CCOF staff are working remotely and the CCOF office in Santa Cruz, California is temporarily closed to the public to help keep our staff and community safe from COVID-19. Response times may be slower than usual. We are still accepting new applications. Learn more.
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COVID-19 Crisis Response Resources

We've compiled resources for the organic community to help you learn more and navigate this challenging time. Find support on our Crisis Response Resources page »

Hardship Assistance
Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund

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

 

Policy Report
Roadmap to an Organic California: Policy Report

The Roadmap to an Organic California: Policy Report outlines the steps to use organic to sequester more carbon, stimulate local economies, and protect the health of all Californians. Read the report and get involved »

Transition
$5,000 Grants for Organic Transition

Are you thinking about transitioning your farmland to organic? Apply for a $5,000 grant to support you during the transition process, from the CCOF Foundation and Anheuser Busch's Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Contract for Change program. Applications are due April 30 »

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.

August 10, 2019

Permaculture Food Forests: Planning, Growing and Enjoying Year-Round AbundanceAn Applied Permaculture Practicum in Santa Cruz & Surrounding...

March 7, 2020

Learn how to get started growing medicinal herbs in the home garden at the Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz on Saturday, March 7 from 9:30am to...

April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting everyone in California, but we know that agricultural communities and those that already struggled to put healthy...

Farmer (Farm Manager) We are building a 130-acre regenerative farm from ground-zero in Rescue,...

Must have excellent gardening skills. Able to create growing plan and keep our farm produce stand...

Monarch Tractor is accepting applications to join our Partnership series in 2020. The Monarch...

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

March 30, 2020 | CCOF Blog
As communities come together to build resilience in this deeply challenging time, CCOF is compiling resources that support our members and the organic community. Visit our Crisis Resilience Resources webpage for links to helpful resources for...
March 30, 2020 | CCOF Blog
With the advent of shelter-in-place orders across the United States, many may be looking for new ways to access fresh produce. CCOF’s online member directory allows you to search for organic farmers in your area. CCOF members are hard at work this...
March 30, 2020 | CCOF Blog
Note: This post was written on March 26, 2020.
March 30, 2020 | CCOF Blog
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) provides grants, capped at $100,000, for over 25 practices that boost soil health. Eligible practices include cover crops, compost application, prescribed grazing, planting of hedgerows, mulch...