CCOF is continuing our services with staff working safely from home. Although response times may be slower, we are here to support you and welcome new applications to join the CCOF-certified family. Inspector resources are limited in some areas, and scheduling inspections may take longer than usual. Visit our Crisis Resilience page for COVID-19 updates and resources.
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COVID-19 Crisis Resilience Resources

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

cost share
Cost Share – A Refund of Organic Certification Fees!

Receive a reimbursement of 75% of your certification costs (up to $750 per scope of certification), including California State Organic Program Fees! Learn more »

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 »

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 8, 2020

August 2020 - May 2021Do you want to gain hands-on skills and build community around growing food? Interested in learning best practices for orchard...

August 29, 2020

Do you want to gain more permaculture design experience? This 8-day Advanced Design Course is an excellent follow-up to a Permaculture Design Course...

October 5, 2020

Agriculture technology & engineering 2020 invites Leading Agriculture technologists, University Professors, Policy Makers, Young individuals,...

A variety of hardneck garlics including Chesnok Red, Metechi, and Purple Italian all raised and...

Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesAccounts Payable – Receive all invoices, code to proper...

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CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

July 28, 2020 | CCOF Blog
The Policy Team and Certification staff are gearing up for the release of proposed changes to the National Organic Program (NOP). While the official rule, called the Strengthening Organic Enforcement proposed rule, is not out yet, the NOP has...
July 28, 2020 | CCOF Blog
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is a USDA program that provides direct relief to producers who face economic losses due to COVID-19. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications for CFAP payments through August 28, 2020....
July 28, 2020 | CCOF Blog
Healthy PlanEat is a new sustainable food startup based in Southeastern Connecticut which exists to connect people to local farms that use sustainable growing practices. Are you interested in creating an online presence and helping customers...
Chris Kidwell
July 28, 2020 | CCOF Blog
CCOF wishes to thank and congratulate Chris Kidwell upon his retirement after 30 years as an organic inspector!  During the 1990s, Kidwell served on the CCOF Certification Standards Committee as the chair of the Inspector Development Subcommittee...