AFSC is committed to supporting farmers in having safe food with uniform quality. Food safety is a growing concern. An increasing number of wholesale buyers are now requiring that farmers have a food safety program in place. It is important to document each step in the harvest process including washing, packing, storing and transporting of the product. There should be someone on the farm who is responsible for keeping all records current. AFSC suggests that farmers who aggregate together have the same standards for quality control so the customers see food that all looks the same and is packaged the same. This manual is meant to support farmers in food safety and consistent quality control.