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Packhouse Design & Post-Harvest Handling [Twilight Meeting]

August 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

How you handle your produce after harvest can make the difference between a long-lasting, attractive, and delicious crop that keeps your customers coming back for more—and a crop that lands in the compost heap.

During this twilight meeting, you’ll tour wash and pack areas at two different farms while examining their advantages and disadvantages. At be.wild.er farm, you’ll learn how farming on rented land can impact post-harvest activities. Next, at Blackberry Meadows Farm, you’ll learn how relocating and redesigning their wash and pack area has improved efficiency at the farm.

We’ll also review important considerations for installing or improving a packhouse on your own farm.

Additional information

This event qualifies for one SmartStart credit through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart allows young and beginning farmers to earn credits toward a reduced interest rate on a new AgChoice loan by attending educational events.

Questions?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Dan Dalton, by email at dan@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x710.

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Date: Tue, August 13, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Blackberry Meadows Farm
7115 Ridge Road
Natrona Heights, PA 15065 [Allegheny County]

Cost: Free Register Now


Event Category: PASA Events