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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

Are you a farmer or rancher in the Sacramento region planning to retire, and wondering what will happen to your land and business? Thinking about the…

October 19, 2021

MJBizCon is the preeminent Marijuana Business Conference to drive deals and forge valuable connections with cannabis business executives.

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…
Organizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on…

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

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.…

September 20, 2021 | Blog

The Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant Program provides funding to help small specialty crop producers, food processors, manufacturers, distributors and farmers markets recover costs incurred by responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including for measures to protect workers. 

The minimum funding request amount is $1,500. The maximum funding request amount is $20,000. No cost sharing or matching funds are required. Eligible applicants include small businesses and nonprofits that have 501(c)(3) status.

Grants will…

September 20, 2021 | Blog

The California State Legislature passed several record-setting budget packages last week to complete what has been an unusual pandemic budget process during a time of significant state surplus. The historic budget packages include $1.3 billion for Climate Smart Agriculture programs, farmworker housing, composting facilities, organic transition, school kitchen and food bank upgrades, and much more. The budget packages follow months-long advocacy efforts by…

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September 20, 2021 | Blog

Join the CCOF Foundation for a casual and informative conversation with Michigan State University student and CCOF Foundation Future Organic Farmer grant recipient Shannon Good on September 30, 2021! Register on Eventbrite to receive a link to this special conversation.

During our time with Shannon, we will hear more about her journey to become an organic dairy farmer by age 16, the transition of her family’s operation from conventional to organic dairy production, and her current studies…