Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
University of California
Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County

UC ANR Urban Ag Sacramento Area Workshop: Food Safety Basics for Urban Farmers

Date: May 4, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Contact: Penny Leff,

Sponsor: Urban Agriculture

Location: Soil Born Farms Schoolhouse, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Event Details

Are you an urban farmer growing food for sale or other distribution in your community? This special one-day workshop on Friday May 4, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm is designed to guide urban farmers through common food safety principles and challenges. Participants will learn:

  • California laws related to community food producers and food safety;
  • How to develop a Food Safety Plan;
  • How to assess and minimize risk of contamination on the farm, including discussion of water sources, rainwater catchment, animal husbandry, wildlife intrusion and use of manure and compost;
  • Sanitation and post-harvest handling;
  • Worker health and hygiene.

The cost is $20, which includes a resource packet, refreshments, and lunch.  Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! 

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This is the fourth in a series of four Sacramento County workshops that will be held on 3/16, 4/6, 4/14, and 5/4, covering additional urban agriculture topics.

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