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OCal—Comparable-to-Organic Cannabis Certification in California

Cannabis growers in California can now display their commitment to growing their products organically through CCOF's comparable-to-organic OCal certification. Learn more »

Cost Share
Cost Share—A Refund of Organic Certification Fees!

Receive a reimbursement of 50% of your certification costs (up to $500 per scope of certification), including California State Organic Program Fees! Learn more »


Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund

We provide financial assistance to organic producers and processors/handlers who suffer losses due to extreme hardship. Apply today » (thru Nov 19)

Future Organic Farmer Grants for FFA Students

Are you an FFA student interested in doing an organic project? Do you know a high school student who is curious about organic ag? Apply now for a grant to fund your project - the deadline is November 12 »


CCOF is a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. We envision a world where organic is the norm.

May 14, 2022

Permaculture Food Forests Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year Round Abundance An Applied Permaculture Practicum in Santa Cruz & Surrounding…

November 10, 2021

Does your business fall into the fully covered category of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food rule? If so,…

November 2, 2021

Are you a farmer or rancher in the Sacramento region planning to retire, and wondering what will happen to your land and business? Thinking about the…

Raw Roots Farm is located in the Sierra Foothills just outside Yosemite National Park. Raw Roots…
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CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

October 18, 2021 | Blog

Monterey, CA (October 12, 2021) — Total organic fresh produce sales for the third quarter (Q3) of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by three percent from the same period last year and nearing $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to the Q3 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report released exclusively by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners. 

As food service sectors continued to reopen, the third quarter of 2021 generated growth in organic fresh produce sales at retail, despite a comp period of Q3, 2020 that was highlighted by…

October 18, 2021 | Blog


Looking up from the sidewalk, you can’t miss which building has the urban farm on top. The rosemary cascades over the roof’s edges, the buckwheat blooms with bushy abandon, and the hedgerows are an unmistakably lush, green beacon against the blue Berkeley skies.

“There’s a lot of life up here,” observes Joanna Letz, founder of Bluma Farms, as she looks out onto the sparkling San Francisco Bay and Golden…

October 11, 2021 | Blog

The CCOF Foundation is pleased to partner with Community Alliance with Family Farmers and “The Farmers Beet” to launch our new podcast “Radio Organic: Sound Bites from the Organic Community.” 

In our four-part pilot series, we’ll chat briefly each week with long-time organic farmers about marketing techniques that have helped them run successful, resilient organic businesses. As a part of each interview, we ask our guest farmers what recommendations they have for newer…

October 4, 2021 | Article

CCOF has updated multiple grower Organic System Plan (OSP) forms. We encourage all CCOF-certified growers to use the new forms to streamline inspections and OSP updates. Here are a few highlights:

•    The Affidavit of Land History in the Parcel Application form has been updated to indicate clearly the “who, what, and when” for documentation needed to certify new land. Also see our Add Acreage Instructions for more information on adding additional…