Practical Produce Safety (PPS) is a cost-effective strategy for growers to implement food safety practices that minimize risk while maximizing produce quality and farm profitability. UVM Extension’s Practical Produce Safety Curriculum and these materials were designed specifically for small produce farms that primarily direct market their produce through CSA’s, farm stands, farmers markets, or direct to restaurants, grocery coops, schools, hospitals or other local buyers. The principles and practices are based on the USDA GAPs audit (2011), information from National GAPs program and various Extension GAPs programs from around the country. As such, it can lay the foundation for a farm to become familiar with Good Agricultural Practices and the types of activities that are included in a GAPs Audit.
Practical Produce Safety Manual: Maximizing Quality, Profitability and Safety on Vermont Produce Farms
Added by Rachel Schattman • Last updated February 5, 2019