CCOF’s (California Certified Organic Farmers) mission to certify, educate, advocate, and promote organic is carried out by three different branches of the organization: the politically active trade association, CCOF, Inc.; the certification body, CCOF Certification Services, LLC; and the nonprofit, CCOF Foundation.
CCOF, Inc. is a full-service trade association governed by the CCOF, Inc. Board of Directors that actively works to expand the organic marketplace you depend on. We build demand and public support for organic by educating consumers about the benefits of organic food systems. We also help producers expand their organic knowledge by offering several training programs, including a variety of marketing-based webinars and field days. As a leader in the organic movement, CCOF actively engages in political advocacy to protect and encourage organic food and agriculture. We work to promote our trade association members, which include all certified clients and CCOF Supporting Members, at a variety of consumer and industry events, and in our publications. Trade association membership is organized by the CCOF Chapter System: 11 regional chapters, the Processor/Handler Chapter, and the At-Large Chapter. Learn more about CCOF Trade Association benefits and how you can help organic grow by joining CCOF.
CCOF Certification Services, LLC, governed by the LLC Management Committee, provides a variety of cost-effective organic certification programs. We certify farms, livestock operations, processors, retailers, private labelers, and restaurants, ensuring organic integrity from farm to fork. CCOF Certification Services is accredited by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). To provide international trade access for our clients, we also maintain ISO Guide 65 accreditation with IOAS for EU Equivalency and Canadian Organic Regime accreditation. Join the movement and apply for organic certification today.
The CCOF Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that expands on our education and outreach activities. Governed by the Foundation Board of Trustees, the Foundation’s mission is to protect the environment and enhance human health by promoting the production and consumption of nutritious organic food. The CCOF Foundation aims to support organic farmers’ efforts to conserve biodiversity, accelerate the transition from conventional agriculture to organic, and educate consumers about the benefits of organic food and farming.