We’ve always farmed under organic principals, but we’re working on official paperwork which will give us certification from an organisation called Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G).
The beginning of our organic certification journey is well documented here.
Although we know we’re already doing what we need to do to be certified, it’s always nice to have the stamp of approval.
So what exactly does organic mean? In basic terms it’s farming at the very highest levels of animal welfare, saying no to pesticides, herbicides and artificial fertilisers, and managing our land in a way that encourages more wildlife. While the term “sustainable” is often used, we try and go further and ensure that we are regenerative.
Organic food has to come from a trusted source, and we will be inspected at least once a year to ensure we adhere to these standards.
OF&G certifies more than half of organic land in the UK. They ensure that their certified farms adhere to European Organic Standards.
As a consumer, buying organic produce means you are choosing products which are always free-range, contain no artificial colours or preservatives, contain fewer pesticides, are free from the routine use of antibiotics, including no genetically modified ingredients.
Overall organic means better for you and better for the planet.