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We all know what that is, seeing that green stamp on products in the grocery store and on signs at the farmers market.
But, is it worth it?
Is it only for large farms?
I use organic methods, do I need the stamp?
What goes into getting certified?
Should I get certified organic?
These are all common questions that I hear being asked with the small scale farming community. They are also questions that my guest today Scott Murray gets a lot, and helps a lot with.
Scott’s a 40-year-old organic farming veteran who’s been around the organic farming movement since the beginning, before it was a big thing. Today he will share his knowledge of what he’s learned about the organic movement and how he views organic certification in terms of who it’s right for, when it makes sense to get, and what goes into getting it.
If you were thinking about getting certified but had some reservations, this episode will address those common reservations and leave you with a clear idea of what’s involved in the process. And it just might not be as expensive or cumbersome as you think it is after all.
More about farmer Scott Murray:
Edge of Urban Farm
- “Unintended consequences are one of the things which sneak up on us.”
- “Nothing else works…. like the chemical works.” But other stuff works.
- The Southern California coffee plantation which Scott has helped to develop
- Organic farmer Scott Murray is changing the face of SD’s food scene—one crop at a time
Learn more about organic certification:
Certification Tips for Growers
USDA Organic Certification Cost Share Program