member news

Launching in Mid-November: CCOF Membership Survey!

This November, CCOF will launch a survey of our membership in partnership with Washington State University’s Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC). 

It is important to receive responses from a wide range of CCOF-certified businesses, so we encourage as many of our members as possible to submit your survey. Your information and responses will remain confidential; the results will be presented in such a way that no individual’s response can be identified by CCOF. 

Thank You, Bill Reynolds and Eel River Produce!

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CCOF shares a big appreciation to Bill Reynolds of Eel River Produce in Humboldt County for his expertise in seed breeding and commitment to organic agriculture. Reynolds, a certified organic farmer since 1989, is an organic farmer specializing in dry farming and known for developing the dark start zucchini, Eel River melon, stella blue squash, and other crops. 

GAP Welcomes Fair Farm Colorado, Its First Certified Egg Operation

Fair Farm Colorado, a CCOF member based in Longmont, Colorado, is the first egg operation to be certified to the Laying Hen and Pullet standards of the Global Animal Partnership (GAP), a comprehensive farm animal welfare standards program. Fair Farm Colorado’s operation is certified to GAP’s Entire Life on Farm (Step 5+).

CCOF Processor/Handler Chapter Meeting

Join us for the annual CCOF Processor/Handler Chapter meeting in Fresno, California, on February 27, 2019, at 3:40 p.m. Pacific Time.

This meeting is being held at the DoubleTree Hilton at the end of the CCOF Annual Conference. Learn more about the full conference.*

If you cannot join the chapter meeting in person you can do so remotely via GoToMeeting: 
GoToMeeting Virtual Attendance Registration

Welcome to Stellar and Demeter USA Operations

In June we learned that Stellar Certification Services—the organic certification arm of the Biodynamic certifier, Demeter USA—would surrender its accreditation. We quickly forged a partnership with Demeter and worked to provide an orderly process and safe option for Stellar’s certified organic operations. This process has been heartwarming and positive as we’ve gotten to know the dedicated organic farmers and processors involved.