Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Maine Produce Safety Improvement Grant

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Maine Produce Safety Improvement Grants (MPSIG) help specialty crop growers i.e, growers of fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture but excluding commodity crops) to:
• implement on-farm food safety practices;
• transition to compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR);
• meet market demands for on-farm food safety.

Eligibility:
Applications must be for Maine farms engaged in production agriculture of specialty crops for commercial purposes that gross at least $10,000 in annual sales.

Proposed projects are restricted to improving the food safety of specialty crops.

How to Apply:
Request for Applications (RFA) Released: October 9, 2020
Application Deadline: December 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

APPLICATION HERE