Vermont Produce Program

The mission of the Vermont Produce Program is to help grow Vermont’s produce industry by aiding produce farms of all sizes and stages of development to meet food safety requirements, access markets, and promote public health as sustainable agricultural businesses. In addition, the Produce Program works with partners, distributors, and retailers to clarify expectations around produce safety requirements.

The Vermont Produce Program can help you to:

  • Understand your farm’s requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.
  • Access Produce Safety Resources to grow produce safety on your farm—which can lead to increased efficiency, produce quality, and market access!
  • Prepare your farm for a FSMA Produce Safety Rule inspection.

What Should Produce Farms Do Now? 

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Vermont Produce Program

Funding for development of this program was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant PAR-16-137. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.