Right now the FDA is considering new food safety rules that will have a major impact on local farms for years to come. We have an opportunity to improve these rules - again - during this second comment period.
FDA is explicitly asking for examples that will help them understand how the rules will impact farmers and the public. Your voice is very important. Be sure to submit comments before the December 15 deadline.
Find more information and instructions at sustainableagriculture.net/fsma.
For an excellent overview of how the proposed rules would impact community-based farms, we recommend this Farmers Market Coalition policy update.