A workshop for post-harvest handling and food safety for fruit and vegetable growers is planned for next Friday, March 8th by the Extension office. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon and will be broadcast to 12 host locations throughout Iowa, including the Columbus Junction Community Development Center, which is located in the Civic Center at 232 Second Street in Columbus Junction.
The workshop is for farmers’ market members, school and community garden participants and other local food stakeholders. The workshop will cover techniques for proper handling of food during harvest, cooling, cleaning, drying, storing and transporting among other topics. Participants will receive a free copy of FamilyFarmed.org’s newly revised Wholesale Success Manual, registration is required.
To register call Kathy Vance at 391.523.2371 x202 or Mallory Smith at 319.728.7971 for assistance.