PI: Boyer, Co-PI: Ponder, Chase, Archibald, Chapman – NCSU, Harrison -UGA

Goal:The goal of this project is to assess microbial quality of fresh produce sold at farmers’ markets across VA and NC.  Using the data collected we will incorporate new information into our training curriculum.

Benefits: To further improve upon our current curriculum “Enhancing the safety of locally grown produce” with research-based data.