The Path to an Organic Future

Find out where the path to an organic future led us in 2018 in our organizational annual report. Read about all the ways you helped us contribute to advancing organic agriculture in 2018 »

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Would you like to see organic farmland grow by over one million acres in next decade? Donate to the CCOF Foundation today to help us grow organic and make this a reality »

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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 and apply today »

 

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Let CCOF Certify Your Hemp and CBD

All hemp-derived products, including hemp CBDs and hemp extracts, are eligible for organic certification. Let CCOF help you get certified »

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 4, 2019

Enjoy a free tour of one of the most beautiful locations in Santa Cruz—the 30-acre organic farm at UC Santa Cruz. Guided public tours of the farm are...

August 10, 2019

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

September 23, 2019

Led by local herbalists Darren Huckle and Paula Grainger. Herbal medicines abound in our bioregion. Herbs disguised as ornamentals and “weeds” await...

You have a great organic food or personal care product you know your market will love, but you don’...

CalCAN is a statewide coalition that advances policy reform to realize the powerful climate...

The Natural Trading Company Organic Farm is looking for someone bright, enthusiastic, hard-working...

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

September 16, 2019 | CCOF Blog
Is your produce farm subject to a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) inspection, but you aren’t quite sure what to expect?
September 16, 2019 | CCOF Blog
Enrollment for the USDA Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) began on September 11, 2019. More than $3 billion is available for producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019. Producers in 29 California counties are...
September 16, 2019 | CCOF Blog
The Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) lawsuit against the USDA over the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule will move to final arguments. After multiple failed attempts by USDA to dismiss the case, a U.S. District Court in the District of...
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September 16, 2019 | CCOF Blog
We study, we practice, and we hope to find success in our chosen fields. For those working in organic agriculture, those fields are both literal and figurative.  After the initial elation—and subsequent shock—of starting your organic farming...