Sourcing certified organic seed and plant stock
As a certified organic farm, you are required to use organically grown seeds and planting stock if the variety — or its equivalent — is available.
How do I find certified organic seeds?
In addition to reviewing your seed suppliers, several seed search engines can help find available seed varieties. The Organic Seed Alliance, OMRI Seed Search, and Pick-a-Carrot Seed Search are good places to start.
Do I always need to use organic seedlings?
Yes, annual seedlings must be grown organically. The only approved use of non-organic annual seedlings is for re-planting in cases of natural disasters as recognized by the USDA.
What about seeds for sprouting?
Organic seeds must be used for edible sprouts without exception.