Farm and Garden Produce Safety

Produce Safety Resources

Institute of Child Nutrition.

A series of resources on produce safety that describe best practices for receiving, storing, handling, and purchasing fresh and fresh-cut produce through videos, fact sheets, and PowerPoint presentations.


Best Practices for Handling Fresh Produce in Schools (2010)

Institute of Child Nutrition.

This resource includes recommendations for purchasing and receiving, storage, hand hygiene, washing and preparation, and serving of fresh produce. Specific attention is provided to leafy greens, tomatoes, melons, and sprouts.


Fruits & Vegetables Galore: Helping Kids Eat More

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Tips for planning, purchasing, preparing, presenting and promoting safe fruits and vegetables.


Food Safety from Farm and Garden to Preschool: Online Training (2014)

The University of Massachusetts Department of Nutrition; University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Food Safety Program.

The Food Safety from Farm and Garden to Preschool program is an online training program for early childcare educators and foodservice staff developed by the University of Massachusetts and the University of New Hampshire.


Farm to Preschool / School Food Safety
Preschool / School Garden Food Safety