This first in a series of cleaning and sanitizing videos introduces the viewer to the basic concepts of cleaning and sanitation and discusses how to fit cleaning and sanitizing into the farm’s operation schedule.
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This video features the beginning farmers at Flywheel Farm as they build a small packshed on their leased farmland.
This video features the farmers of Jericho Settlers Farm, a diversified produce and livestock operation, as they expand an old dairy barn into a packshed to accommodate the growth of their business.
This video features the farmers at High Meadows, who became Vermont's first certified organic farm in 1971, as they renovate an old dairy barn into a pack shed that includes a wash line and storage.
A postharvest casestudy of a small scale, 1 acre, hillside, organic market garden in Vermont.
Implementing food safety practices in wash/pack facilities is critical for ensuring that foodborne pathogens are not introduced or spread as produce is sorted, graded, washed, and packed. This 5-part series will walk you through principles of food safety, the ideal wash/pack facility layout, post-harvest water management, cleaning and sanitizing, and tips for cleaning larger washing equipment...
Developing good procedures for cleaning and sanitizing harvest equipment and post-harvest facilities is critical for ensuring high-quality product and reducing food safety risks. This video describes how to develop a strategy for cleaning post-harvest areas.
A bubbler, or aerator, is a useful tool for efficiently and effectively washing produce that may accumulate soil, debris, or insects in hard to wash places. They are most often used to wash leafy greens. Spa or jacuzzi blowers are used in conjunction with a piping system (most commonly PVC) with small holes drilled through it. The blower agitates and circulates the water in a tank. As air...
This is the second in the series on cleaning and sanitizing for produce safety. In this video we take a closer look what an effective cleaning and sanitizing strategy looks like for cold storage units, and what it means to have a complete sanitation program.