Social Distancing on The Farm

Should farms participate in social distancing? While the answer to this question may change in the coming months, right now the prevailing recommendation seems to be that everyone should follow social distancing guidelines. Most farms managing produce stands, u-pick crops, farm stores, and CSA share pick-ups are trying to determine what the coming season will […]

Renting GAP Compliant Restrooms

As West Michigan’s premier portable toilet supplier, we rent GAP compliant restrooms to area farms. Our agricultural port a potties come fully stocked with everything your farming operation needs to ensure GAP practices are being followed. Find out more: What is GAP?   GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices, and as the name would imply, […]

GAP and Our Farms

Want to know what’s keeping the food that our farmers grow safe for your family? One of the main initiatives is called GAP, and it stands for Good Agricultural Practices. Find out more and learn about what Kerkstra is doing to help with this program! The Details GAP is a voluntary agricultural program aimed at […]

All About Farm Portable Toilets

If you’re looking for information about portable toilets for farms, then look no further! We’ll tell you which types of portable restrooms work best for farms and why you can’t use just any porta potty. You can trust that we know what we’re talking about because we provide agricultural portable restrooms for farms in over […]

How are GAP Portable Restrooms Different?

The risk of food contamination by growers and packers is high. As a result, the GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) program was implemented. The goal of GAP is to ensure the quality and safety of produce to eliminate the opportunity for food contamination to occur before it ever happens to keep consumers safe. GAP process adoption […]

G.A.P Explained

The Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Program is a voluntary agricultural program designed to reduce the risk of contamination to fruits and vegetables by food growers and packers. Some states also have commodity-specific GAPs for certain agricultural products like blueberries, citrus, mushrooms and more. Foodborne illnesses are bad for business because tainted food causes bad publicity […]