The CCOF Processor/Handler Chapter is comprised of diverse set of operations that are located throughout the United States, and range in size from small, family-run businesses to large corporations. Our chapter represents all sectors within the organic food industry and our diversity affords our chapter members unparalleled access to a breadth of expertise and experience about how to successfully source, produce, and sell a multitude of goods in the burgeoning domestic and international organic market.
The At-Large (AL) chapter is for certified farmers and ranchers outside of established chapters in California and Mexico.
The CCOF Pacific Southwest Chapter has a large membership of over 300 producers, handlers, processors, and supporting members centered in San Diego County. The chapter leadership committee is working hard to revive chapter interest with engaging programs and expanding outreach to areas outside San Diego (Northern LA, the deserts, and Arizona). With the onset of USDA regulations and the management of the review process moving from the chapter level to the main CCOF office, the chapter suffered an identity crises and interest waned. We are excited to reinvigorate our chapter.