From Field to Market: Keeping Food Safety in Mind

Having great produce is essential to success as a market gardener, and food regulations and handling practices are in place to help achieve that. Produce contamination is damaging to both farmer and consumer alike, but attention to food safety can help ensure that everyone stays happy and healthy.

At Hearty Roots Farm in Tivoli, New York, Buckhorn flip-top totes have been power-washed and stacked to dry before harvest.
Photo by Benjamin Shute