Split (parallel) farms
#Farms with organic and non-organic crops
Farmers are eligible to produce both organic and non-organic crops on their operation. However, it is critical that you are able to clearly demonstrate and document that no commingling or contamination of organic crops can occur with non-organic crops or prohibited conventional materials.
Adding a new organic ingredient
There are two categories of operations that produce both organic and conventional crops:
Organic crops grown are different from the non-organic crops produced
- Parallel operations
Farm produces the same crops as both organic and non-organic
Split and parallel operations must be vigilant about preventing contamination of all organic crops. If your operation is or intends to have, either split or parallel production, consider the following:
- Organic crops and land have a sufficient buffer zone to prevent cross-contamination
- Equipment/tools used on organic and non-organic crops/land meet contamination and commingling prevention (cleaning) requirements
- Proper handling for storage, transport, and sale (e.g., avoid commingling, clear labeling, etc.)
- Separate and clear records for organic and non-organic production/sales
Forms & Documents
Please note: If you applied for certification using our Online OSP via SOW Organic, you can make all of your OSP updates and requests through your account. All others should download the above and submit it to <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=V25qW1VUbkRZNw5IeARTFSV1bVpW_19>.