[Market-farming] Ohio market farmer cited for washing raw produce
jaysleichter at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 29 14:42:44 EDT 2009
Yes we have distanced ourselves from nature. It always amazes me when people ask, why don't you have red or yellow bell peppers. I have to explain that they turn those colors from green. I also had someone who was upset because I sold them a "green" pepper plant and it was suppose to be "red". I ask them how big the peppers were, knowing that they probably were just setting on and I had to explain again.
How did we get this way? Sometimes I wish our country would go into a really bad recession and bring us back to our roots. I know who would survive and who wouldn't. Every day I am thankful I know where my food comes from.
--- On Thu, 10/29/09, Bill Shoemaker <wshoemak at illinois.edu> wrote:
From: Bill Shoemaker <wshoemak at illinois.edu>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Ohio market farmer cited for washing raw produce
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 1:16 PM
The basic problem is ignorance. We've distanced ourselves so much from nature, we don't know what it is unless Disney tells us.
> I know this vendor in the article....get this
> crap...ODA says the reason for this is because the
> water could be contaminated!!!!!!!!!!!! So....we
> are aloud to irrigate with the same water, drink the
> same water but not wash our produce with the same
> water!!!!!!!!!!! Jackass'!
> Herb Thyme
> Middlefield, Oh
> From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On
> Behalf Of BillOhio
> Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:24 AM
> To: Market Farming
> Subject: [Market-farming] Ohio market farmer cited
> for washing raw produce
> Regards to the list,
> This is posted on the Farmers Market Management
> Network, Inc. website
> which is "Working cooperatively to enhance Ohio
> farmers' markets both large and small to create
> unity, consistency, and sustainability through
> collaboration and education."
> Earlier this week it was brought to our attention
> that a vendor in Lake County [OHIO] was cited by
> the local board of health for selling "washed"
> vegetables and greens. The local health department
> official was enforcing a new interpretation of
> food safety rules that assumed washing greens with
> water was "food processing" and a farmer who was
> not a licensed "processor" washing them was making
> an "adulterated" (unsafe) product. The following
> article was brought to our
> attention: http://wholefoodusa.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/alert-ohio-farm-food-and-health-alert/
> I thought this was interesting and disturbing, to
> say the least. Could this be a taste of what is
> coming, with all the new regulations in the pipeline
> and a zillion new bureaucrats who are unfamiliar
> with any type of farming operation? I hope not!
> Bill Huhman
> central Ohio
> Twitter: FarmerBillOhio
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William H Shoemaker, UI-Crop Sciences
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
St Charles Horticulture Research Center
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