We talked to Demetrius Milling of Love is Love Farm just outside of Atlanta, GA about the joys and challenges of farming within a close-knit community. He shared with us how they approach maintaining a safe product while actively involving the community on the farm.
Hand washing is one of the most important food safety practices, and it is no surprise that the Produce Safety Rule creates certain requirements for how and when workers must wash their hands. Below are many different models of portable handwashing stations that could work for various farm operations, depending on size and scale. These […]
This sample SOP for when and how to clean a handwashing sink can be adapted to fit any operation. Cleaning Handwashing Sink SOP
The Produce Safety Rule outlines specific handwashing steps that Cornell captured in this SOP. Use it to explain to employees and visitors how to properly wash their hands. Sample Handwashing SOP
This guide from the North Central Region for FSMA Training, Extension, and Technical Assistance gives some pointers for farms that have lots of visitors, including liability signage, and how to talk to visitors about handwashing, pets, parking, and not visiting while sick. Produce Safety Best Practices for Farm Stands and U-Pick Operations […]