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Farmers' Market Best Practices Guide

A guide to help organic producers and farmers' market managers better understand how the word "organic" may be used at a farmers' market.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Feed Type DMI Table

Use this document as a reference for average dry matter percentages for common feeds.

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Food Safety Services for Organic Farms

Learn about the field-level food safety services that CCOF has to offer!

Grower Helpful documents or flyer
Get Certified Organic - 6 Simple Steps

Outlined are the 6 simple steps for getting certified.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Guidance for Determining COR Compliance for Handlers

This document is provided to CCOF clients and staff to provide guidance for determining whether processing/ handling practices comply with the requirements for compliance certification to the COR standards. These standards apply ONLY to operations producing organic food products in Canada.

Processor located in Canada Helpful documents or flyer, Instructions
International Market Labeling Guide

CCOF has developed this helpful guide to explain the requirements for labels on organic products sold in Canada, the EU, Japan, Korea, and Mexico. All products being shipped to these markets under a U.S. Organic Equivalency Arrangement must meet the labeling requirements of the destination market. Please submit all labels to CCOF for approval prior to printing.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Processor located in Canada Helpful documents or flyer, Instructions
Introduction to Livestock Certification

Helpful tips on livestock certification.

Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Land History and Pesticide Use Report (PUR) Verification Request

Submit to California counties for assistance with verifying land use history and performing PUR records searches.

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word document, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below. Check out CCOF's additional record keeping Google templates.

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
MyCCOF and Supplier Management User Guides

User guides for MyCCOF: Online Certification Tool, and Supplier Management

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer, Instructions
MyCCOF: Certification Made Simple

MyCCOF provides the online tools that make certification simpler for you. Use MyCCOF to easily manage certification, track suppliers, and search and add materials for use in organic production.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler Helpful documents or flyer
Operations Certified to the Canadian Organic Regime

List of operations certified to Canadian Organic Regime. This list is updated on a monthly basis.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Operations Certified to the CCOF International Standard for Export to Switzerland

List of operations certified to the CCOF International Standard for export to Switzerland. Operations on this list are equivalent to the Swiss Organic Farming Ordinance. This list is updated on a monthly basis.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Operations Certified to the CCOF International Standard for Export to the EU

List of operations certified to the CCOF International Standard for export to the European Union. This list is updated on a monthly basis.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Organic Certification Cost Share Program Flyer

CCOF believes all operations, small and large, should apply for Organic Certification Cost Share. Learn more about the program, why it matters to the organic movement, and how you can apply and receive a reimbursement of up to 75% of your certification costs.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer, Instructions
Organic Labeling Guidelines

An easy to read organic labeling chart.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer

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