CCOF Crisis Resilience Resources

As communities come together to build resilience in this deeply challenging time, CCOF is compiling resources that support our members and the organic community. Check back often as this webpage will be updated regularly with links to helpful resources for organic businesses.

We are working with partners, allies, and other organizations to gather useful information for the community. Please visit the links below to access the most up-to-date information.

You can help by sharing links to additional resources by emailing policy@ccof.org. We’d love to hear what’s going on with you! Tell us how COVID-19 has impacted you by emailing policy@ccof.org.

Updated on May 18, 2020

Resources by Category:

Certification Updates  |  CSAs/Online Marketing  |  Farmers’ Markets  |  Financial Assistance  |  Health and Safety  |  Community/Industry-Specific  |  Government Guidance  |  Recursos en Español
 

Certification Updates

CCOF staff are working from home and the CCOF office is closed to the public. Please note that our response time may be slower than usual to your requests, especially with school and childcare closures impacting our team members. 

For our certified members, please note the following: 
  • If you or your operation are impacted by COVID-19 and you need additional support, such as due date extensions, we are here to help. Contact us at (831) 423-2263 or inbox@ccof.org
  • Export documents may be delayed by a day or two. Please submit them as early as possible. 
  • Your annual inspection may take an additional 30 days to review. If you need a new certificate in the meantime, please email inbox@ccof.org
  • Organic inspection appointments may be impacted to protect both your health and the inspector’s health. Certified members with upcoming inspections will be notified by email and phone if their inspection appointment will be changed. We ask that you cancel your inspection if you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, and we are also happy to help you reschedule if you have other COVID-19 concerns. Email inspectionoperations@ccof.org for assistance.

We are publishing ongoing updates for our certified members in Certification News:

CSAs/Online Marketing

Farmers’ Markets

  • Guidance for Farmer Direct Sales and Pick-Your-Own Operation During COVID-19 – by CDFA
  • Webinar: Practices at Farmers' Markets in Response to COVID-19 – by the California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets. Access a PDF of the webinar presentation here. Access the recording of the webinar presentation here(The presentation starts 7 minutes and 30 seconds into the recording)
  • Webinar: CA Market Match Practices & COVID-19 + Curbside/Drive-Thru Models. – by the Ecology Center and the California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets. Access a PDF of the webinar presentation here. Access the recording of the webinar presentation here
  • Daily COVID-19 updates and announcementsby the Farmers Market Coalition. Updated regularly.
  • COVID-19 Farmers Market Response and Best Practices by the Farmers Market Coalition. This document includes best practices collected from farmers’ markets across the state and the country.

Financial Assistance

Health and Safety

Community/Industry-Specific

Government Guidance

Recursos en Español

Actualizaciones del Departamento de Certificación

El personal de CCOF está trabajando desde sus casas y la oficina está cerrada al público. Por favor tenga en cuenta que nuestros tiempos de respuesta a sus solicitudes pueden ser más lentos de lo habitual, especialmente con los cierres de escuelas y guarderías que impactan a nuestro equipo.

A nuestros miembros certificados, por favor tengan en cuenta lo siguiente:

  • Si usted o su operación se ven afectados por el COVID-19 y necesitan soporte adicional, como extensiones de fechas de vencimiento, estamos aquí para ayudar. Contáctenos al (831) 423-2263 o inbox@ccof.org.
  • Los documentos de exportación pueden retrasarse uno o dos días. Por favor envíelos tan pronto como sea posible.
  • Puede tomar hasta 30 días adicionales revisar el informe de su inspección anual. Si necesita certificados nuevos en este periodo, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a inbox@ccof.org.
  • Las citas para inspecciones orgánicas pueden verse afectadas para proteger tanto su saludo como la salud del inspector. Los miembros certificados con inspecciones próximas serán notificados por correo electrónico y por teléfono en caso de que haya cambios en sus citas de inspección. Le pedimos que cancele su inspección si usted presenta síntomas similares a los de la gripe, y estaremos complacidos en ayudarlo a reprogramar su inspección si tiene alguna preocupación relacionada con el COVID-19. Envíe un correo electrónico a inspectionoperations@ccof.org para obtener asistencia.

Estaremos publicando continuas actualizaciones para nuestros miembros certificados en Noticias de Certificación:

Recursos Adicionales