Organic Certification questions

RDH rdhopkins at americanpasturage.com
Thu Jul 18 00:46:57 EDT 2002


Another way to help identify yourself is to subscribe to the American
Homestead Foods Family Farm Project.  It is there to help family farmers
regain their identity to the consumers.

http://www.homesteadfoods.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex McGregor [mailto:waldenfarm at sprintmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 10:39 AM
To: Market Farming
Subject: [market-farming] Re: Organic Certification questions


One of many reasons why I haven't recertified.

I've been selling my produce direct at markets and on farm this year as
"Ethically Grown", with only limited sales to a "health food supermarket"
which
specializes in "organic" produce.  It took some talking, but I convinced
them
that I'd been around long enough that lots of people knew my name and the
farm
name.  They sell my high dollar stuff with the farm logo and the phrase,
"Alex
McGregor, Grower."  I printed them sheets with this on it to go on their
price
signs.

As Allison says, we're back in the education business, folks.  Perhaps we
should
develop regional or state orgs. as we did for certification to pool our time
and
resources to get the word out about how we are different from "organic."
Here's
a group that has been doing such for awhile:
 http://www.thefoodalliance.org/

Now, all of you, get back to work!  ;>)

--
Alex McGregor
Walden Farm



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