CCOF is continuing our services with our staff working safely from home. Although response times may be slower, we are here to support you. We welcome new applications to join the CCOF-certified family. Visit our Crisis Resilience page for updates and crisis resilience 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 »

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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 »

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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.

July 28, 2020

During the pandemic, USDA and state agencies have supported the purchase of food from farmers as a way to reduce food waste and to feed the millions...

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 25, 2020

Come see us at this year's New England Produce Expo in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit our booth from August 25-26. We're excited to talk all...

Located just 12 miles south of the Capitol, surround yourself with 94 +/- acres of fresh air and...

We have property available 10 minutes outside Sebastopol for lease or partnership. The CCOF...

Located in Santa Cruz, CA, the Homeless Garden Project operates a transitional job training program...

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

July 7, 2020 | CCOF Blog
California’s newly approved 2020-2021 budget bears almost no resemblance to its rosy origins back in January, as we continue to weather the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 29, 2020 | CCOF Blog
When COVID-19 struck, farmers were already facing significant challenges. Low prices combined with rising production costs, labor shortages, and climate change impacts resulted in 58 percent of California’s farms operating with net losses in 2017....
June 29, 2020 | CCOF Blog
If there has been anything I have learned from experiencing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic these past few months, it is how amazing my farming community has been in rising up to meet the needs of their community and supporting each other. We...
June 29, 2020 | Certification News
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has clarified their import policy for USDA certified organic products traded under the United States-Canada Organic Equivalence Arrangement (USCOEA).  As of April 30, 2020, all certified USDA organic...