Produce Safety & CAPS

Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS) helps farmers plan for, adopt, and document best practices that promote produce safety. Participating farms can choose to earn an annual accreditation from the VVBGA that recognizes them for completing these steps.

CAPS is a voluntary program available to all VVBGA member farms, coordinated by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension. CAPS content, procedures, and policies are guided by an advisory board of farmers and agricultural service providers.

Members can log in to the dashboard to check CAPS status and manage produce safety plans.

Find CAPS info and resources on the CAPS Information website.

Find produce safety photos, cases studies and info on UVM EXT's Produce Safety Portal.

New to CAPS? Want to draft a produce safety plan NOW? Contact Hans Estrin at or 802-380-2109.