Fresh green beans.

New tool helps food service evaluate on-farm food safety practices

Institutional buyers of fresh, whole produce need assurances that growers followed safe food handling practices during production, harvest and delivery. These buyers may include the food service staff at schools, hospitals, care facilities and others. The US Food and Drug Administration offers guidelines for farmers to follow, known as Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). But third-party … Continue reading New tool helps food service evaluate on-farm food safety practices

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“Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers” awards $43,000 to Iowa early care sites

by Chelsea Krist, FFED farm to school specialist Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition partners recently won a Farm to Early Care and Education Implementation Grant. The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists funded the project. Its title is Racial Equity in Iowa Farm to School and Early Care: Advancing Outcomes through Process, … Continue reading “Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers” awards $43,000 to Iowa early care sites