Global Growers worked with a graphic designer to create a set of food safety signs geared toward beginning English and / or beginning literacy farmers. The signs are designed to indicate food safety protocols that are common to most vegetable production farms with a FSMA-compliant food safety program. FSMA requires certain signs around the farm, and these signs are designed to meet FSMA requirements, as well as be geared towards English language learning farmers. The signs can be printed and posted at a farm site, and they can also be used as visual teaching aids in a food safety workshop. There are two sets of signs included: one set has graphics and text, and a duplicate set has only graphics in case the text is confusing to preliterate or non-English speaking participants.
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Farmers will learn why it is important to use correct post-harvest handling techniques with different vegetables. They will learn about temperature, hydration and the proper tools and equipment for post-harvest handling. A post-harvest handling grid handout will be taught to reinforce and extend learning beyond the lesson. This teaching resource was developed by Transplanting Traditions in Chapel Hill, NC in partnership with the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions). Refugee farmer training programs across the country provided feedback on this lesson, which is now integrated throughout the guide.
This users guide will help the trainer to deliver one 4-hour training session, or two 2-hour training sessions with staff and farmers. This training guide will support incubator farm staff as they prepare facilities to meet food safety standards and train farmers on food safety procedures. This teaching resource was developed by Global Growers in Atlanta, Georgia in partnership with the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions). Refugee farmer training programs across the country provided feedback on this lesson, which is now integrated throughout the guide.
Developed with help from a USDA grant, this new Plain Language Guide will help farmers to determine their eligibility under the new Produce Safety Rule and how to best implement food safety practices on their farm.
This Plain Language Guide will help farmers determine if they are either covered or exempt under the Produce Safety Rule. This guide aims to help farmers assess, implement and practice food safety on their farm.
An example of a food safety training that can be used by farms that are exempt from the Produce Safety Rule but still recognize the importance of practicing food safety on their farms. Developed in conjunction with Global Growers.
Use these resources to help you determine if you are covered by FSMA's Produce Safety Rule and how to comply. These resources will also help you to improve your farm's food safety protocols and to help you develop a food safety plan.