Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food that ensures quality by proving that specific guidelines have been met. In general, any business directly involved in food production can be certified, including seed suppliers, farmers, food processors, etc. Requirements generally involve a set of production standards for growing, storage, processing, packaging and shipping.
Jerry Dell Farms has been Certified Organic by the NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC since 2000.
Some of the requirements include:
- Treated wood, including fence posts, is prohibited where it may come into contact with organic land or animals.
- Land must not have had any prohibited substances (synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, treated seeds) applied to it for at least three years to be eligible for certification.
- A three-year history on every field and pasture must be submitted. It must include crops grown, and substances applied for the past three years.
- Livestock over six months old must have access to managed pasture with edible forage during the entire grazing season (minimum of 120 days).
- Tail docking is prohibited.
- To market certified organic meat, the slaughterhouse must be certified organic.
- Hay, straw, corn stalks, and other agricultural products used as bedding must be certified organic.
- Develop appropriate housing for animals, including young stock. Animals over 6 months old must have daily access to the outdoors (including winter).
- We will be open Wed & Sat. 10-4. Lots of Organically raised BEEF, PORK & LAMB.... November 25, 2014We will be open Wed & Sat. 10-4. Lots of Organically raised BEEF, PORK & LAMB. EGGS, HONEY. Bbq sauces and rubs. Starting next week only open Sat. 10-4 for winter hrs. Pick up some roasts and ham for when you are sick of the turkey.
- The CSA mY be over, but we still have lots of ORGANIC PRODUCE!!! KALE, SQUASH, C... November 7, 2014The CSA mY be over, but we still have lots of ORGANIC PRODUCE!!! KALE, SQUASH, CARROTS, BEETS & MORE. ORGANICALLY RAISED BEEF, PORK & LAMB. Open until 6 today. Sat 10-4. Sign up early for next years CSA share & save.
- We are proud to be featured in this video produced by Wegmans. Get a glimpse of... September 13, 2014We are proud to be featured in this video produced by Wegmans. Get a glimpse of our family, happy cows, beautiful pastures, and the cutest taste tester. Jerry Dell Farms and Wegmans Organic Greek Yogurt - A Healthy Partnershiphttp://youtu.be/Vgoxe2l7C54
- We will be open Wed & Sat. 10-4. Lots of Organically raised BEEF, PORK & LAMB.... November 25, 2014