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Organic Certification

We are a MOFGA-certified organic repacker and handler of seed and feed.

Organically grown seed is labeled OG. We buy organic seed from certified organic farms and other certified organic handlers. Any seed you buy from us that is labeled organic comes from one of those two sources.

All our seed is untreated.

The ecological label ECO after the variety name describes uncertified seed grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers on farms which maintain an active soil-building program. Often this seed is as sustainably grown as the certified-organic seed, but some farmers eschew certification for a variety of reasons, ideological, economic and otherwise.

Soil amendments, fertilizers and pesticides are labeled as:
OMRI: Organic Materials Review Institute. Most state certifying agencies, including MOFGA, accept OMRI approval.
MOFGA: Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. Reviewed by MOFGA and allowed for use on MOFGA-certified farms. Check with your certifier.
WSDA: The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Certifying division has approved these products for use in organic agriculture in Washington State. MOFGA has indicated that they will accept products on this list for their certification program. Check with your certifier.
Nat’l List: One-ingredient products on the NOP* List of Allowed Substances (subpart G of the Organic Foods Production Act, sections 205.601-606). Check with your certifier.
AYC: Products whose active ingredient is on the list of allowed substances, but which are not on the OMRI or WSDA list. Ask your certifier.
Not Allowed: A few of the products we list are not allowed for organic production but we think they have a place in sensible agriculture and can be used when certification is not an issue.

USDA NOP rule concerning disease and pest control: You must follow the National Organic Program rule 205.206 (e) “When the practices provided for in paragraphs (a) through (d)…are insufficient to prevent or control crop pests, weeds, and diseases, a biological or botanical substance or a substance included on the National List of synthetic substances allowed for use in organic crop production may be applied to prevent, suppress or control pests, weeds, or diseases: Provided, that, the conditions for using the substance are documented in the organic system plan.”

• Click here for more information or the complete text of the rule.

• Click here for our list of soil amendments, fertilizers, and disease and insect controls along with their certification status and manufacturers’ addresses.

The certification information is the best of our knowledge at press time. We cannot be responsible for errors or changes. In order to be certain that a product is allowed, check with your certifier.

*The Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 as amended authorizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture to administer the National Organic Program (NOP) in order to implement the provisions of the Act.