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National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

Kentucky’s farmers markets have always played an important role for our communities to access fresh, healthy and locally-grown products while providing our farmers a location to market their items. In the face of concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on Kentucky’s agricultural and food-delivery industries, Commissioner Ryan Quarles and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture have developed these recommendations to assist you in planning for a successful and safe season in 2020….

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Delaware Farmers’ Market Coalition and the Delaware Department of Agriculture worked together to develop protocols that must be met by all Delaware farmers’ markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. These current protocols address a change in restrictions as Delaware moves to Phase II of reopening. Individual farmers’ markets may choose to implement more specific and stringent protocols established by market managers and their individual governing entities and agencies. What is most important is that…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Delaware Farmers’ Market Coalition and the Delaware Department of Agriculture worked together to develop the following protocols that must be met by all Delaware farmers’ markets during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Individual farmers’ markets may choose to implement more specific and stringent protocols established by market managers and their individual governing entities and agencies. What is most important is opening Delaware farmers’ markets in a way that maximizes the safety of market staff, agricultural…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

Late spring through the fall is a time when Delaware’s U‐Pick (or “you‐pick”) farm operations open to allow residents and visitors to pick their own strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, live Christmas trees, etc. These seasonal opportunities allow individuals young and old to create a connection with local farms to learn where food and agricultural products are grown. During the COVID‐19 pandemic, the Delaware Department of Agriculture wants to ensure that visitors to U‐Pick…

CSA Innovation Network

Your partner farm provides fresh, healthy, safe food every week. Here are ways you can ensure you’re helping maintain a safe and responsible environment for yourself and for other members at the CSA pickup. Prepared by: Kentucky Farm Share Coalition, The Food Connection, and University of Kentucky…

CSA Innovation Network

Assistance from federal and state programs can make a difference for farmers in this crisis. The guide will outline current relief programs related to COVID-19 and how they apply to farmers. Prepared by Farm Aid, Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc., Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, Intertribal Agriculture Council, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and RAFI-USA…

CSA Innovation Network

A set of guidelines to help consumers navigate the question of how much they can afford when considering a sliding scale payment arrangement, of which many CSAs offer. CSA is experiencing an uptick in new members during the pandemic; this document will help consumers make informed decisions that are equitable to both their economic situation and the farmers….

CSA Innovation Network

This publication highlights 19 sales model platforms that farmers may find helpful when pivoting to new farm-direct sales markets. The selected products are farm-specific sales platforms that support single-farm, direct sales. Generic e-commerce platforms, platforms that sell farm products to consumers, and farm aggregators or food hubs are not included. It also highlights related educational resources and is available in Spanish….

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

Supermarkets and convenience stores are primary operations that are critical to public health. They must be up and running for a community to survive and recover. They are exempt from Executive Order No. 2020-9 (COVID-19). Although food has not been identified as a likely source of COVID-19 infections, close contact with people/groups (not social distancing) leads to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 can survive on cardboard for up to 24 hours and…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Migrant Labor Housing Program is designed to ensure the safety of housing occupied by five or more migrant agriculture workers. With the growing concern over the coronavirus (COVID-19), here is some guidance for licensees….

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

La enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) es una afección respiratoria que se puede propagar de persona a persona. El virus que causa el COVID-19 es un nuevo coronavirus que se identificó por primera vez en la ciudad de Wuhan, China….
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