Certified Organic Magazine Archives

Certified Organic, the CCOF quarterly magazine, covers a variety of subjects for the organic marketplace. For farmers, processors, and consumers, Certified Organic includes the latest hot topics in organic. Past issues can be found below.

2014

 
Winter edition

Urban Roots

2014 Winter MagazinePlus; New Member Spotlights, 2014 Bus Tour Sneak Peak, The Importance of Protecting Bees

2013

Fall edition

Organic Seed for Our Future

Plus; CCOF Organic Seed Producers, Field-Level Food Safety Certification, EFA Water Stewardship Project

Summer edition

Organic Leading the Way to Safe Food

Plus; Food Safety Resources, Changes to Japanese Export System, GAP Survey Analysis

Spring edition

Funding California's Next Generation of Organic

Spring 2013 MagazinePlus; Succession Planning for Farmers; Direct Marketing in California; Practices, Not Paperwork Initative

Winter edition

CCOF's 40th Anniversary Edition: A Force to be Reckoned With

Winter 2013 MagazinePlus; New Year, New Services; More Great CCOF Trainings in 2013!; Five Ways to Reduce Nitrogen Leaching

2012

Fall edition

Farm-Based Education

Plus, Organic Hops in Demand Say Hay Farms Builds Organic Flavor Interview with Brian Leahy of DPR

Summer edition

An Organic Feast

Plus, Member Recipes: Fresh for Summer, Must-Attend Trainings from CCOF, New Client Compliance Agreement

Spring edition

Organic Indulgence

Plus, CCOF's Materials Evolution Begins, Fresh Faces in Chapter Leadership, Organic Seed Gains Ground

Winter edition

Organic Roots Growing Strong

Plus, CCOF Expands Education Program, New Member Spotlights, Organic Equivalency Updates

2011

Fall edition

Rediscovering Food Heritage
 

Plus, Improvements to MyCCOF, Postharvest Tips from the Field, 2011 Growth in Farmers’ Markets

Summer edition

Natural Resource Conservation Funding in Action

Plus, Fighting for a Food Bill, Organic Marketing Webinars, U.S.-Canada Organic Regime

Spring edition

Growing a More Sustainable Food Trade

Plus, Friendly New Faces at CCOF, OTA’s Report from the Capital, Supporting Organic Interests

Winter edition

Sharing Your Story

Plus, MyCCOF: New Online Certification Tool, Accessing Specialty Organic Markets, NOSB Updates, International News

2010

Fall edition

Organic Urban Farms Strengthen Communities

Plus, Education and Promotion, Certification News, Policy and Advocacy

Summer edition

Veterans Find New Mission in Organic Farming

Plus, Education and Promotion, Certification News, Policy and Advocacy

Spring edition

An Organic Road Trip

Plus, The Age of Enforcement, NOP Update, Organic and Certification News, Policy and Advocacy

Winter Edition

Change from the Ground Up

Plus, Member Spotlight, Tips for Exporting, Certification Updates, Organic News

2009

Fall edition

Organic Gives Back

Plus, Upcoming CCOF Events, Member News, Food Safety Update, Organic Labeling Requirements

Summer edition

Organic Across the Generations

Plus, Accessing Farmers’ Markets, Book Review, New Wine Standards

Spring edition

Building Healthy Soil

Plus,  Liquid Fertilizer Issues, Organic Practices for Soil Fertility, Updates on International Standards, Member News

Winter edition

The True Value of Organic

Plus, Healthy Farms, Healthy People; CCOF Policy Setting Criteria; Advocacy Updates; Certification News

2008

Fall edition

Toasting Organic Beer and Wine
 

Plus, Organic Beer, Organic Community, Talking Terroir: From Soil to Sip; Advocacy Update; Member News

Summer edition

Water and Organic Farming – Crisis or Opportunity?

