GENEVA, N.Y. — NOFA-NY will hold its last 2017 Field Day: Farm Food Safety and Purchasing Locally Grown Produce — What’s it all Mean? on Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Geneva, N.Y. This is a great opportunity for locally-grown food buyers, purchasers, distributors, farm-to-school or institution programs, chefs and healthy eating programmers to learn about the farm food safety alphabet of programs and what they might mean.
Whether it’s GAPs, HGAPs or FSMA, farm food safety will be impacting the local food movement across the state and country. What do Good Agricultural Practices, Harmonized GAPs or the federal Food Safety Modernization Act mean and how will these initiatives impact the locally grown food you want to purchase?
This workshop will be presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension through the Cornell Vegetable Program, the Lake Ontario Fruit Team and NOFA-NY. Preregistration required by Oct. 13. Registration is through the Cornell Vegetable Program. Register online here. Cost: $25 includes lunch For more information, contact Robert Hadad, firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-739-4065. Location is Jordon Hall, NY State Agriculture Experiment Station, 630 West North Street, Geneva, NY (Ontario County).
Online registration is at http://bit.ly/2qkSwsJ and ends three days prior to the field day. For further information, visit http://bit.ly/2q9qnto or call 585-271-1979. Please note pre-registration deadline of Oct. 13.
— Northeast Organic Farming Assoc. of New York, Inc.