“So far, we have not done any audits, but we have meetings once a month here at the auction and food safety is one thing we cover,” he said.
He added that the U.S. Department of Agriculture “has no idea about the Amish” and their need for animals in the field for harvesting.
Mullet said Amish growers are doing what they can to make sure their unique requirements don’t step on regulations.
“I think they’ve done everything, and we can trace everything,” Mullet said.
Other growers say they recognize the role that Amish growers play in the state’s vegetable deal.