In 2016, in order to become compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act and to better teach modern aspects of vegetable farming, the UMass Student Farm became certified by the Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP).  

As part of our Food Safety Plan, we identified that our wash and pack infrastructure needed to be updated.  As a result, we opted to built a portable wash station that would comply with CQP standards and provide us with flexibility to wash and pack produce at both of our farm locations.  

    Kevin Barry and Sean Stolarik of Big Y visit the Student Farm's new Portable Wash Station

 

To learn more, check out:

The Student Farm Food Safety Plan

Case Study: Student Farm Portable Wash Station

The Massachusetts Commonwealth Quality Program