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Wash & Packhouse Design Intensive (Postponed)

March 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


In response to Governor Wolf’s recommendation for social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, PASA will be postponing all in-person events currently scheduled through April 13. We will still be holding webinars as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the situation and respond as needed to protect the health and wellbeing of the PASA community.

Join PASA, National Young Farmers Coalition, and Taproot Farm for a full-day intensive where you’ll learn the fundamental principles of designing a wash and pack station that is efficient and ergonomic for worker comfort and safety, will improve your bottom line, and complies with food safety standards.

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

Support for this workshop is provided by a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant.

Additional information

Complimentary lunch will be provided. Please note: While we do our best to estimate order quantities, meals are only guaranteed to those who register at least five business days before the event. This is because we need to place an advanced order with caterers. Please plan accordingly. You are welcome to bring your own food.

Speaker information

Cara Fraver, National Young Farmers Coalition: Prior to joining the National Young Farmers Coalition team, Cara owned and managed a diversified vegetable farm with her husband in upstate New York. Through work with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Just Food in NYC, and the New York State Berry Growers Association, she’s connected farmers with resources and education to improve their businesses for more than 15 years.

George Brittenburg, Taproot Farm: Husband and wife team George Brittenburg and Ola Creston founded Taproot Farm in 2009 in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania. In 2014, the family purchased the pristine farmland they had been renting for many years and in 2016 expanded their land to include a new blueberry farm a mile down the road. Taproot Farm sells its produce year round through a CSA program, farmers markets, retail shops, and restaurants.


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.


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Date: Tue, March 24, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Taproot Farm
66 Kemmerer Road
Shoemakersville, PA 19555

Cost: Member | $25 Standard | $40

Event Category: Pasa Events