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CCOF 50th Anniversary - 2023
Celebrating 50 years of advancing organic agriculture for producers, consumers, and the planet.
PrimusGFS Certification by CCOF

Now offering PrimusGFS food safety certification by and for organic producers! Becoming PrimusGFS certified by CCOF is your passport to larger markets and FSMA compliance. Learn more and apply »

Farmer Market Sign
Coming soon! Changes to regulations may require organic certification.

The USDA National Organic Program is strengthening organic enforcement. Organic certification may be required soon for operations that buy and sell organic products, including brokers, traders, distributors, importers, and private label owners. Find out what this means for you and learn more »

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 »

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.

April 22, 2023

New date! Roses, arguably the "Queen of Flowers," can be finicky, but persistence pays off! This class will be a lively, interactive demonstration/…

March 7, 2023

Join UC Cooperative Extension for a weekly online lunchtime seminar series. Each week we’ll be joined by a guest speaker for a 30-minute presentation…

February 28, 2023

Join UC Cooperative Extension for a weekly online lunchtime seminar series. Each week we’ll be joined by a guest speaker for a 30-minute presentation…

Marble Mountain Farm is an off-grid, 4-acre certified organic family vegetable farm started in 2013…
Position: Homeless Garden Project Crop Production Assistant Hours: 40 hrs/ week; Monday- Friday…
Heritage McDonald Pear Ranch on HWY 162 consisting of 40 acres, 0 slope, 3/2 bd ba house, 6000sq ft…

CCOF News: Stay Up-to-Date on Organic

February 6, 2023 | Blog
CCOF Foundation’s Technical Assistance Specialist Brian Coltrin (middle) with Misael Morales, a farmer in our current Organic Transition program cohort

The CCOF Foundation launched a new cohort of Organic Transition grantees in 2022 with the help of our thoughtful…

February 6, 2023 | Blog

In the wake of the atmospheric river that hit California with a series of intense storms in early January, many people had questions about the status of organically certified ground and about the safety of food grown in flooded fields.

Flooding should not impact the organic certification status of a parcel of land, and flooded parcels will maintain their certification unless it is surrendered, suspended, or revoked. Growers who had their fields flooded will likely not be required to go through the three-year transition after flooding, but certifiers will need to evaluate each farm…

January 30, 2023 | Blog

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Join UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) for a weekly lunchtime seminar series. Each week, we’ll be joined by a guest speaker for a 30-minute presentation followed by questions from the listeners and more general discussion. 

When: January 24–March 21, 2023; Tuesdays, 12–1 p.m. Pacific Time

Where: On Zoom: https://ucanr.…

January 30, 2023 | Blog
Photo Credit to SF Gate

The Central Coast of California was recently barraged with the highest rainfall it has seen in decades. The deluge has brought flooding, landslides, and loss of life and has destroyed homes and building structures. Notably, there is also ongoing damage to…