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Free Post Harvest Handling Workshop for Local Beginning Farmers
July 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - July 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
- WHEN: July 12 and 13th, 9am-12pm each day (both days required)
- WHERE: Henry Got Crops Farm- 7095 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128
- WHAT: A Free Training for Beginning Farmers; certification upon completion, Local Food System Post harvest Handling for Improved Quality of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables with Trish Tripp of Artisan Food Solutions.
- SPACE IS LIMITED
No matter where you are on your farming journey, you already know that success depends on getting a quality product to market. Learning how and when to pick, wash, sort, and pack your produce is as important as knowing how to grow it.
Join Food Moxie and Artisan Food Solutions for a two-day event packed with delicious information. Experienced trainer, Trish Tripp, of Artisan Food Solutions will lead participants in an exploration of all things postharvest. A postharvest handling and food safety expert, Tripp has helped more than 600 growers add value to their farms, through similar workshops and individualized technical assistance.
The two-day on-farm, hands-on experience will provide tips and tools that can contribute to wholesale and retail success. Understanding the processes affecting product quality during packing, storage and transportation is essential in obtaining a premium price and long-term buyer relationships. Growers will learn practical ways to meet industry quality standards for harvest techniques, packing, grading, pack size, packaging, and shelf-life.