This workshop explored the framework of lean farming and how it can be applied to organize our farms while integrating produce safety and creating systems that work for us. We discussed the lean tools of 5S, spaghetti diagrams, and poka yoke, or mistake-proofing, and where these tools can help farmers prevent contamination of produce and grow, harvest, and handle produce more safely. It was created in partnership with Yolanda Gonzalez from Cornell Cooperative Extension.


Workshop Recording


Lean & Clean Outline for Workshop Participants


Lean & Clean Workshop Slides


We watched this video during the workshop about Metro Food Distribution in New York applying lean principles to their operation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.