDgardenplan
They are set up as Google documents that you can download as a Word file, or copy into your own Google drive, and then edit. Plans and FAQ doc will be updated regularly as new information and research is released.
We've also created an accompanying FAQ page specific to issues that fruit and vegetable farmers and gardeners are asking about in relation to COVID-19 such as cleaning and sanitizing…