CCOF staff are working remotely and the CCOF office in Santa Cruz, California is temporarily closed to the public to help keep our staff and community safe from COVID-19. Response times may be slower than usual. We are still accepting new applications. Learn more.
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COVID-19 Crisis Response Resources

We've compiled resources for the organic community to help you learn more and navigate this challenging time. Find support on our Crisis Response Resources page »

Hardship Assistance
Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund

We provide financial assistance to organic producers and processors/handlers who suffer losses due to extreme hardship. Apply today »


Policy Report
Roadmap to an Organic California: Policy Report

The Roadmap to an Organic California: Policy Report outlines the steps to use organic to sequester more carbon, stimulate local economies, and protect the health of all Californians. Read the report and get involved »

$5,000 Grants for Organic Transition

Are you thinking about transitioning your farmland to organic? Apply for a $5,000 grant to support you during the transition process, from the CCOF Foundation and Anheuser Busch's Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Contract for Change program. Applications are due April 30 »

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.

August 10, 2019

Permaculture Food Forests: Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year-Round AbundanceAn Applied Permaculture Practicum in Santa Cruz & Surrounding...

April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting everyone in California, but we know that agricultural communities and those that already struggled to put healthy...

April 14, 2020

This event has been cancelled. Please email Shelly Connor at if you have any questions. All Things Avian Field...

Farmer (Farm Manager) We are building a 130-acre regenerative farm from ground-zero in Rescue,...

Must have excellent gardening skills. Able to create growing plan and keep our farm produce stand...

Monarch Tractor is accepting applications to join our Partnership series in 2020. The Monarch...

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

We Are Essential
April 7, 2020 | CCOF Blog
“We Are Essential” is a blog series that explores how the organic community is navigating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our farms, ranches, and businesses deliver truly essential services, staying open and in the field to provide nutritious...
April 7, 2020 | Certification News
For these and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcements and guidance for food producers, please visit the FDA’s webpage on Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Excerpts of FDA guidance relevant for food producers,...
April 7, 2020 | Certification News
The Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) are collaborating to develop an industry-wide pandemic contingency plan. We are actively monitoring developments with Novel Coronavirus Disease...
April 7, 2020 | CCOF Blog
Want to take your farm forward and transition to organic? Maybe you’re already practicing organic methods and need that final incentive to get certified. Now is your chance to lessen the financial challenge of transition—apply for a $5,000 grant to...