Written by Elizabeth Barba
on Monday, February 10, 2014
on member news
CCOF-Certified for More than 30 Years, and Still Growing
CCOF has been around for a while now - we turn 41 this year - and some certified members have been with us the whole time! We’re proud to be leading the organic movement alongside such accomplished organic pioneers and producers.
The commitment to organic is not to be taken lightly. Organic producers work to grow and make foods that are good for the environment and good for the body. Together, we are working to prevent the spread of GMOs, protect biodiversity and natural resources, minimize the use of synthetic pesticides and...
Written by Anonymous
on Monday, December 3, 2012
on biodiversity, funding, member news
This interview originally appeared in Certified Organic magazine, fall 2012, by Matt Boitano, CCOF Intern
Most people think of mobile homes as a place to live, but not Chris Hay. He uses them for pest management on his eight-acre farm in Woodland, California, where he harvests a variety of fruits, vegetables, and chickens.
For the last two years, Chris has been running what he calls “an integrated farm,” in which each aspect of the land and its inhabitants is cultivated for multiple uses to maximize conservation and functionality. The mobile homes, for instance, carry around his hens, which...