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Researching Post-wildfire Produce Safety

Tubbs Fire burning east of Bicentennial Way. Photo by Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle

Air quality in Sonoma County has been significantly impacted by the fires that spread through the region. The full scope of the air contamination is still unknown, but likely includes high concentrations of likely carcinogens including heavy metals, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Local farms and gardens played a significant role in food relief efforts immediately following the start of the fires, contributing produce to shelters and kitchens....

Fire burns near Chateau St Jean, Oct 2017, AP Photo by Jeff Chiu
Fire burns near Chateau St Jean, Oct 2017, AP Photo by Jeff Chiu

Crops exposed to smoke from fire near Chateau St Jean, AP Photo by Jeff Chiu

What about produce that was growing near more urban areas? Oct 2017 Tubbs Fire, Coffee Park. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage, The Chronicle
What about produce that was growing near more urban areas? Oct 2017 Tubbs Fire, Coffee Park. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage, The Chronicle

201710 Tubbs Fire, Coffee Park. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage, The Chronicle

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:06 AM
Tags: fire (1), Master Gardeners (1), Produce (4), smoke (1), UC Berkeley (1)

Take the Thanksgiving Challenge

Sonoma County Thanksgiving

In the interest of a very tasty Thanksgiving feast, we challenge you to use local produce, meats and value add products as much as possible. For the turkey, you have a variety of options available from free range heritage breeds to conventionally raised. You can pick up your fresh local vegetables and fruits and crunchy breads at farmers markets and local markets or visit the farms and don't forget to pick up some tasty cheeses and butter along the way. Purchase some extra squash for table...

Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Tags: produce (4), Thanksgiving (1)

Excess Garden Produce? Here's an Option...

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If you have a backyard garden, you know that there are times that everything seems to ripen at once.  Or perhaps you enjoy produce gardening, but grow far more than you plan on consuming. What can you do with that excess FOOD? Don't let it go to WASTE! Until recently, because of health regulations requiring the tracking of food, that produce could not have been sold or donated to restaurants, schools or institutions. Why? Because that food must all come from an approved source - that is,...

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Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 3:05 PM
Tags: Produce (4)

New Fact Sheet about Produce Farm Marketing

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Farming produce is allowed in most zones throughout the County without any permits, however depending on what you want to do with the produce, you may need a permit or two.  And you always want to practice California Small Farm Food Safety Guidelines. Visit Produce Farm Marketing to answer such questions as: What can I sell from a farm stand on my property? How can I sell produce at the Farmers Market? How do I become Organic Certified? And more!

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Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:59 AM
Tags: Farm Stand (1), Farming (1), Farmstand (1), Produce (4), Sonoma County (1)
 
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