The UVM Extension Produce Safety Team has developed a video series focused on postharvest upgrades for your farm. Whether your project is organizing a relatively simple outside wash station or building a full packshed from scratch, we share the principles and practice with examples to help you make the most of it.
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This web page outlines several case studies looking at Vermont produce farms and the solutions they took to meet their post harvest needs.
A blog post outlining the planning process for a wash/pack area or packshed.
A blog post sharing info on hoses in the packshed including hangers, reels, trolleys, and nozzles.
This guide provides background on planning for drains and drainage from produce wash and pack areas. Direct drains, floor and spot drains, and trench and gutter drains are discussed. A construction drawing for a trench drain is also provided.
A blog post and PDF Factsheet highlighting what to look for in a sink for washing produce.
A case study highlighting a dairy barn renovation to suite the needs for a small scale vegetable farm.
A blog post highlighting features, types, distributors and retailers for common harvest container.
Where we talk tools, tips and techniques to improve the sustainability of your Farm
Like an official user manual, or operating instructions this PDF guide will help get you pointed in the right direction with the info you need to effectively start cleaning your crops using the Rinse Conveyor.