Harvest to Sale Vegetable Handling

Lisa Baker, Bakers' Acres LLC
Laura Frerichs, Loon Organics, Inc.
Joan Olson, Prairie Drifter Farm


Post-Harvest Handling presentation<br />
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The Short Version (56 slides)
(PDF, 5.6 Mb)

The Long Version (106 slides)
(PDF, 9.2 Mb)

The Slide Notes
(PDF, 1.4 Mb)


Topics covered:

Cleaning & Cooling
Packing Area Infrastructure
Sorting & Grading
Packing & Packaging
Display & Point-of-sale

Companion Handouts to the Harvest-to-Sale Vegetable Handling Presentation:

Harvest-to-Sale Vegetable Handling: Food Safety (PDF, 210 kb)

Harvest-to-Sale Vegetable Handling: Respiration (PDF, 187 kb)

Harvest-to-Sale Vegetable Handling: Resources (PDF, 185 kb)

Harvest and Postharvest Needs of Fall/Winter Storage Crops (PDF, 118 kb)

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You might also be interested in these resources:

Wholesale Success: A Farmer’s Guide to Food Safety, Postharvest Handling, Packing and Selling Produce

On-Farm GAPs Education Program

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