Food Safety During Harvest

As autumn approaches there is a highly anticipated task on many individual’s minds, the harvest. Harvesting a year’s yield of produce is a practice that goes back to the beginning of time. Harvest seasons do differ depending on your geographical area. However, here in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan this time of year is a welcome reminder that we are nearing the full swing of harvest. This is the time of year for many farmers that all their hard work planting and tending to crops has come to full fruition. Unfortunately, with any harvest there is the uncertainty of how the crops will yield, whether it be in favor or a less suitable year. One thing any farmer wants to provide to their customers is that their product is safe from contamination in any form of transportation as well as distribution.