Growing Success: Best Practices in On-farm Food Safety

On-farm food safety training for Oregon produce farmers

These workshops are full please email Heidi Noordijk to be added to the wait lists

The OSU Center for Small Farms has teamed up with FamilyFarmed to bring their On-Farm Food Safety Project to Oregon in February in three day-long workshops: February 16, 17, and 19. 

Thrive, in southern Oregon has partnered with FamilyFarmed for their Wholesale Success Training on Friday, February 24.


These workshops, taught by Atina Diffley, nationally known farmer & on-farm food safety expert, will cover practical food safety strategies for your farm, along with up-to-date guidance on FSMA requirements and compliance strategies.

Participants will receive 1 FamilyFarmed manual per farm Direct Market Success or Wholesale Success plus additional on-farm food safety materials.

Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $15 includes lunch

These workshops are full please email Heidi Noordijk to be added to the waitlist

Workshop # 1

Designed for mid-scale produce farmers that are covered by the FSMA Produce Rule selling primarily to wholesale markets

Location: Aurora

OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center

15210 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR 97002

February 16, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Topics covered

  • FSMA produce rule and your farm
  • FSMA status and compliance dates
  • Agricultural water: water use descriptions and test plans
  • Post harvest handling and storage for quality and safety
  • Food safety checklists and plan

Workshops # 2 and 3

Designed for small-scale, diversified produce farmers that sell primarily into direct and specialty markets

Locations: Portland and Corvallis 

Portland Food Innovation Center

February 17, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


Headwaters Farmer Registration

Corvallis OSU Alumni Center

February 19 – the day after the OSU Small Farms Conference, 9am to 5pm


Topics covered 

  • FSMA produce rule and your farm
  • Post harvest handling for quality and safety
  • Designing your packing shed for efficiency and food safety
  • Introduction to food saftey
  • Food safety checklists and plan


For more information and registration questions contact Heidi Noordijk



Workshop # 4

Wholesale Success Training with Atina Diffley

Friday, February 24th 

OSU Extension Service - SOREC

569 Hanley Road, Central Point

8:30am check-in

9am - 4pm  

$18 registration fee 

includes lunch


Atina Diffley, a nationally known farmer & wholesale development expert, this workshop will help you decide which markets are right for your farm, and will cover intentional crop planning to meet market needs and maximize profits, postharvest handling, sorting and packing for wholesale markets, and designing your packing shed. This workshop is designed to increase the profitability of small-scale, diversified produce farmers.


The workshop in southern Oregon is coordinated by Thrive and presented in partnership with FamilyFarmed
FamilyFarmed is a nonprofit organization committed to expanding the production, marketing, and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, in order to enhance the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities.


For more information and registration questions contact:

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