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Farm Happenings for March 18, 2020: Week 9 of 10!

Posted on March 13th, 2020 by Robinette Farms

With some of our sales down because of restaurant closures we will have extra micro greens for sale at pick up tonight at Myers!

If you would like to pick up an extra bag we will have these varieties:

  • Micro Salad Mix ($5)
  • Broccoli Micro Greens ($4)
  • Spicy Micro Greens ($4)

Just let me know at pick up that you would like one and I can just add a charge to your Harvie account!

Thanks and see you tonight!

With concerns over coronavirus increasing we are taking extra measures on the farm to keep you safe!

We already implement many food safety protocols on our farm to allow us to be third party certified for Food Safety (GAPs). This means all of the crew at Robinette are trained and re-trained to handle produce with food safety in mind at all times.

We have stepped up our food safety practices on the farm to increase our handwashing and add the requirement that all crew must wear disposable gloves any time they are harvesting, washing, packing or handling produce in any way.

Our wash station (where we wash all your produce) and harvesting equipment and containers are cleaned, sanitized, and fully dry for 4 days in between our processing days, which is enough time to allow for bacteria or viruses that may have found their way into our building to be killed.

We are also holding produce after processing for 3 days which will help reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading via food according to the CDC: "Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety. Throughout the day wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, or going to the bathroom. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient, refrigerated, or frozen temperatures."

Our standard protocol is that no employee comes to work when ill with flu like symptoms and our small crew is in constant communication with each other about our health.

Right now, our plans are to keep production going as normal to continue to provide you with nutritious food to keep you healthy.

As always, wash your hands before you prepare food and wash your produce well with water before you eat it. These have always been and will always be best practices for you and your family to stay healthy.

The recommendations for COVID-19 are continually changing and we are prepared to do all we can to keep our fresh produce safe for our customers.


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Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands!
Farmer Chloe