Growers use the Assessment Statement Form to report vegetable production area each year. This required form is submitted along with their assessment payment.
The second page of the form contains detailed instructions.
These guidelines and information have been derived from guidelines published by local produce auctions, buyers, The Packer’s “Produce Availability and Merchandising Guide” (Vance Publishing), and USDA. These guidelines are not to be considered grading standards but rather informational in nature.
The primary descriptions of the United States Standards for the top grades of selected Pennsylvania vegetable crops. Much of this information is taken verbatim from the official United States Standards but does not include the supporting definitions, tolerances and other information.