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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…

May 4, 2022

The Western Food Safety Conference at Hartnell College will be presented both in-person and via Zoom for its 17th year on May 4-5, 2022. The two-day…

Organizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on…
We are looking for someone to join our team at Green Planet Organics for this season. Job…
Fifth Crow Farm is a certified organic and Animal Welfare Approved operation growing 75 acres of…

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

January 18, 2022 | Article

Despite many industry-wide challenges, CCOF’s certified dairies are demonstrating their strong compliance with organic standards through several measures of additional oversight.

During the past three years, over 30 percent of our 58 certified dairies have received an unannounced inspection that was either random, for a specific cause, or part of our innovative Livestock Unannounced Compliance Initiative (LUCI) that involves observation of animals on pasture according to the operation’s grazing plan.  CCOF also conducts records-based Pasture Compliance Feed Audit (PCFA) inspections.…
January 18, 2022 | Blog

Are you an organic processor confused about what food safety preventive controls you need to implement in your operation? If so, you're in the right place. Join us on January 25 for the fifth webinar in our Food Safety for Organic Processors series. During the webinar, we will walk through the process of hazard analysis, which is the first step to implementing preventative controls. 

Hazard analysis is a systematic approach to determine…

January 10, 2022 | Blog


Growing up in Watsonville, California, Jose Villanueva Vigil, along with his family, has been involved in agriculture for many years. Beginning as a weeder and strawberry picker in a conventional setting, and with his mother also involved in berry quality assurance, Vigil became interested in learning more about the intricacies of cultivation. Vigil began working for CCOF certified farmer Javier Zamora of…

January 10, 2022 | Blog

A second round of funding is likely to be offered later this year to cover expenses from fiscal year 2022. CCOF will notify the community when those funds areThe Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund—named to honor founding CCOF member Barney Bricmont—is the only fund in the nation that provides direct financial assistance exclusively to organic producers who suffer financial losses due to extreme hardship.

The CCOF Foundation awarded $169,500 in grants in 2021! 

This is the highest amount of financial assistance given by CCOF to organic producers who have experienced hardship…