Chesapeake Harvest offers virtual webinars and on-farm workshops throughout the year. We try to schedule all events with farmers’ schedules in mind. Topics that we cover dig into requirements in the Produce Safety Rule and GAP standards but are personalized based on the farms we visit and the audience.
Our past webinars and training videos can be found at this link.
Check out our Resources section for produce safety templates, tools, guides, fact sheets, and links to other great websites.
We work with individual growers to understand their specific needs. We support them in the following ways:
Mini-Grants up to $5,000 are available for:
– Market Research and Validation of Target Market
– Customer Acquisition
– Product Development Initiatives
– Food Safety Classes
Value-added producers and companies with traction ($20,000 or more in yearly revenue) in Maryland and Delaware are eligible to apply for Mini-Grants. Participants may apply once for each of the categories. Applicants must demonstrate that they have a unique and differentiated product or service that incorporates an aspect of innovation or technology in its production, processing, distribution, or other element of the food supply system.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Award decisions will be made and funds will be available no later than three weeks following the receipt of a completed application.
Applicants must submit Mini-Grant proposals by filling out the form at this link. Copy(ies) of quote(s), proposal(s), estimate(s), or any other supporting documents.
CAIC offers access to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who can offer authoritative advice based on their deep knowledge and experience in a specific area. See the ADVISORS page of this Web site to learn more about the SMEs who are available to CAIC participants.