The Postharvest Training and Services Center (PTSC) is designed to help growers, associations, and marketers with all of the postharvest steps that occur from the moment produce is harvested to the moment it is eaten. Once you know the best postharvest practices, you can ensure that your produce is food-safe and will have the best quality, highest nutritional value, and longest shelf life. You will be able to make the most of opportunities in the market.

The Center does not buy produce. The Center has a store, but it does not sell produce. It sells postharvest tools and items, like plastic crates, containers, liners, labels, thermometers, and insulated boxes. You can even buy materials to make your own insulated boxes or on-farm cool chambers. The center also offers services such as sorting/grading, packing, shipping, storing, and provides trainings on maintaining quality, reducing losses, and cost-benefit analysis.


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Value Chain

Postharvest practices



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