Post-Harvest Handling, Food Safety, and GAP: Making It Work on a Real Farm, 10 am-4pm, Granville Middle and High schools, 248 New Burg. St., Granville OH; lunch included. Members: $45, non-members $55. Registration deadline: Feb. 11
Farmer and food safety expert Chris Blanchard of Rock Spring Farm will teach participants how to establish or improve food safety practices. Blanchard will review post-harvest handling practices and share methods for meeting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) documentation and record-keeping requirements in a way that flows with the work on the farm, rather than existing as a separate set of tasks and requirements.
This is a Pre-conference Event at the OEFFA Convention 2013. More info and registration here.
As the owner and operator of Rock Spring Farm in Iowa since 1999, Blanchard grows 15 acres of vegetables and herbs for a 200 member community supported agriculture program, food stores, and a farmers’ market. He offers education and outreach to organic and local farmers, including systems development and documentation, food safety and GAPs compliance, business planning and management, post-harvest handling, and more. To learn more about Chris Blanchard visit www.flyingrutabagaworks.com