- VERIFIED: The “Certified Organic” label tells you the food you buy has been verified as organically grown by an independent third party (For Green Alchemy, NOFA-NY provides integrity to meet that role)!
- INSPECTED: The independent third party (NOFA-NY) conducts an annual on-farm inspection.
- DOCUMENTED: Certified Organic farms MUST document all crop and soil inputs and develop soil fertility and pest control plans to manage unexpected problems without resorting to prohibited materials. Certification is ASSURANCE that the grower knows and understands farming practices permitted under organic standards!
- SUPPORTING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES and a HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT: Organic certification mandates that farmers use practices that reduce impacts on our environment, our communities and ourselves!!*