When transporting produce between the field, packing area, market, and farmer’s market, vehicle’s should be kept clean, produce should be covered properly, and good worker training programs and policies should be implemented. For produce that requires chilling, be sure to regularly check your refrigeration equipment to ensure it can maintain the required temperature.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) / Logs are helpful in getting organized. Proper compliance of practices is crucial for the safety and success of your farm. For more information and educational materials, visit Cornell University’s GAPs and Cornell University’s Produce Safety Alliance. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with this topic, you can move on to others!