We are proud of the quality and safety of our produce. We use growing techniques that are safe, sustainable, and enrich soil health. As part of our commitment to food safety and ecological stewardship, all of our products are 100% certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program by MOFGA Certification Services, and GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Certified by the United States Department of Agriculture.
For organic certification, we are audited at least annually by an independent inspector who ensures that we are following all USDA NOP guidelines. Organic inspectors walk our fields and greenhouses, talk with our staff, inspect our produce and materials storage areas, and review our production and financial records to ensure that we are in complete compliance with the NOP regulations. We are also subject to random unannounced audits and pesticide residue testing. MOFGA has been certifying organic farmers since 1972, is one of the country’s oldest certification programs, and is a grassroots organization active in the fight for organic integrity.
GAP is a voluntary food safety certification managed by the Department of Agriculture. GAP certification includes at least annual audits, including surprise audits, that involve harvest observation, interviews with farm staff, and inspection of farm fields and facilities. We are required to regularly test our irrigation water, follow an approved food safety plan, and comply with extensive record keeping and standard operating procedures to document our food safety and worker safety practices.