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Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) and On-Farm Food Safety for Produce Growers


UVM Extension's Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and food safety programs have moved from the Center to other locations within Vermont. for Vermont produce growers.

If you are considering becoming GAPs Certified, or just want to improve your food safety practices, Produce Safety Specialist Rachel Schattman (802-651-8343 ext. 509 or can help you assess your farm's food safety needs, develop a food safety plan, and prepare for a GAPs audit if you decide to pursue that certification.

To learn about the voluntary Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS) program of the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association (VVBGA), contact Hans Estrin ( 802-257-7967 ext. 312 or

Last modified January 02 2018 04:12 PM