Farmers’ markets have been a good way of providing consumers with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Producers and consumers need to be aware of potential food safety risks that not only exist in grocery stores but in farmers’ markets, too. Here are just a few resources that can help those working in farmers’ markets keep produce safe.
The Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet:
Produce Safety at the Farm Market: A Guide for Farmers and Sellers http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/pdf/Produce_Safety_Farm_Market.pdf
Farmers’ Market Federation of New York:
Food Safety Recommendations for Farmers’ Markets http://www.nyfarmersmarket.com/NYFMFoodSafety/Handouts/Farmers-Market-Recomms.pdf
Colorado State University:
Colorado Farm-to-Table Food Safety
For more information, go to http://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/psa.html.