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Renew Your Organic Certification 

Today Please complete your renewal contract and pay your annual fee by January 1, 2022, to remain certified. Renew online now »

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 »

Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund

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

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 sustainable 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…

March 4, 2022

Herald Meetings invites you to attend our Global Summit On Medicinal Plants And Marine Drugs which is going to be held on March 04 to 05, 2022 |…

January 19, 2022

The 42nd EcoFarm Conference, January 19-22, 2022 will return to Asilomar State Beach & Conference Center, for an in person gathering of…

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CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

December 7, 2021 | Blog

Thank you for your support of organic in 2021! 
As you gather close to family this time of year, CCOF staff will be doing the same. Please note that the CCOF office will be closed from December 24 through December 31.

If you have urgent certification needs, please submit updates as early as possible to Updates received during the office closure will be reviewed in the order received once our teams are back in January.
We’ll be sure to get back to your messages and requests when we return.

December 7, 2021 | Article

CCOF maintains low, competitive annual certification fees by charging modest administrative fees for additional services such as adding or transferring parcels.  

We are implementing process and fee improvements for clients adding new parcels, effective January 1, 2022. See our Add Acreage Instructions for full details.

The add acreage fee will be streamlined to a base fee of $125 per new parcel to align with all other additional service fees and allow clients to better project certification…
December 7, 2021 | Article

A reminder for operations exporting organic products to Mexico: 

Mexico’s import regulation affecting organic exports to Mexico takes effect January 1, 2022. The regulation requires a control or transaction document to accompany shipment of certain organic commodities (listed in Annex 1 sections b–f). Work with your importer to determine if your exports will require a control document.

CCOF strongly encourages you to enroll in the Mexico Compliance Program to be ready to comply when this…

December 7, 2021 | Blog

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) for all food processors regardless of their compliance status. Following good food safety practices also gives you and your customers confidence in the safety of your food products. Join us for the fourth webinar in our FSMA 101 for Organic Processors series for an overview of cGMPs for organic processors.

In this webinar, we will go through the basics of cGMPs requirements and recordkeeping. Learn about…