small farm

small farm

184 Gleasondale Road
(Route 62)
Stow, MA

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Notice to our customers

The 1990 Organic Food Production Act requires that a farm be certified as an organic producer in order to label its products organic. Organic certification entails significant fees and costs of recordkeeping and paperwork. This would require us to raise our prices, so we have decided not to pursue certification at this time. This requirement became effective on October 21, 2002.

This will not affect the way we grow our produce, only what we can call it. We will not change our growing methods, which we believe to be capable of satisfying the certification requirements should we decide it is necessary. We will be happy to answer questions on our methods and practices.

In our view, certification is necessary only for wholesale markets and markets beyond the local area. Since we sell only locally and since local customers can see for themselves how we operate, we believe that our customers will continue to have confidence in our farm’s products.

We welcome your comments.

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Last update 20140220