Grow Produce? Schedule Your On-Farm Readiness Review!

18 Vermont produce farms received On-Farm Readiness Reviews in 2018.

An On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) is a free, voluntary, non-regulatory assessment of a farm’s produce safety readiness prior to inspection under the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. Produce farms of all sizes and stages of development are encouraged to request an OFRR to grow produce safety on the farm which can lead to increased efficiency, produce quality, and market access. Produce Safety Rule experts from University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture evaluate pre-harvest, harvest, and post-harvest processes, assess what growers are doing well, and identify areas for improvements.

To learn more about On-Farm Readiness Reviews please visit agriculture.vermont.gov/produceprogram/OFRR.

Contact: Email AGR.FSMA@vermont.gov or call (802) 828-2433.

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

 

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.7811
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431