Our farm is certified by MCIA organic services- www.mciaorganic.org To comply with the USDA National Organic Program we had to create an ‘Organic Farm Plan’ and be certified by a third party. We chose MCIA organic services as our certifier. We pay fees to MCIA and they work with us to make sure we follow the organic rules and complete the needed records stay in compliance with the National Organic Program. We have to update our forms and submit our records once each year. We also have a full day farm inspection each year. The inspector tours the farm and our facilities, reviews our recording keeping, and then tests our records by choosing one of our crops from the previous year and traces the records backwards from the invoice of sale when it left the farm, to the day it was packed, then to the harvest record and block it was grown in. They look at the production records and review all the practices and inputs that we used to produce that fruit.