Other Projects

In addition to GAPs workshops and outreach, the team participates in a number of projects relating to food safety, fruit and vegetable growing, and general grower guidance and assistance, especially with Hmong and other immigrant farmers.

Current projects include:

  • GAPs for Vegetable and Fruit Growers: Cultivating a Peer Education Network in Minnesota (funded by USDA/Minnesota Specialty Crop Block Grant) Train the Trainers: GAPs On-Farm Food
  • GAPs and Food Safety Education for Extension and other Agricultural Professionals (funded by NCR-SARE Professional Development Program)
  • Building Capacity for Small, Immigrant and Minority Farmers to Participate in Institutional and Wholesale Produce Markets in Minnesota (funded by the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute at the University of Minnesota, in conjunction with Minneapolis Public Schools)
  • Harvesting Healthier Food II: Advancing a Singular Program of Safe Food Handling Practices for Immigrant Farmers (funded by Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives in conjunction with the Farmer’s Legal Action Group)