Food Safety

Food Safety Begins with You

A major factor in growing food and maintaining a small farm is understanding best practices for safety. Our Local Food Systems and Small Farms team has gathered a wealth of information for not only producing safe food for consumption, but also safe for the growing environment.

Best Practices

  • Food Safety for Fruit and Vegetable Farms: Jennifer Coleman, Indiana State Department of Health and Elizabeth Maynard, Purdue Horticulture & Landscape Architecture. Publication discusses good agricultural practices growers can follow to reduce the risk of contaminating produce on the farm. Cooperative efforts between Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension.
  • Driftwatch - National Speciality Crop Site Registry: DriftWatch™ is a tool for identifying specialty crop sites and to further enhance communications between producers of specialty crops and pesticide applicators that promote awareness and stewardship activities to help prevent and manage drift effects that sometimes occur from spray operations.


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