Food Safety on the Market Farm

January 30, 2010 at 8:25 am

The Buy Local Buy Wisconsin program at the Wisconsin Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will be hosting a workshop entitled, “Food Safety on the Market Farm” in February in three different locations around the state. On February 10th in East Troy, February 11th in Montello, and February 12th in La Farge.

The Buy Local Buy Wisconsin program and the Center for Integrated Agricultural Studies at UW-Madison invite Wisconsin fresh fruit and vegetable growers to receive useful tips, discover valuable resources, and join the discussion about on-farm food safety protocol and the GAP/GHP program for fruits and vegetables at this day-long workshop. Presenters include university specialists, a USDA food safety inspector, and a grower who has been through a food safety certification process.

Each workshop will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and will cost $20/person, which includes workshop materials, lunch, and refreshments. For more information and to register, please visit our website at www.datcp.state.wi.us_, and click on “Buy Local Buy Wisconsin Workshop Registration,” in the right-hand column under, “Online Services” – or mail in the attached registration brochure with your payment.

Please feel free to contact Kenny Monroe,, 608-224-5112, with any questions.

Thank You,

*Kenny Monroe* – /Market Development Program Assistant/
WI DATCP – Division of Agricultural Development
2811 Agriculture Drive
PO Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 224-5112