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Twilight Meeting at Harvest Farm of Whately

Event date/time: 
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Type: 
In-person
Event location: 
Harvest Farm of Whately
125 Long Plain Rd, South Deerfield, MA, 01373
Price: 
Free!

Gary Gemme and Harvest Farm in Whately/South Deerfield will host us for a twilight meeting on the cold chain--keeping produce cold from harvest to market.

Chris Callahan from UVM Extension Ag Engineering will join us to talk through harvest strategies, pre-cooling techniques and equipment, and produce storage including cooler maintenance. We’ll tour the farm’s post-harvest facilities and see the vacuum cooler that Harvest Farm recently purchased with a MA Food Security Infrastructure Grant.

Lisa McKeag from the UMass Vegetable Program will provide an update on the FSMA Agricultural Water Rule. 

The meeting will be followed by food and refreshments. 

How to Participate: 

This event is free and open to all. Please pre-register so that we can get a head count for ordering food. Thanks!

Contact's name: 
Lisa McKeag
Contact's email: 
Contact's phone on day of event: 
413-658-8631
This event will be recorded: 
No
125 Long Plain Rd South Deerfield MA

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