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Attention, Vashon Farmers Market Growers!

 
New Regulations for vendors who harvest and handle salad greens in King County.
If you plan to sell salad greens at Vashon Farmers Market, we strongly urge you to attend VIGA’s upcoming workshop. 

Cut Greens Workshop

  • Saturday, March 2
  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Open Space for Arts and Community, 18870 103rd Ave SW, Vashon Wa  98070

Details: In response to new guidelines mandated by the Washington State Department of Health this year, the King County Department of Public Health has labeled “Cut Greens” a potentially hazardous food — and they are creating new regulations for the sale of such farm goods.

To learn more about the new rules, the VIGA Board has invited Jill Trohimovich, of Seattle-King County Health Department, to Vashon Island on Saturday, March 2, to host a FREE WORKSHOP for VASHON GROWERS.

This workshop is particularly aimed at those of you who plan to sell CUT GREENS at the Farmers Market.

As VIGA stands behind the quality and safety of produce sold at the Market, we want to be sure that all of our growers understand and follow these new regulations. From our early conversations with Public Health officials it looks like greens that are cut at all after harvesting will require a new permit from the county, and will have to be kept at a temperature below 41 degrees at all times, including the moment of their sale at the Farmers Market. The workshop with Jill will provide us with the exact definitions and requirements.

So come learn with us at  Open Space on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Please contact Greg Reed for more information — 463.6355 or Islandmeadow@gmail.com

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