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Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund

We provide financial assistance to organic producers and processors/handlers who suffer losses due to extreme hardship. Grants are also available for drought-related expenses. Apply by September 30 »

Cost Share – A Refund of Organic Certification Fees!

Receive a reimbursement of 50% of your certification costs (up to $500 per scope of certification), including California State Organic Program Fees! Producers transitioning to organic can also receive additional reimbursements. Claim your refund »

Regenerative Organic Certified™ Now Offered by CCOF

Now, you can get Renerative Organic Certified™ (ROC™) by CCOF! ROC is an umbrella certification covering environmental protection, animal welfare, and fair trade, and represents the highest standard for organic agriculture in the world. Learn more and apply »

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Coming soon! Changes to regulations may require organic certification.

The USDA National Organic Program is strengthening organic enforcement. Organic certification may be required soon for operations that buy and sell organic products, including brokers, traders, distributors, importers, and private label owners. Find out what this means for you and learn more »

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.

November 15, 2022

What to Expect at the PSA Grower Training Course  Dr. Stephanie Smith from Washington State University and partners will spend approximately seven…

November 2, 2022

Designed for small and medium-scale farmers, ranchers, and fishery operators with at least two years of business management experience, CCOF…

October 8, 2022

Tour 15 local organic farms and meet your farming community the weekend of Oct. 8 & 9 from 10am - 4pm at Open Farm Tours. All proceeds from the…

Organizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on…
We are looking for someone to take over our 20 year old 5 acre Cabernet vineyard. In addition there…
Organizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on…

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

September 27, 2022 | Article

CCOF is streamlining our approach to materials that do not contact organic products in processing/handling facilities. This includes equipment cleaners, equipment sanitizers, and facility pest control materials reviewed by CCOF, the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), or WSDA. CCOF will no longer add specific brand names for equipment cleaners, equipment sanitizers, and facility pest control materials to your Organic System Plan (OSP) Materials List. All specific brand-name materials will be replaced by general material listings that reflect the active ingredients,…

September 27, 2022 | Article

Thank you, CCOF members, for choosing CCOF as your certifier. We look forward to another year of growing the organic movement with you!

In 2019, CCOF conducted an in-depth fee analysis to ensure we keep costs down, make certification accessible, and remain competitive. We have a reputation for providing exceptional service and value, and we maintain these high levels by ensuring staff capacity and streamlined service.

As a result of our fee analysis, CCOF implemented a two-year strategy to make certification fees more equitable across categories. In 2023, we are…

September 27, 2022 | Blog


Have you ever wondered how healthy the food that we eat is? It is a question on Alvaro Alvarez’s mind, and the motivation behind his goal of learning how to grow and provide the healthiest produce to his community. To make this goal a reality, he is studying organic agriculture at ALBA, the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association, and working through the…

September 27, 2022 | Blog

In June, USDA began accepting applications from specialty crop producers to offset eligible costs of attaining food safety certification. The deadline to apply to the Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops Program (FSCSC) is January 31, 2023.

To be eligible for FSCSC, you must meet the following criteria: 

Be a specialty crop operation Be a small business (with annual specialty crop sales of more than $250,000 but not more than $500,000) or very small business (with annual specialty crop sales of no more than $250,000) Have obtained or renewed a 2022 food safety…