For Our Community's Health
Bringing You the Best in a New Era
Accessing food is an increasing challenge in the era of Covid-19, but it is at this time that the resilience of local agricultural systems is most essential. We believe providing safe access to good food is part our our job. So, we are changing our distribution strategies for the coming season. We are focusing primarily on a no-contact delivery CSA to our neighbors in Easton, MD. We will also be partnering with other business to provide pick-up in low-density socially distanced settings. Getting food through such a direct means is unquestionably safer than spending more time than you need in a crowded grocery store.
As a commercial vegetable grower food safety and community health have always been a top priority for me. Fox Briar Farm will continue and expand all the practices we know help keep you safe including: rigorous hand washing, regular sanitizing of all surfaces, harvest gear and vehicles, use of gloves and masks, and social distancing on the farm and in the process of delivering your food. I am basically a one-woman show so this also reduces potential vectors dramatically.
As a grower I have been through multiple safety certifications, through the GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and PSA (Produce Safety Alliance) trainings. It doesn't hurt that I come from a family of microbiologists and virologists so awareness of these issues is second nature. We are fortunate in Maryland to have a number of resources keeping growers informed on the best practices for food safety and a tremendous support system for implementing these systems. We are in this together, and together we will make this work.