While we have always used organic practices here at Dandelion Ridge Farm, we are proud to share that we have finally received our Organic Certification from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA)! We felt that it was important to go through the certification process to have official confirmation of these practices and demonstrate our commitment to sustainability.
The detailed process of organic certification includes not only verification that we don’t use harmful chemicals, but also documentation of our seed sources, conservation practices, water sources and use, weed and pest control strategies, buffer zones and road signage, and post-harvest handling practices, just to name a few. Lots of record-keeping details! An inspector came out to the farm over the summer and did a thorough assessment, as well. Farmers reapply for certification each year, keeping KDA up to date on our plans for the season and any other changes.
We’re thrilled to reach this exciting milestone, and look forward to sharing our Certified Organic produce with you this season!