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Food Safety
Food Safety by and for Organic

CCOF can help you get ready to comply with FSMA requirements and satisfy buyers' food safety requirements. Our GLOBALG.A.P. certification and assessments have multiple programs to meet your needs, all with an organic focus. Learn more about how we can meet your food safety needs »

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Cost Share
Cost Share – A Refund of Organic Certification Fees!

Receive a reimbursement of 50% of your certification costs (up to $500 per scope of certification), including California State Organic Program Fees! Learn more »

 

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Hemp
Let CCOF Certify Your Hemp and CBD

All hemp-derived products, including hemp CBDs and hemp extracts, are eligible for organic certification. Let CCOF help you get certified »

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OTI
The Organic Training Institute Video Library

The Organic Training Institute provides resources for organic professionals that cover the latest organic research and best production practices. Miss a workshop or webinar? Visit the CCOF YouTube channel for recordings of all our past events »

 

CCOF is a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. We envision a world where organic is the norm.

May 14, 2022

Permaculture Food Forests Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year Round Abundance An Applied Permaculture Practicum in Santa Cruz & Surrounding…

November 3, 2021

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October 19, 2021

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Organizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on…
Fruitilicious Farm has processing quality figs for sale, frozen the day they are picked, or fresh…
Organizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on…

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September 27, 2021 | Blog

Fellow farmer, for the past three years I’ve been sharing my thoughts and ideas on farming with you in this blog series funded by a grant from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. I’ve enjoyed walking with you on this journey. 

As the grant comes to an end, I’d like to sign off with some lessons I’ve learned as I enter my 20th year of farming.

Being flexible is key to being a successful businessperson. This year’s farm labor shortage forced me to rethink how I manage my farmers’ market stalls as well as my farm. I’ve been reminded that sometimes the best way forward is…

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OwenGould
September 27, 2021 | Blog

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grant application period opens October 1, 2021, and applications will be accepted through November 15, 2021, 8:00 p.m. EST. These $1,000 grants given out by the CCOF Foundation support the next generation of Future Organic Farmers (FOF). 

Owen Gould, 2020 FOF grant recipient, focused his SAE project on soil development and health in his own vegetable garden. Grant…

September 27, 2021 | Article

Thank you to all CCOF members for choosing CCOF as your certifier. We look forward to another year of growing the organic movement with you.

CCOF recently conducted a fee analysis to ensure we keep costs down, make certification accessible, and remain competitive. We have a reputation for providing exceptional service and value, and we maintain these high levels by ensuring staff capacity and streamlined service.

As a result of our fee analysis, CCOF will make modest decreases and increases across many of our Annual Certification Fee tiers for 2022. Our intention is to…

September 21, 2021 | Article

By January 1, 2022, all organic products sold in Korea must comply with two new label requirements:

Products containing non-organic ingredients must display a percentage statement. The total percentage of organic ingredients or the percentage of each ingredient used in the product must be indicated in the ingredients list.  Non-organic ingredients must not be used as part of the product name.

Additionally, Korea has clarified that products traded under the U.S.–Korea Equivalency may not display organic seals other than the USDA NOP and Korea MAFRA organic seals.…