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Food Safety for Wholesale and Retail Producers

Food Safety for Wholesale and Retail Producers
February 23rd and February 25th
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Food Safety

• Good Agricultural Practices
• Good Hygiene Practices
• Food Safety Manager Certification

This two day course will provide attendees the demonstrated knowledge they will need to prepare for an inspection by the USDA, FDA or state and local authorities. The material covered will be good agricultural practices, good hygiene practices, HACCP, facilities design, microorganisms, food safety practices and sanitation. In addition to the training, the application process will be covered in order to apply for licensing. Students will receive a 1GB flash drive that contains all applicable federal, state and local laws. At the end of the class, a ServSafe Manager exam will be given for certification.


Optional: Servsafe Food Manager 6th Addition $50.00

Optional Illinois FSSMC is available for a $35 fee made out to the Illinois Department of Public Heath.

Required materials:
#2 Pencil
Paper for notes
Photo ID
Instructor Sheri Saskowski is a credentialed food safety and sanitation instructor, certified by the National Environmental Health Association, ServSafe, the State of Illinois, and more. Additional qualifications she has obtained include the Certified Professional of Food Safety (CP-FS) credential by the National Environmental Health Association and certifications by Cornell University in Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Produce Safety. She currently provides ServSafe Manager and ServSafe Handler courses in the Quad Cities and is a Contracted Food Safety Instructor by Northeast Iowa Community College in Dubuque.

SCENE LogoThis program made possible, in part,
by a grant to EICCD from the
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services

January 24th: Seed Saving

Learn how to save your own seeds!

Join us Saturday morning, January 24th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM when QCFH hosts expert seed saver Glenn Drowns of Sand Hill Preservation Center, located in Calamus, Iowa.
Seed Swap 11:00 – 1:00.  Also on hand to answer questions will be area seed saving  gardeners and farmers, Heilmann Hawkeye Acres’ Cindy Heilmann; Quad Cities Edible Landscape founder, Chris Rice; and Healthy Harvest’s Chad Summers.

To learn more about Sand Hill Preservation Center:

Quad Cities Edible Landscape:

Quad City Food Forest:

*This event will take place in the main level community space located next to Freight House Farmers Market.

UP NEXT January 31st: Celebrate National Seed Swap Day at the Quad Cities Food Hub!

SCENE LogoGarden Series and related events made possible, in part, by a grant to EICCD from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Saturday, January 24th, 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00)
Davenport Freight House, 421 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA

Join us for a night of entertainment and support QC Food Hub programs!

•$80 per table – 8 players per table
•10 Rounds of 10 Questions Each
•1st place $160 – 2nd place $80


Food Available
Refreshments from the Community Kitchen and Local Market Store
Stop in to Front Street Brewery for a beer


*Please no outside beverages allowed

Reserve your table in advance to guarantee a spot!

To register a team or for more information stop in to QCFH Local Market store or call 563-265-2455

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January 31st: National Seed Swap Day


SeedSwapDaylogoQCFH Seed Swap Day

January 31, 2015 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Quad Cities Food Hub

The first annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange was held on January 26, 2006. After that event’s success, seed swaps in other cities across the nation have joined in celebrating National Seed Swap Day each year on the last Saturday in January.

Join us at QCFH when we host our 3rd annual seed swap on Saturday, January 31st. Local seed saving gardeners and farmers, including Heilmann Hawkeye Acres’ Cindy Heilmann; and Healthy Harvest’s Chad Summers will be on hand to share their knowledge and answer questions.        

Stay tuned for details!

SCENE LogoGarden Series and related events made possible, in part, by a grant to EICCD from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services

Welcome QCFH Partner: Trent Foltz

Welcome Trent!

Trent-Foltz on location
Trent Foltz on location. Photograph property of Trent Foltz Photography. All Rights Reserved

Quad Cities Food Hub has a new partner and will be pairing up with Geneseo, Illinois photographer, Trent Foltz to bring the faces of our farmers to the food hub in 2015.

Another exciting layer, facilitating QCFH’s mission to connect our community to the great folks who grow our food. Trent’s photographs featuring many of our local farmers will be on display at QCFH in the coming year. To learn more about Trent’s work visit Artsy Shark – where Trent is a featured artist.

Trent Foltz Goats
Photograph copyrighted and property of Trent Foltz Photography All Rights Reserved