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.
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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.
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