First and foremost chefs are seeking quality; careful
post-harvest procedures will help maintain the freshness of locally
Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling.
UC Santa Cruz
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UC-SC Center for Agroecology
Post-Harvest Handling of Fruit and Vegetable
Lists relative perishability, desirable harvest quality and optimal
storage conditions for several dozen of the most commonly grown
fruits and vegetables.
PDF (above) pages 9 – 11, 13 and 15.
A nicely annotated resource list of printed material and web sites
that cover post-harvest handling practices for fruits and
PDF (above) pages 7 and 8.
Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling Practices
Succinct overview of when and how to harvest; post-harvest
temperature, humidity, packing and storage.
PDF (above) pages 19 and 20.
Vegetable Post Harvest Information List of Publications and
Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference
An annotated reference list compiled by Atina Diffley from the
Gardens of Eagen for a workshop she presented on post harvest
handling. This handout includes a sourcing list of supplies and
Vegetable Post Harvest List of Publications and
Small-Scale Post Harvest Handling Practices – A
Manual for Horticultural Crops
An excellent publication that has been placed online by the United
Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
Small-Scale Post Harvest Handling
// UN Food and Agriculture