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COVID-19 Resources for Small Farms

COVID-19 Resources for Small Farms and Local Food

Small Farms, Local Food, and COVID-19: What Do You Need to Know? - A great, comprehensive resources from Oregon State University's Small Farms Program. Answers the following questions:

  • How is COVID-19 spread?
  • Am I likely to spread COVID-19 with the food I am selling? 
  • What hygiene and food safety practices will help me prevent COVID-19 infection?
  • What should I be communicating to employees?
  • What should I be communicating to customers to inform as well as retain them?
  • What resources are available for the changes I might need to make to my business?
  • What online sales systems work for farms?
  • Where can I go for financial assistance due to COVID-19 business hardship?
  • Where can I find reliable information about the spread of COVID-19?

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program - Direct relief to producers who have suffered losses during the 2020 marketing year due to COVID-19. (USDA)

Policy and Procedures for Safe Food Handling During COVID-19 on the Farm (For small and urban farms and gardens)

COVID-19 safety guidelines for farm stands (Download and print signs for farm stands)