Event Link: 2012 Midwest Value Added Agriculture Conference
Organized By: Midwest Value Added Agriculture Conference
Scaling Up to Meet the Demand for Local, Organic Broccoli - Chris Blanchard shares his experience and that of other growers an NCR-SARE-sponsored project to scale up the production of local, organic broccoli for the Twin Cities marketplace.
Scaling Up to Fill the Plate - With pressure from every direction to scale up market farming operations to meet the growing demand for local food, growers need to consider their goals, roles, capacity, and skills. Join Rock Spring Farm’s Chris Blanchard for an exploration of the challenges and opportunities in expanding your market farm.
Practical GAPs Compliance - From restaurants to college dining halls, wholesale buyers have begun demanding food safety assurances, and now the Food Safety Modernization Act has opened the door for FDA regulation of the production and handling of fresh vegetables and produce. Join Rock Spring Farm's Chris Blanchard for a review of post-harvest handling practices, and the methods developed at Rock Spring Farm for meeting the documentation and record-keeping requirements of the GAPs audit process in a way that flows with the work on the farm, rather than existing as a separate set of tasks and requirements.