A Farmer’s Guide to Crop Quality for Wholesale Outlets: Tomatoes, Cucurbits, and Greens

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2015: $15,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2016
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:
Jennifer Hashley
Trustees of Tufts College / New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Description:
A Plain Language guide to crop quality focused on tomatoes, cucurbits (cucumbers, summer squash, winter squash, and melons), and greens (bunching greens, greens by the head, leafy greens, and cut mixes). The guide provides photos of good and poor crop quality and covers best practices for harvesting, washing, cooling, storing, and packing, with special attention given to instructions for wholesale outlets.
Type:
Book/Handbook
File:
Authors:
Dyan Anderson-Berens
Cleopatra Pfunde
Target audience:
Farmers/Ranchers
Ordering info:
Janel Wright
janel.wright@tufts.edu
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
45 Merrimack Street, Suite 500
Lowell, MASSACHUSETTS 01852
http://www.nesfp.org
978-654-6745
Cost: $0.00
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.