Wholesale Success: A Farmer’s Guide to Food Safety, Postharvest Handling, Packing and Selling Produce.
Wholesale Success builds the capacity of farmers to meet the burgeoning demand for locally/regionally grown fruits and vegetables. The 312 page book is the definitive training source on selling into wholesale markets. It was revised and updated in 2012 through a collaboration between FamilyFarmed.org and the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.
We are providing free access to a few sections of the manual in full-text, online. Please scroll down to see sections available for free download:
Wholesale Success Cover, Introduction, Table of Contents (PDF, 1.3 Mb)
Section 1: Selling Into Wholesale Markets
Section 2: Preharvest Preparation
Section 3: Harvesting
Section 4: Cooling and Curing (PDF, 2.4 Mb)
Section 5: Cleaning and Drying (PDF, 2.4 Mb)
Section 6: Sorting and Packing (PDF, 2.8 Mb)
Section 7: Storage and Transportation
Section 8: Packing Shed Design
Section 9: Postharvest Sanitation (PDF, 172 kb)
Section 10: Food Safety
Section 11: Crop Profiles
Fair Use of Materials:
You are welcome to download, print, and distribute the free chapters available on this web page. Please do not charge recipients more than the cost of printing and handling. Please give the following credit:
"This third edition of Wholesale Success was a joint project of Family Farmed and the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture."
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