Produce Safety Improvements While Scaling Up a Farm Business

Added by Karen Ullmann • Last updated July 1, 2022
Type: Podcast
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Worker Health, Hygiene & Training, Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use, Postharvest Handling & Sanitation, Record Keeping
State: WA
Language: English

Episode Description:

Haley Olson-Wailand and Zach Wailand, owners of Dharma Ridge Farm, run a certified organic, diversified, wholesale produce operation. Their farm is Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certified and they recently underwent their first WSDA Produce Safety Rule inspection. Haley and Zach discuss land access, produce safety improvements, and how they’ve scaled up their farm business over time. Later in the episode, Connie Fisk, manager of the WSDA Produce Safety Program, describes what farms should expect during inspections and how to prepare for common issues inspectors are observing in the field.

Contributors: 

The Farm Walks Podcast is collaboratively organized by Tilth Alliance and WSU Food Systems.

This podcast was brought to you by the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Produce Safety Program with support from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award [#5U18FD005913] totaling $6,106,186 with 100 percent funded by FDA/HHS. The contents are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by FDA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Learn More About Farm Walks:

Visit farmwalks.org to learn more about the history of Farm Walks and our pivot to a podcast and stay tuned in for the release of new episodes and interviews!

 


 


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Type: People
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