Post-Harvest Handling: Maintaining highest quality produce from field to plate

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Post-Harvest Handling: Maintaining highest quality produce from field to plate.
A Class for Vegetable Farmers – April 7, 2017, 2-5 PM

This class will walk through post-harvest handling techniques from field to plate for everything from leafy greens to tomatoes. Washing, packing, and storage techniques for wholesale and retail outlets will be covered. FSMA, the Food Safety Modernization Act, will NOT be covered. Topics will include:
1. Best practices for post harvest handling
2. Options for washing, packing, and storage facilities
3. Sizing of bunches, cases, etc. for both wholesale and retail

Cost: $25 for SWOEFFA / OEFFA members; $30, farmers; students, $10 .Pre-registration is required.
REGISTER NOW – CLICK HERE
Sign up NOW: 10 Farmers Needed to Hold Class

Taught by Megan Gambrill: Megan managed crop production and organic certification at Turner Farm for five years. She was responsible for the production of over seventy different crops serving CSA, farmers markets, and wholesale outlets, and managed a team of farmers supported by seasonal apprentices who receive in-depth education in production methods and decision-making. This year she is excited to join the team at Carriage House Farm.

Location: Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Main Building, Room 108, Landscape Horticulture Technologies

Payment: Bring Cash or Check to class
Registration fee includes materials, coffee, and cookies.For more information, contact Ken, 513-473-1860, farmtrainingOH@gmail.com

This workshop is organized by Cultivate! Ohio Valley. 

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