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PDF Knowledge Farmer's Guide to On-Farm Food Safety Certification
An introduction to food safety, plus tools, resources and first steps.
Page Food Safety Training Webinar Series for Farmer Support Organizations
A five-part webinar series designed for organizations that provide small-scale farmer support.
Page Systemic Change: How Formalizing Processes Increases Efficiency
An introduction to how one might incorporate systems to bring your food business to the next level of sophistication, and efficiency.
PDF Knowledge USDA / Good Natured Family Farms Group GAP Pilot Project Report and Assessment
In the 2011 growing season, the USDA AMS initiated a feasibility study in cooperation with the Missouri-based Good Natured Family Farms. The goal of this pilot ...
Page On-farm Food Safety and Access to Larger Markets
Group GAP and Food Safety Modernization Act
File Upper Peninsula Food Exchange Quality Management System
A GroupGAP QMS that passed a system audit by USDA in the pilot year of the program.
File Food safety plan checklist
Used by farmer in the Upper Peninsula GroupGAP group to track additional farm-specific documents that need to be completed in their on farm food safety plan.
PDF Knowledge Comparison Chart for Certifying as a Group
There are several methods farmers have used to certify as a group. This is a succinct chart comparing 5 options, including GroupGAP.
File Phase Gate Overview for GroupGAP Implementation
A guide to the ordered stages needed to create a GroupGAP group and system.
File Master farm status
Used by the UPFE food hub to track where in the process each participating farmer was within their GroupGAP QMS.
File GroupGAP Farmer Application - Allen Neighborhood Market Place
Example application for a grower to become a part of a GroupGAP group.
File ALBA's GroupGAP Quality Management System 2015
The QMS that passed a system audit, created and used by ALBA n 2015.
PDF Knowledge Running a Food Hub: Lessons Learned from the Field
The first in a multi-volume series on food hubs, the USDA released a 2015 report that includes best practices and in-depth profiles of food hub operations.
Page FSMA Comments for Food Hubs
All food hubs need to understand how to submit their FSMA comments to FDA.
PDF Knowledge Small Farmers Can Make Food Safety Work: The Group GAP Pilot Project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
This pilot project investigated group food safety certification as a scale-neutral, cost effective alternative to individual certification by looking at a ...
Page NGFN/Sysco Partnership
An insider look at the groundbreaking public/not-for-profit partnership to develop Sysco's local purchasing protocols.
PDF Knowledge Intervale Food Hub Producers Manual
This manual is a resource for both current and potential farmers, processors and vendors working with the Intervale Food Hub summarizing basic operations, as ...
Page Food Safety Briefing
A discussion of food safety issues (current in mid-Oct, 2009). MOFGA's interesting food safety protocols.
File Cherry Capital Foods Farm Procedures and Logs
A collection of useful example documents for GroupGAP.
PDF Knowledge The Path to GroupGAP Certification
A guide to a group's journey to USDA GroupGAP certification.
Page Webinar: UFP GAP Harmonization
All about the United Fresh Produce GAP Harmonization initiative, direct from United Fresh.
Page Two Revolutionary Tools for Beginning Farmers
A tool to help design business models which creditors will fund, and another for creating a comprehensive food safety plan for farms.
Page GroupGAP: USDA's New Cooperative Approach to Farmer Food Safety Certification
The stories of some of GroupGAP's trailblazers.
PDF Knowledge USDA GroupGAP Fact Sheet
PDF Knowledge An Introduction to GroupGAP
The basics of GroupGAP.
File TopCo GroupGAP Workplan
TopCo's Gannt chart plan for implementing two Groups