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.

Ewell Culbertson of Pachamama Farm in Colorado hydrocools green beans by submerging the harvest crate in a vat of cold water.
Photo courtesy Chelsea Green Publishing