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Central Coast

All CCOF certified clients automatically become members when they get certified. Members belong to one of 14 chapters based on their geographic region. All CCOF certified processors belong to a single chapter regardless of location.

About the Chapter

The CCOF Central Coast Chapter was founded in February 1976 as CCOF’s first chapter at a meeting in Watsonville, California. Our chapter contains a wide range of producers, handlers, retailers and others in the greater Monterey Bay Area and San Francisco Bay Area. Monterey County was identified as the 3rd most agriculturally productive county in the United States in USDA’s 2022 Census of Agriculture. The area around Salinas is known as the Salad Bowl of the World, and this includes organic.

Climates of production in the region range from mountains and high valleys to near sea level and allow our members to produce everything organic, from citrus and avocados to Brussels sprouts, artichokes, eggs, beef, fine wine, fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, flowers, seeds, and mushrooms.

We pride ourselves in our connections with consumers. As the home of the main office of CCOF and a variety of the largest and smallest organic producers in the state, we are known as a center of organic innovation, food safety, advocacy, and preservation and improvement of our environment and society. We welcome anyone interested in supporting organic agriculture in our area to participate in our activities. We look forward to increasing our visibility in the greater marketplace and the community.


Chapter Counties

San Francisco County

San Mateo County

Santa Cruz County

Alameda County

Santa Clara County

San Benito County

Monterey County

Chapter Contact

Lily Nugent