First, middle and lasting impressions

2018-06-29T10:34:09-05:00June 29, 2018|Grower East, Grower West|

by Sally Colby

Perhaps no one truly knows when the ‘everything pumpkin’ craze began, but it’s become tradition for consumers to seek pumpkin flavors, designs and decorations not long after children are back in school. While selecting the perfect, traditional orange fruit is often the highlight of a family’s visit to your farm, fall isn’t just about pumpkins. For many families, a chance to pick apples, tackle a corn maze or simply enjoy the tranquility of a farm is enough reason for a visit. (more…)

USDA and FDA announce key step to advance collaborative efforts to streamline produce safety requirements for farmers

2018-06-27T09:58:38-05:00June 27, 2018|Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing effort to make the oversight of food safety stronger and more efficient, USDA and FDA announced the alignment of the USDA Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices Audit Program (USDA H-GAP) with the requirements of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA’s) Produce Safety Rule. (more…)