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Grower Collaborative Practices for Specialty Crops – 90 minutes

Best practices in organic crop production & packing for wholesale markets

Join us for a discussion about how farmers are working together to build better cropping systems and practices by sharing information to develop a “Best Practices” for key annual crops currently being grown in the region.

This project is one part of a WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant and project, which has developed a number of systems and structures for SCP’s and wholesale buyers to work together to create an annual market and crop plan.

Agenda:

Overview of Building the SCP’s Best Practices for Key Northwest Crops Document.

  • The process for sourcing information and grower’s input.
  • The Key Crops we are working with in 2021 : Romaine, Leafy Greens, Cherry tomatoes, Slicing Cucumbers, Winter Squash, Zucchini, Carrots, Beets, Cauliflower, Strawberries
  • The process for sourcing information, grower’s input.

Review of several of the Key Northwest Crop Production Best Practices draft documents: Cherry Tomatoes, Romain, Machine Harvest Salad Greens

  • Creating a live Best Practices Document that SCP’s can access online and into the future.

Presenter: Tom Thornton, Cloud Mountain Farm Center

 

Choose from the following dates:

Wednesday April 7 10:30am-12:00pm

Thursday April 15thth 3:00-4:30pm

Tuesday April 27th  1:00-2:30pm

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