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  • Grow Benzie 5885 Frankfort Highway Benzonia, MI, 49616 United States (map)

WHAT?
Grow Benzie hosts weekly potlucks on Tuesday evenings throughout the winter- some nights have topics led by an individual and some are panel discussions.
Remember the great Romaine Lettuce scare of 2018? Then right after that cauliflower was recalled? With so many scares around food safety and handling we will have Phil Tocco from Michigan State Extension leading an engaging and lively discussion around food safety and handling or as he puts it, "how to keep poop off produce."
Important topic for any farmer, homesteader, or backyard gardener.

WHEN?
January 29th, 2019
6pm-8pm

WHO?
Everyone is welcome. Farmers are encouraged.

WHY?
Poop is an equal opportunity contaminant of produce. Whether a farm is big or small, poop doesn’t care. It can still get on the produce we feed our families and make us sick. The worst part is that once it’s on the produce, we can’t wash it off. How a farm handles produce at harvest and beyond makes a big difference in whether or not there’s poop on it. We’ll talk about how poop gets on produce (there are more ways than you think!) and what a farmer can do about keeping it off in the first place.
Sponsored by the USDA-Risk Management Agency this workshop aims to share knowledge with producers to increase their viability and reduce financial, production, and marketing risks. Grow Benzie's goal is to deepen relationships between organizations, farmers, and the community.

HOW MUCH?
Free. Folks are encouraged to bring a dish to pass, but is not required. There will be a free-will donation basket at the door, helps with us being able to bring more.

WHERE?
Grow Benzie Event Center
5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115), Benzonia, 49616
*** 1 mile west of stoplight in Benzonia
*** 5 miles east of Frankfort
*** 20 miles west of Interlochen
*** 30 miles north of Manistee

QUESTIONS: 231-882-9510

WEATHER OR NOT?
If Benzie County Central Schools are closed, the event will be cancelled/postponed.

Earlier Event: January 28
FiberShed Open Studio
Later Event: January 30
Days for Girls Volunteer Drop-In