Agrifood Safety Produce Bites

Farm to School

September 08, 2021 Michigan On-Farm Produce Safety
Agrifood Safety Produce Bites
Farm to School
Show Notes

This episode features Lori Yelton, Nutrition and Food Management Consultant with MDARD, Mary Rose Vanas, Food Service Director for Shelby Public Schools, Landen Tetil, Produce Safety Technician with the Marquette County Conversation District, and Mariel Borgman, Community Food Systems Educator with MSU Extension. They discuss the value farm to school has on the community, and provide their own perspectives on food safety in farm to school settings.

Additional Resources:

Michigan Agriculture Facts and Figures – https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdard/MI_Ag_Facts__Figures_474011_7.pdf

MDARD Magazine 2020 –  https://farmflavor.com/michigan/michigan-magazine/michigan-agriculture-2020/

USDA Farm to School Resources – https://www.fns.usda.gov/cfs/farm-school-resources

MSU-CRFS Cultivate Michigan – https://www.cultivatemichigan.org/resources

Groundworks – https://www.tencentsmichigan.org/build_your_farm_to_school_program

Farm Flavor Michigan – https://farmflavor.com/michigan/michigan-ag-education/michigans-farm-to-school-connection/  

Taste the Local Difference – https://www.localdifference.org/

MSU Extension Community Food Systems Team Members – https://www.canr.msu.edu/community_food_systems/experts

Recorded On-Farm Food Safety Webinar: Michigan Farm to Institution Network Virtual Network Meeting – https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/mfin-on-farm-food-safety-webinar

Michigan Farm to School: Serving Up Local Foods – https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/michigan-farm-to-school-fact-sheet

Information brief: How do institutional food service professionals know that produce from their suppliers is safe? – https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/institutional-food-safety

National Farm to School Network – http://www.farmtoschool.org/