A variety of presenters will share their experiences and insights at the Post Harvest Handling & Crop Storage Workshop on November 10, 2011, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy.
- Becky Sideman from UNH Cooperative Extension will provide an overview of post-harvesting care and storage.
- Andy Jones who will share the crop storage practices and lessons learned at Intervale Community Farm in Burlington, VT.
- Garland Mason of Green Mountain College and Hans Estrin from UVM Cooperative Extension’s Farm-to-Institution Program will describe Vermont’s Flash Freezer Program and the opportunities for both growers and buyers.
- David Dolginow will end the day with a presentation on how Vermont Refrigerated Storage stores products from multiple farms efficiently and effectively.
General registration is $10 (no charge for farmers) and lunch is included. Register online by November 1 at http://Energyforfood.com or 603-756-2988 x 116; firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is part of the Extending the Season & Preserving the Harvest with Energy Efficient Technology Series. Funding is provided by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program through the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture Markets and Food.
Event partners: Cheshire County Conservation District, The Hannah Grimes Center & UNH Cheshire County Cooperative Extension.