Local Food Safety

Farm Food Safety

  1. Farm Self-Help Form
  2. On The Farm
  3. Land Use
  4. Water Use
  5. Manure Use
  6. Farm Worker Hygiene
  7. Farm Worker Toilet and Handwashing Facilities
  8. Harvesting and Storage
  9. Transporting Produce Safely
  10. Training and Certification Options
  11. Ideal Storage and Shelf-Life for Fruits and Vegetables

Farmers Market Food Safety


  1. Market Self-Help Form
  2. At The Market
  3. Keeping Food Safe at Market


  1. Introduction to food safety at the farmers market
  2. Getting products ready for the market
  3. Safety of fresh fruits and vegetables
  4. Safety of cottage foods
  5. Safety of foods that require special training
  6. Best practices for handling foods in markets
  7. Hygiene and handwashing in the market

Free Online Course for Small Farms

On the Farm - Free online course for farmers on small farms on the national eXtension website. This is for farmers on small farms who sell directly to the public and are not subject to the Produce Safety Rule.

At the Market - Free online course for managers of famers markets on the national eXtension website.

Cottage Foods in Georgia

Cottage foods are foods allowed to be prepared in a home kitchen for selling to the public. In Georgia, licensed cottage food operators can make and sell only foods that are defined as non-potentially hazardous. Licensed cottage food operators can legally sell their products at non-profit events, for-profit events and may also conduct internet sales within the state of Georgia. For more information on the products allowed for sale as cottage foods and for information on becoming a licensed cottage food operator, visit the following links.

Cottage Food Webinar – UGA and Georgia Dept. of Agriculture

Cottage Food Program Website – Georgia Dept. of Agriculture

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