Below are publications and resources for fruit and vegetable growers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 and Food Safety FAQ: Is coronavirus a concern on fresh produce?
COVID-19 and Food Safety FAQ: Is coronavirus an issue in produce production?
EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
NOTE: The disinfectants that are listed for ‘human coronavirus’ as well as the contact time, which is the amount of time the chemical needs to remain wet on the surface being treated. The contact time can range from less than a minute up to 10 minutes.
Example COVID-19 Farm Preparedness Plan
*NOTE: This is one example of a standard operating procedure (SOP) that Two Farmers farm in Maine has created and tailored to their farm, and decided to share with others in response to COVID-19. Each grower should assess their own situation, practices, and resources when creating a preparedness plan for their own farm.
University of Vermont COVID-19 Resources
*NOTE: Lots of good resources here, but scroll to the bottom to the ‘Farmer Generated Resources’ for Word documents that you can customize for your farm created by other fruit and vegetable growers.