Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Information and Support - Food Safety and Locally Grown Produce
625 N Robert St, St. Paul, MN, 55155-2538
Distance: 1118 Miles
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BD-2400.1500Community Supported Agriculture Definition
Cooperative partnerships between local farmers and consumers that create economically stable farming operations, reconnect local residents with their local agricultural base, provide a guaranteed market for growers and ensure availability to consumers of freshly picked produce at a reasonable price. At the beginning of the growing season, consumers purchase a "share" of the season's harvest. Revenue from the shares is used to purchase seeds and other supplies, pay for labor and equipment and cover other operating expenses. In return for their investment, each consumer receives a weekly supply, usually enough for a family of four, of fresh, often organic, fruits, vegetables and herbs. Flowers, meat, honey, eggs and dairy products may be available through some CSA programs. Also included are programs that make shares in CSA programs more accessible to low-income households by paying all or a portion of the cost of a farm share.
DF-8000.1600-200Food Safety Standards Definition
Programs that enforce the laws that establish standards and policies regarding the production, processing, composition, quality, nutrition and safety of foods (including pet food and animal feed), food additives, colors and cosmetics.
DF-8000.6500Product Quality Standards Definition
Programs that establish and enforce for the benefit of producers, marketers and the public, uniform standards for grading products which are indicative of product quality; and standards for the freshness, purity, wholesomeness and hygienic conditions for processing domestic, imported and exported food and food products.
JR-8000.6400-220Food Safety Warnings Definition
Programs that issue bulletins which warn the public to avoid purchasing or eating food, pet food or animal feed that is contaminated, contains high levels of mercury or other hazardous substances or otherwise constitutes a public health problem.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.