Certified Animal Welfare Approved / 100% Grassfed Certified
As of July 2018, we are certified Animal Welfare Approved and 100% Grassfed Certified. This includes the current calf crop.
Certified Organic status achieved for crops and for beef cattle
As of December 2017, we are certified for both crops and beef cattle by Natures International. The beef cattle certification applies to all calves born on or after mid-March 2018 because the momma cows were inadvertantly fed one bale of conventional hay in mid-December 2018, a few days before the inspection. Shortly after that, all the conventional hay that was left was gone, and now we have only certified organic hay on the farm.
Certified Transitional status achieved
On February 12, 2015, we received notification that our vegetable products were Certified Transitional effective December 17, 2014. A small area of hay production was also certified; we applied for that to make sure we knew the procedures for hay. We plan to apply for Certified Organic status of the entire farm later this year.