The USDA is Providing Assistance to Specialty Crop Operations for
On-Farm Food Safety Expenses

Read the release from USDA here:
The Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops (FSCSC) Program

We have prepared a fact sheet to assist produce growers seeking to apply for the program that can be found here:
Rutgers Factsheet for USDA Assistance for On-Farm Food Safety Expenses


Rutgers On-Farm Food Safety

Properly grow, harvest and handle your produce, learn about produce safety regulations required under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), develop a food safety plan for third party audits, and follow good agricultural practices.

From the Ground Up: Produce Safety for New and Beginning Farmers

Our new on-farm produce safety education program to empower beginning growers in New Jersey.

Rutgers On-Farm Food Safety

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Rutgers On-Farm Food Safety

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Schedule an On-Farm Readiness Review: Contact Charlotte at the NJ Department of Agriculture – (856) 839-3377 or

Rutgers On-Farm Food Safety

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Dr. Wes Kline, On-Farm Food Safety Coordinator
Meredith Melendez, Mercer County Agricultural Agent

Both respond to grower questions at: