Main Street Produce, and its sister company, Freshway Farms, have designed a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) program that is ingrained in the company culture and is a major part of the curriculum that is taught to all field employees.
Our GAP program deals with all aspects of the farming process, from growing the crops to harvesting and packaging them. The program covers topics ranging from eliminating the threat of potential cross contamination from adjacent land to ensuring that all inputs used in the farming process are free of any kind of potential hazards. It also addresses proper harvesting, handling, packaging and transporting procedures to reduce any possible hazards that may occur.
Finally, there is a strong emphasis on sanitary operations, focusing not only on personal sanitary practices such as hand washing and proper clothing but also on the proper and regular sanitation of harvesting equipment and the responsible behavior of the operators of that equipment.