Secretary of California's Department of Food and Agriculture, Karen Ross (center), having a blast at the CCOF Foundation Awards Feast in #sacramento!! She stands alongside Kevin Hesser from Calaveras High school (far right), Jessica Parr, CCOF Foundation Assistant Director (right of Karen), Allen Harthorn, CCOF Foundation Board Chair (left of Karen), and Bennie Hesser, Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund recipient from Calaveras High School (far left). APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for 2018 Future Organic Farmer Grants!! Head to ccof.org/foundation to learn more and apply!! #nonprofit #agriculture #education #california #education #science #biology #plantscience #learning #knowledge #ccof #organic #farming #farmers #america #ffa #wholefood #paleo #food
Last week Heather had the pleasure of working a CCOF inspection at Spear Vineyards. CCOF, for those of you unfamiliar with the term, stands for California Certified Organic Farmers and is one of the many wonderful Organic Certifications vineyards in the United States can apply for. Spear Vineyards is an exceptional example of organic farming. They have a beneficial insect attractant cover crop planted every fifth row, several owl boxes, and are highly conscious about their water and energy usage, to name a few of their fabulous practices. Not to mention, it is an incredibly beautiful place making great wine. If you are ever in Northern Santa Barbara County and looking for an amazing place to taste wine, make an appointment with Spear. You won’t be disappointed!
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We loved seeing all the #ccof signage on our recent visit to @wildrootsmarket in #Felton! The 'Organic is Non-GMO & More' seal helps consumers understand organic standards. The use of GMOs is prohibited in organic production, and organic production supports a food system that values environmental stewardship, public health, animal welfare, transparent labels, and traceability of prodcuts without the use of toxic fertilizers or pesticides. Looking forward to the Wild Roots Market Grand Opening on May 19th, a #certifiedorganic retailer! #california #organicfood #nongmo #organic #shoplocal #usa #america #foodie #trending #bayarea #sf #wholefood #droz
Still life in the nursery with the native wildflower Phacelia hubbyi. We have a raised box in one corner where we grow plants that attract beneficial insects as part of our “pest management strategy.” For me this is one of the things that makes our nursery “yes yes” - meaning that we really strive to incorporate the principles of organic farming in all that we do - create diversity and balance even in the microcosm of the greenhouse - no sprays of any kind. #phacelia #phaceliahubbyi #ipm #organicnursery #yesyesnursery #certifiedorganic #ccof #canativeplants #californianativeplants #nosprays
Working with California Certified Organic Farmers is big for us. This vineyard’s unique location in west Marin County’s Petaluma Gap offers fog + a “wind tunnel” resulting in smaller yields, moderate sugar levels, and optimum levels of acidity.
Located south of Santa Cruz in the Pajaro Valley, Tomatero Farm has been CA Certified Organic since day one. Implementing beneficial plants, insects, native hedgerows and frequent crop rotation keeps their soil at peak fertility and health. These big, beautiful, sugary-sweet strawberries are thanks to the vibrant soil and thoughtful growing practices. @tomaterofarm #ccof #strawberryseason
Just dropped the wonderful Johnston family off at the airport 😭😭😭 They have been a blessing to each and everyone of us. The best gift 🎁 that they've given us is their constant prayers. They speak life over every child, staff and volunteer and that has broken bonds and allow the Holy Spirit to transform our character. We couldn't have asked for a better family! Love them so much 💟💞 They have left their mark in our hearts and CCO will miss them! 😭😍😘
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