are we organic?
No, we are not certified organic and do not currently plan to seek organic certification.
It's our belief that most consumers look to organic labeling to address a core value they feel regarding how their food is grown and handled. Due to the distance and lack of communication between the grower and the consumer, the organic label has been created in an attempt to bridge this communication gap. The issue is that organic means different things to different people (some of which I have listed below) so this communication is imperfect. Additional issues arise as governmental agencies get involved to enforce the rules of organic certification. This enforcement costs money and initiates a reason to look for loop holes to "get around" the rules.
Our belief is that the better route than organic certification is for REAL communication to take place between the grower and consumer. Consumers that actually talk face to face with the farmer no longer have to infer what is meant by the organic label. Questions can be direct. Consumers can visit the farm. Growers can explain why they do what they do.
For this reason we are not at this time seeking organic certification.
Different Meanings of "Organic":