GAPs Training & Design a Food Safety Plan for Your Farm – Chester County

March 16, 2015 to March 17, 2015
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Chester County Food Bank 650 Pennsylvania Drive Exton, PA 19341

Fee: $55/$20 for each extra person per farm (price includes lunch and training materials) 

(1/2 of for PASA members; capped at 25 participants)


Are you a farmer interested in produce safety?  Are your markets asking for food safety plans or third party verification?  Do you want to understand produce safety issues and Good Agricultural Practices as well as the FSMA proposed produce rule and third party audits?

Join PASA and Penn State Extension for one of our upcoming workshops on food safety and leave with a food safety plan for YOUR farm!


*Participants in this two-day workshop will receive a Good Agricultural Practices training certificate and assistance writing a Harmonized GAP Farm Food Safety Plan.


Day I:  “Keeping Fresh Produce Safe with GAPs”

Part I: Introduction to Good Agricultural Practices, Water Sources and use, and Worker Health and Hygiene.

Part II: Beginning Food Safety Plan


Day 2: “Writing a Farm Food Safety Plan”

Part I: Animals on the farm, soil amendments and manure use, transportation and harvest/post-harvest handling.

Part II: Finishing Food Safety Plan

Questions? Email Natania at, or call (610) 592-4812.


Trainers: Sara Runkel (Penn State Extension) and Jeff Stoltzfus


Workshops are part of a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the PA Department of Agriculture. Hosted by Chester County Food Bank.