Produce Application

Harris Family Farm

Owner: David and Gladne Harris

Address:
5313 CR 224
Water Valley, MS 38965
Yalabusha County

daytime phone: (662) 473-9225

Application Date: 2008-08-08

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I wish to grow garlic seed for a company that would like certification of some kind
Are you currently third party Certified for your produce operation by any other organization (Organic, Biodynamic, etc)? *
no
Have you ever been certified in the past? *
yes
If yes, please note which agencies and dates: *
CNG 2008-2013
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
From Bob @ Gourmet Garlic Gardens

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
1
Number of above acreage that you own: *
1
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
1
Fruit Crops:
1
Hay:
0
Grains/Beans:
0
Sugarbush:
0
Other Acreage:
22
Please check all items you grow and will market as Certified Naturally GrownTM *











Please Specify Any Other Items:
Please check all markets you grow for (this will be displayed on your farm profile to help potential buyers find you). *











Please Specify Other Markets:

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
rear tine tiller
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Winter rye nd beans/peas, buckwheat in summer
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
on farm, kitchen scraps, wood chips yard debris
Please list application rates. Give a specific amount or range (for example: one to two tons per acre, ten wheelbarrow loads per 1,000 square feet, or 1-2 inches deep). Do not answer "varies". *
1-2 inches deep
Do you use Manure? *
no
Please list any other brought in fertility sources that you use (specific rock powders, lime, soybean / alfalfa meal, specific purchased pre-mixes, etc)and how often it's used. If you indicate a name brand product, please also specify the ingredient/s. *
Organic Choice Miracle grow all purpose fertilizer, Organic bone meal, org.blood meal, green sand, rock phosphate, dolomitic lime, compost tea, organic all purpose ferililzers, worm castings from my worm bed
Have any chemical fertilizers been applied to the fields you are seeking Certification for in the last three years (36 months)? *
no
Have any non-acceptable pesticides and/or herbicides been applied to these fields in the last 3 years? *
no
Do you use Professional Soil Testing services? *
yes
Describe your primary weed problems AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual weed challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
lots of weeds. Hand weed or use frequent tilling. Mulch covers,
Describe your primary insect challenges AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual pest challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
Not too significant. Mostly hand pick. Have used New generation diahwashing soap for aphids and ants several years ago, but will discontinue. May use some diameteous earth.
Describe your primary disease challenges AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual disease challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
some blight, use crop rotation. sanitation. discard diseased plants, crop rotation of at least 3 years
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
city water system. looking into pond irrigation from my own pond
Are there any known contaminants in the irrigation water? *
no
Are you a maple producer who seeks to certify your sugarbush? *
no

Seeds, Transplants and Buffers

Do you purchase or grow using any Genetically Modified seeds? *
no
Do you use any chemically treated seeds in your operation? *
no
Do you grow your own transplants? *
yes
Are they grown using Naturally Grown/Organic methods? *
yes
If they're not grown according to CNG methods, please list them here. This produce may not be sold as Certified Naturally Grown. (If they are, put "N/A") *
GROWN TO CNG STANDARDS
Do you purchase any transplants from outside sources? *
no
Chemical/Spray Drift and Buffers:
Is there any likelihood of Chemical/Spray drift contamination of your fields? *
no
Do you have an adequate buffer to protect yourself from potential contamination? *
yes
Please describe your buffer. Be as specific as possible. On all sides, how far is it from your crops to the next closest use (road, conventional crop, residential yard)? Be sure to specify what is grown on neighboring land that is in agricultural use. For example: To the north and east, a wooded area of at least 100 yards separates us from the neighbor's corn fields, to the south is a fallow field at least 100 yards deep separating us from the road, and to the west about 60 feet separates our crops from a field where conventional corn and soybeans are grown. *
property isolated and protected by trees. I don't know exact deminsions, but We have 22 acres on four sides bordered by forest. Our frontage is lined with trees except for the entrance. Our gardens are well over 100 ft from any property lines. as far as I know there is no agricurtural growth besides deer plots and pine trees in my area

Agreements

Please indicate your agreement with the following statements by checking the boxes.
I will not label, or in any way lead consumers to believe that produce not raised in accord with CNG standards is Certified Naturally GrownTM. *
I understand that I have to complete at least one (and hopefully more) Certification Inspection(s) of another farm in my area each year, and that the inspection will NOT be of the same farmer that inspected me. *
I have reviewed the Certified Naturally Grown certification standards, I understand them, and I will abide by them. I understand that if I have any questions I may contact CNG for clarification. *
You may use this space to tell us anything else you think we should know about your farm:
I am commited to keeping chemicals off my produce and to teach others to do the same. I am always learning about safe food standards. My own fanmily eats frequenty out of my garden.