Category: Food Safety and Handling

From the Field to the Table: Suggested Food Handling Guidelines for Farmers Markets, Fairs and Festivals

Food Safety and Handling | Management and Operations

The thorough suggested guidelines included in this manual were developed to support the manufacture and direct marketing of agricultural products through open-air Farmers Markets and open-air fairs and festivals, as well as protect the consumer.  Log in (which is free) is required to access this resource.

Published November 02, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Food Safety First: GAPs and Food Safety Issues for Farmers Markets

Food Safety and Handling

Betsy Bihn, National GAPs Program Coordinator, Cornell University; Andy Sarjahani, former Virginia Tech Sustainability Coordinator; Brigitte Moran, Marin Farmers Markets.

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Published November 02, 2013 Publisher Website Presentationvideo

Hand Washing and Food Sampling Requirements, Guidelines, and Procedures

Farm Business and Marketing | Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Food Safety and Handling | Management and Operations

A guide for the requirements, guidelines, and procedures for proper hand washing and food sampling at Marin Farmers Markets with pictures of proper set-ups.

Published November 02, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Market Policy

411 on Food Safety: A Common Sense Approach for Farmers Markets

Food Safety and Handling
This webinar focuses on food safety at the farmers market.  Mareya Ibrahim founder of Grow Green Industries and Brian Moyer, Program Assistant for Penn State Cooperative Extension, discuss why a proactive approach to food safety is essential, good practices for markets and vendors, as well as ways to communicate to customers about their role in food safety.
Published November 02, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Presentation

Suggested Sampling Guidelines (New Mexico)

Farm Business and Marketing | Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Food Safety and Handling | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing

Suggested step-by-step guidelines developed by the New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association to support the direct marketing of agricultural products through open-air farmers’ markets in New Mexico, as well as to protect the health and safety of the consumer.

Published November 02, 2013 Download Resource Market PolicyState & Local Policy

Food Safety at Farmers Markets: Information and Guidelines (Oregon)

Farm Business and Marketing | Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Food Safety and Handling

A guide to the minimum requirements for food safety as they pertain to farmers markets in Oregon. This resource, although specific to Oregon, can be used as a guide for other states to develop their own, based on the food safety requirements of their state.

Published November 02, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy

West Virginia Farmers Market Food Safety Vendor Guide

Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Food Safety and Handling | Public Policies

This pamphlet offers guidance for producers and market managers to determine what food items may be sold and the conditions that must be met at the point of sale. This resource is specific to West Virginia regulations, but can offer guidance for other states to develop similar guides.

Published November 02, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy

Food Safety Training Curriculum

Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Food Safety and Handling

This extensive resource published by the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York offers very detailed guidelines on how to handle food safety and inspections at farmers markets, farms, and CSAs. Includes module overviews, topic-specific PowerPoints, checklists, and sample logs.

Published November 02, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

Guidelines for Providing Safe Food Samples at Farmers Markets

Food Safety and Handling | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing

A helpful five page set of guidelines of hygeine for sampling various kinds of products, providing diagrams of portable handwashing stations and a self-inspection checklist.

Published November 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Seasonal Farmers Market Producer Sampling License (Maryland SB 199)

Food Safety and Handling | Public Policies

In October of 2010, in an effort to streamline the licensing and permit process for sampling products at Maryland farmers’ markets, SB 199 went into effect. This new regulation means that each county may establish one license, for one fee, for a certain duration of time (such as the market season) that a producer may obtain, valid for sampling the products they have produced.

Published November 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy