September 25, 2019
Conway, South Carolina
In this full-day workshop, Krista Morgan, Market Access Coordinator at Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, will share what farms should consider before scaling up business and what adjustments need to be made before entering wholesale markets. She will also address how to choose which crops to grow based on market choice, how to choose the right wholesaler for your farm, and how to develop a good working relationship with your buyers. Kim Butz, Local Produce Safety Coordinator, will provide an overview of the Harmonized GAP Food Safety Standard. Kim will provide farmers with the tools necessary to reduce food safety risks, meet market requirements, and closely align with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements. By the end of the workshop, you will have a personal GAP food safety plan tailored to your farm.