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Wash Station Design Workshop
March 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Wash Station Design and FSMA Produce Safety
At the Community Collaborative, 339 Eddy St, Providence RI
Sunday, March 18th, 9am-1pm
Registration is now open for this important event for produce growers!
Join Cara Fraver of the National Young Farmers Coalition, along with a panel of your farming peers, to learn about and discuss wash station design.
This workshop is designed to serve BOTH farmers who will be subject to the new FSMA produce safety regulations AND farmers who will be qualified exempt.
We will cover innovative designs, labor-and-body-saving ideas, efficiency, and accommodating new produce safety regulations in your wash station.
Cara is coming as a representative on behalf of the Local Food Safety Collaborative.
The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) is working with the National Farmers Union and other agricultural groups in a partnership called the Local Food Safety Collaborative. Through this collaborative, we’re working on helping smaller farmers, many of who are exempted from FSMA, to understand the rule. We want all farmers to have the resources they need to raise produce safety and make informed choices as they grow their businesses.
Farms presenting about their systems include White Barn Farm, Matunuck Oyster Bar Vegetables, Wishing Stone Farm, Big Train Farm, and Little River Farm!
Farmers who are attending are encouraged to EMAIL pictures of their wash systems to firstname.lastname@example.org, to better facilitate a group discussion of design ideas and best practices (and failures!).
Registration is free but we do have limited space, so please register early to reserve your space.
Snacks will be provided.
Co-sponsored by YFN and Southside Community Land Trust, thanks to a generous USDA BFRDP grant.