Organic Certification Application

Apply for Organic Certification

We are thrilled you are taking your first step toward becoming certified organic through NOFA-NY. Please fill out the following information as accurately and completely as possible so that we can assemble a custom packet for you containing all of the certification application forms specific to your operation.

The process for organic certification takes approximately 8-12 weeks (on average) depending on the complexity and location of your operation, as well as your ability to demonstrate compliance with regulations at the time of inspection.

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By filling out the following information we can accurately assemble a custom certification application specific to your operation.

Understanding & Identifying desired Organic Scopes:

Tell us the scope(s) you will be seeking certification in:

Examples of Scopes by Operation Types:

  • A Dairy Farm traditionally has two scopes - Crops (hay/pasture) & Livestock
  • A Livestock Farms traditionally has two scopes – Crops & Livestock
  • If you plan to produce organic value added products on your farm e.g. cheese; then you would also add a handling scope
  • Maple Syrup Operations require two scopes – Crops & Handling
  • A Crop Farm planning to dry and package their organic herbs would be a Crops & Handling scope
  • A Slaughterhouse would be considered Handling/Processed products
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Tell about any special products or operations you may be seeking certification in:

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