Plus, Certification News, Member Profile, Biodiversity Tips, Calendar of Events

Spring edition

Our Bright Future CCOF’s Three-Year Strategic Plan

Plus, Know your CCOF, Biodiversity Tips, CCOF: Living Environments in Color, Understanding Certification

Winter edition

Bridging the Leafy Greens Divide
 

Plus, Food Safety Procedures for Small Growers, Biodiversity Tips, NOSB Meeting Report, CCOF’s New Logos

2007

Fall edition

Food Safety: Facts and Myths Surrounding E.Coli Outbreak of 2006

Plus, Announcing Special Events, Calculating Organic Percentages, Farm Bill Update, Global GMO News, Going Organic Project Gears Up

Summer edition

Growing our Future Organic Education
 

Plus, Policy and Advocacy Update; Attention Animal Brokers and Pay Producers; State GMO Bills, Bans and Lawsuits Increase; Certification Education Affiliations

Spring edition

2007 Farm Bill – Organic Famers Demand Fair Share

Plus, Organic Liquid Fertilizers, Introducing AB 541, Grower Group Certification, Global GMO News

Winter edition

Protecting Sustainable Resources
 

Plus, Expedited Certification Services, E. Coli Update, GMO News, Going Organic Quick Facts, Organic Event Calendar, Film Review: A Silent Forest

2006

Fall edition

Demand on the Rise

Plus, Taste Organic Beer, Wine and Spirits; Reminder on Commercial Availability; GMO News; Book Review: Omnivore’s Dilemma; Organic Events Calendar

Summer edition

CCOF at a Crossroads

Plus, Organic Livestock Standards Update; GMO News; New Certification Services Director; Book Review: Organic, Inc.; Organic Events Calendar

Spring edition

Public Schools: Organic on 45 Cents a Day

Plus, Organic Benefits Shown, CCOF Member Discounts, Help with Farm Inputs, GMO News

Winter edition

Going Organic: Training New Growers
 

Plus, CCOF Supports Biodiversity Efforts, GMO News, Member Survey Preview, 2005 Year in Review, New Global Market Access Program

2005

Fall edition

Organics’ Global Reach

Plus, Organic Produce Prices Hold, CCOF Pavilion at All Things Organic, Organic Fish Ban, GMO News, Organic Cosmetics Allowed, Mexican Organic Standards

Summer edition

The Organic Generation

Plus, New Farmers’ Market Rules, Lawsuit Changes Organic Standards, GMO News

Spring edition

The Evolving Relationship: Between Farmers and Retailers

Plus, Industrial Hemp Legislations, Glossy Paper? Still Recycled, Wine Label Update, Movie Reviews

 

2004

Fall edition

Certification News
 

Plus, At Work for You, Certification News You Can Use, CCOF Clients in the News, Achievements in 2004, Why Maintain Organic Certification, Successful Certification Tips

Summer edition

Mainstreaming America to Organic Processed Food

Plus, Why Organic, California Organics ’92-’02, GMO Rice, USDA Policy Statement

Spring edition

Organic Seed Issue

Plus, CSAs: Fresh, Local, Organic; Organic Beef; Strawberries; Can I Use This Material

Winter edition

Consolidation in Organic Agriculture

Plus, Growing Up Organic, California Fires, Winter Squash, CCOF History 2000-2003

2003

Fall edition

Organic Farmers' Markets
 

Plus, West Nile Virus, Focus on Food: Tomatoes, CCOF History: 1990-2000, Sacramento Ag Expo

Summer edition

The Brave New World of Genetic Engineering

Plus, GE-Free California, When Transgenes Wander, (wild)Life Support: Rice, CCOF History: 1980-1990

Spring edition

Farming with the Wild

Plus, Spring Spears: Asparagus, Mexican Fruit Fly, Ag Research Dollars, CCOF: The Early Years

Winter edition

CCOF's 30th Anniversary

Plus, Broccoli: Crown Jewel, Evaluating Compost, Organic Raw Milk, Lawn Care Chemicals

2002

Fall edition

The Best of Agroecology

Plus, Profile: Two Dog Farm, Apples-
Fall’s Fresh Flavor, Organic Cosmetics, Visit CCOF’s New Website

Summer edition

Herstory: Women in Organic Agriculture

Plus, Women in CCOF Today, Fruit of the Summer Sun, Health – Sun Protection, Organic System Plan Q&A