Chesapeake Harvest Offers Fall and Winter Food Safety Training

Easton, MD — Chesapeake Harvest, a project of the Easton Economic Development Corporation, is offering free and low-cost food safety training programs and technical assistance this fall and winter. GAP food safety educator and Chesapeake Harvest consultant, Lindsay Gilmour, will lead the workshops.

Available programming will kick off with a meeting for interested regional growers on November 1, 2017. Part one: Is Harmonized GAP certification for me? – A food safety Q & A. Part two: What are the steps to certification?  This free session will be followed by monthly opportunities for farmers to schedule one-on-one trainings that offer individualized instruction particular to their farm’s needs.

Anna Wicks, Food Safety Manager for Lazy Boy Farm in Middletown, Delaware, which received USDA GAP certification this summer, remarks, “Without the help from Lindsay, we would still be lost and probably would not have completed an audit this year. Not only did Chesapeake Harvest help with informing us with what requirements we were to adhere to, but they also followed up with us. Chesapeake Harvest is an overall great company and service to individuals and farmers alike.”

For all training opportunities, registration is required.  Call 410.690.7348, email or visit  Or, you can use the eventbrite links below. 

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