From spring into fall, farmer's markets provide a variety of fresh produce as well as many other foods. Most people think that food safety problems occur solely from eating tainted meat, dairy and processed food products. Many people believe locally grown fruits and vegetables are completely safe. Unfortunately, several cases of foodborne illness have been connected with fruits and vegetables. For more information on food safety at farmer's markets and roadside stands, see the links below.
New handouts for consumers
Storing Fresh Produce - 1 page, Word or PDF
Storing Fresh Produce - 2 per page, Word or PDF
Tips to Shop Safe at Farmers Markets - 1 page, Word or PDF
Tips to Shop Safe at Farmers Markets - 2 per page, Word or PDF
Farmers Market Vendor Workshop Presentations - March 29, 2014