Event Details


October 1 - October 2, 2019


Tues, 7:30am - 5:00pm; Weds, 8:30am - 2:00pm


Cornell Cooperative Extension, Urban Ag Office
55 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Harvest New York

Yolanda Gonzalez

FSMA Food Safety Training and Workshop

October 1 - October 2, 2019

FSMA Food Safety Training and Workshop

Brooklyn FSMA Produce Safety Training
October 1 (Tuesday), 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY, along with The National Young Farmers Coalition and the National Farmers Union, will be offering a two-day food safety course. Growers can sign up for both days or just choose one. Tuesday will be a PSA Grower Training to help familiarize young and sustainable farmers with the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. COST: $30/person.
>>Register online for the Brooklyn FSMA Produce Safety Training

Brooklyn Food Safety Plan Writing Class

October 2 (Wednesday), 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

This training will help you start writing a farm food safety plan, which is required for a GAPs audit. We'll also help you answer common questions (like "What types of gloves fit under my glove use policy?" or "What is a scientifically validated process for making compost?"), talk about best practices, and share common pitfalls that other growers have faced. COST: $10/person
>>Register online for the Brooklyn Food Safety Plan Writing Class

Upcoming Events

Urban Berry Project: Growing Strawberries 101

May 29, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Upper Manhattan, NY

Join Makela Elvy, Anya Osatuke, and Dan Olmstead from Cornell University, along with the NYRP Urban Ag team, for a deep dive into everything strawberry! For beginning gardeners and advanced growers alike, this hands-on workshop will include an introduction to some of the preferred NYC-loving varieties, as well as a chance to plant out a new bed of strawberries in the Riley-Levin Demonstration Garden. SPACE is LIMITED! Registration is required.

New York State Honeyberry Conference

June 29, 2024
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mexico, NY

Join CCE Oswego and CCE Harvest NY for a state-wide conference on a new emerging fruit called Honeyberry, also known as Haskap (Lonicera caerulea). Honeyberries are a dark blue color, like blueberries, but with a distinct oval shape. The taste is most associated with raspberry and blueberry, while also containing its own distinctive flavor. The fruit can grow in USDA Plant Hardiness zones 1 to 8 and can survive up to 30 years or longer if properly managed. What makes the fruit unique is that it ripens from the middle of June through early July. This allows the fruit to sit comfortably between the strawberry and blueberry season. When fully mature plants can produce 6 to 10 lbs. of berries, which can be eaten as a fresh fruit or made into value-added products.

The conference will cover the history of the fruit, best growing practices, processing, value-added production, and marketing. Guest speakers will include growers and researchers from the US and Canada, including Dr. Bob Bors from the University of Saskatchewan. Attendees will also be able to network and attend an optional farm tour immediately after the conference. 


Field Guide: Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables

Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables aims to help urban farmers and gardeners find, identify, and understand the most common and important insects and other arthropod pests found in New York City farms and gardens. Some of these pests are rarely mentioned in other guides but are common in NYC. The guide emphasizes scouting tips, including how to identify pests by the damage they leave behind, even when you can't find the insect itself.

This guide was created as a collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension's Harvest New York team and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.