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Organic Certification

184CutfreshOrganics9-4-14The Organic Certification is the document issued by our certification agency, Maryland Department of Agriculture, which shows that we have met all the requirements stated by the National Organic Program to be considered “Certified Organic.” The 1st step in becoming certified organic is to have farmland that hasn’t had unapproved substances (synthetic fertilzer, synthetic soil amendments, and synthetic pesticides) for 3 years. This time period assures these unapproved substances are not present in the soil and won’t be taken up by the organic crops. A few of our practices to remain “Certified Organic” include growing crops without these unnapproved substances, having a minimum of a three year crop rotation (having three years between the same crop on the same field), using proper labels and packaging, and documenting everything we do on the farm.

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