Produce Safety Education & Training
Chesapeake Harvest offers virtual webinars and on-farm workshops throughout the year. We schedule all events with farmers’ schedules in mind. Topics we cover are aligned with requirements in the Produce Safety Rule and GAP standards, but we also personalize offerings based on the farm we visit and the target audience.
See the Calendar for upcoming events.
Archived webinars and training videos can be found here.
Check out our Resources section for produce safety templates, tools, guides, fact sheets, and links to other great websites.
We work with individual growers to understand their specific needs and provide support in the following ways:
Using a train-the-trainer model, we recruit respected and successful farmers and agricultural service providers from diverse communities to serve as a resource for their respective communities and promote produce safety best practices. Chesapeake Harvest creates many learning opportunities for trainees so they can confidently support fellow farmers in their communities. To learn more about, and connect directly with, our Food Safety Educators, visit our About Us page.
What are people saying about us?
Lindsay, from Chesapeake Harvest, came to our farm before the busy season had started to sit down with us to discuss different aspects of what our farm was required to do for the ever-changing food safety regulations. She had examined our previous food safety plan (written by a third party) and realized it was more in-depth than we needed for our operation. She went section by section and told us what was and was not required of us both in our food safety manual itself and around the farm. We requested a USDA audit for our first crop of the season, once the plan was completed and passed on the first try. Without the help from Lindsay, we would have still been lost and probably would not have completed an audit this year. Not only did Chesapeake Harvest help with informing us of 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.