Produce Safety University - Additional Resources

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Use these additional resources for more information.

Produce Safety University: Train the Trainer Materials 
http://www.theicn.org/producesafety

USDA Resources

USDA FNS Food Safety Website - http://www.fns.usda.gov/food-safety/food-safety

USDA FNS Farm-to-School Website - http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school

USDA AMS GAP and GHP Program - http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/gapghp

USDA AMS Fruit & Vegetable Programs - http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/FruitandVegetable

Market News - http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/marketnews

National Organic Program, USDA - http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop

Food Hub Information - http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/foodhubs

Additional Resources by Topic

Produce Safety

FDA Produce Safety Information - http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm304045.htm

UC Davis Center for Produce Safety - http://cps.ucdavis.edu/

UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center - http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/

Produce Safety Alliance - http://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/

GAPs

Cornell National GAPs Program - http://www.gaps.cornell.edu/

UC Davis GAPs - http://ucfoodsafety.ucdavis.edu/UC_Publications/UC_Good_Agricultural_Practices_GAP

Penn State Farm Food Safety - http://extension.psu.edu/food-safety/farm

Iowa State University Checklist for Retail Purchasing of Local Produce -  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM2046A.pdf

On-Farm Food Safety Project, designed for small to mid-size fruit and vegetable growers -  http://onfarmfoodsafety.org/

School Gardens

Colorado Farm to School - http://coloradofarmtoschool.org/schools/school-gardens/

Mother Earth News Garden Planner -  http://gardenplanner.motherearthnews.com/gardenplanner/gardenplanner.html

Local Extension Service Office Locator - www.nifa.usda.gov/Extension/index.html

University of Maryland Extension, Grow It Eat It, Maryland's Food Gardening Network - http://extension.umd.edu/growit

North Carolina State University: Food Safety for School and Community Gardens -  http://chapmanfoodsafety.wordpress.com/trainings/gardens/

Growing Safer Gardens - http://growingsafergardens.com/

Minnesota School Garden & Farm to Cafeteria Safety: A Food Safety Operations Manual -  http://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/OCPHS/reports/Documents/SchoolGardenFoodSafetyLowRez%20.pdf

EPA Brownfields and Urban Agriculture: Interim Guidelines for Safe Gardening Practices -  http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/urbanag/pdf/bf_urban_ag.pdf

Wisconsin Compost Resource Guide - http://www.cias.wisc.edu/foodservtools/6-Educate-students/school-composting.pdf

The Food Projects Growing Guide -http://thefoodproject.org/sites/default/files/GrowingGuide2010.pdf

Arizona Department of Health Services: School Garden Produce in Your Cafeteria -  http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/oeh/fses/school-garden/index.php?pg=resources

North Carolina State University: Food Safety for School and Community Gardens -  http://chapmanfoodsafety.wordpress.com/trainings/gardens/

http://growingsafergardens.com/

Purchasing   

Procurement in the 21st Century - http://www.theicn.org/ResourceOverview.aspx?ID=617

State Agency Guidance on Procurement online courses - theicn.org/elearning 

USDA Farm-to-School Procurement - http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/procuring-local-foods

Produce Marketing Association Fresh Produce Manual -  http://www.americanfruitandproduce.com/uploads/data/pm.pdf

A School's Guide to Purchasing Washington-Grown Food -  http://www.wafarmtoschool.org/Content/Documents/SchoolGuideFLowResGuideNoResources-1.pdf

Michigan Farm to School Purchasing Guide - http://www.mifarmtoschool.msu.edu

Oklahoma Farm to School Resources - http://www.okfarmtoschool.com/schools/resources.htm

Wisconsin Farm to School Toolkits - http://www.cias.wisc.edu/toolkits/

North Carolina State University Liability Management Resources - http://ncfreshproducesafety.ncsu.edu/good-agricultural-practices/risk-crisis-management/liability-management

Produce Profitability Calculator - http://www.iastatelocalfoods.org/calculator

What producers should know about selling to local foodservice markets - http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM2045.pdf

Buying Local Foods for Retail Foodservices - http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM2047.pdf

 


USDA Food and Nutrition Service Procurement Policy for Local Purchasing
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Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers
NC State University, A&T State University Cooperative Extension.
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Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Memo Code: SP 02-2010-Revised. Date: January 21, 2011.
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Great Kids Farm's Schoolyard Planting Schedule and Suggestions for Spring and Summer Gardens
Greg Strella, Farm Manager. Baltimore City Public Schools. Great Kids Farm at the Bragg Nature Center, Catonsville, MD. March 2010.
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Straw Bale Gardening
Washington State University Extension Fact Sheet FS109E
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Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs
USDA Farm to School Procurement Guide.
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School Composting - A Manual for Connecticut Schools
This manual was developed by the state of Connecticut based on the experiences the composting program at Mansfield Middle School. The goal is to provide a model for initiating and implementing a school composting program.
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School Garden Scenarios - activity
Training activity poses two scenarios related to school gardens.
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Food Safety Practices to Expect from Your Fresh-Cut Produce Processor
Use the information in this guide, developed by the USDA, to verify if a potential or current supplier is a reputable source of fresh-cut produce for your school nutrition program.
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Food Safety Practices to Expect from Your Fresh Produce Distributor
This document, developed by the USDA, defines terms and common language used by distributors and other wholesalers to help you communicate more effectively. It also offers guidance on conducting a site visit to fresh produce distributors' facilities.
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