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Food Safety

For students' safety, you will want to handle, store, and prepare school garden produce safely.

MN School Garden & Farm to Cafeteria SafetyStatewide Health Improvement Program — Guide developed in 2013 as a resource for garden planning, harvest safety, and food safety in the cafeteria.

Best Practices for Food Safety in the School GardenWashington State Department of Agriculture

School Produce Safety Fact Sheets and VideosNational Food Service Management Institute

Farm and Garden Produce SafetyU.S. Department of Agriculture — Lists resources to help you handle and prepare produce in a safe way.

Serving School Garden Grown Produce in the Cafeteria — Healthy School Environment

Related Resources

Foodservice: Food Safety Resources and act sheets on how to buy and keep food safe.

Producers: Food Safety Fact sheets and online resources for safety plans and tools.

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