Organic Standards & CCOF Organic Certification
Over the past 3 years, we have worked closely with an organization known as CCOF. They are the top organization that certifies all types of organic farming in the State of California. Their standards exceed the USDA and have stringent guidelines for organic farmers. Fortunately, our lands were fallow for many years before we bought the farm. With some tender loving care, we have been able to bring our cropland back into balance with nature and meet or exceed the guidelines.
When we first arrived, we burned off all the undesirable weed types found, including the yellow starthistle. We then found that our neighbors had an abundance of raw materials that used to make 4000 yards of rich organic compost to add to the land and dedicated to the first crop. We also were able to grow excellent cover crops such as yellow mustard, crimson clover, and buckwheat, thus adding lots of organic matter to the sandy loam. Using cover crops is nature’s way to improve soil health and adding the nutrients necessary to maintain perfect plant health.
We are making updates on Facebook, documenting how we continue to improve the soils step by step.
Have A Question About Basaltic Garlic Farms Or Our Organic Garlic?
Check out our organic farming process and how it exceeds USDA Standards. Further, we only use sustainable agriculture practices on our nutrition-rich land, a perfect blend of volcanic sandy loam. Because this allows us to grow beautiful garlic. With a goal to only sell the best of the best to our customers. Located in beautiful Lassen County, 7 miles east of the town of McArthur California.