Produce Application

LarryVille Gardens LLC

Owner: Michelle Cannon

Address:
W1349 State Road 11
Burlington, WI 53105
Walworth County

daytime phone: (262) 206-2360
evening phone: SAA

Application Date: 2011-02-17

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I wish to provide my customers proof of my commitment to biological farming
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? *
no
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
Internet

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
4
Number of above acreage that you own: *
4
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
4
Fruit Crops:
.10
Hay:
3
Grains/Beans:
0
Sugarbush:
0
Other Acreage:
4
Please check all items you grow and will market as Certified Naturally GrownTM *











Please Specify Any Other Items:
High Tunnel winter vegetables
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: *
Low till, only a few rows are tilled top 2 iniches with a tiller
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Buckwheat, annual rye grass, field peas and oats
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
Use compost from Kenosha county, and my own home made compost. Also use local mixed animal manures composted.
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, yearly
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
Local highland cattle, local dairy goat, local chicken.
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". *
2 tons an acre
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
early spring
Do you apply any non-composted Manure within 120 days of veg-crop harvesting? *
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. *
Midwest Bio Ag Humical, Calcium, and chicken manure pellets for nitrogen, natural rock sulfur,becasue a soil test showed alkaline conditions in the newly leveled soil under high tunnel, horse manure, composted from sunflower farm, peat moss, straw mulch, fertilizer chosen to meet soil test used on a yearly pre planting schedule.
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. *
I have many weeds. they are kept under control with straw mulch, compost mulch and tools hand pulling, my primary problems are some thistles that spread by underground runners and I keep pulling them out,
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. *
Colorado Potato beetles and squash bugs. Row covers will help with the summer squash, rotations will help with all and a catch crop as well as rotation with the potato bugs. I have used chickens controlled in row as a control method they work very well
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. *
Mildews on the summer squash and some of the heirloom winter squash. I use goat milk sprayed directly neem, liquid fish oil, kelp and effective microbes as a holistic foliage spray
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
Potable Well water, it is the home well.
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") *
All are grown naturally, organic methods using OMRI products such as liquid fish fertilizer and OMRI potting soil mixes of different brands
Do you purchase any transplants from outside sources? *
yes
From which sources do you buy transplants? *
I had a local grower grow some herbs for me for space reasons he grew them organically as I asked
How have you confirmed with your supplier that the transplants are grown without synthetic fertilizers or wetting agents? *
Please list any bought-in transplants not grown according to CNG standards. This produce may not be sold as Certified Naturally Grown (except, in the case of perennials, after twelve months of CNG cultivation). *
None
Chemical/Spray Drift and Buffers:
Is there any likelihood of Chemical/Spray drift contamination of your fields? *
yes
If yes, please state the source (conventional farm field, golf course, etc.)and any details you can provide (type of pesticide, fertilizer, herbicide used, and/or what used for.) *
Conventional field to the south side. They grow corn, soy and winter wheat using round up. I keep a ~40 foot buffer zone.
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. *
South side, I keep ~40 ft buffer to conventional crops. Farmer is careful. I watch when they spray and intervene if I am worried. I stop them and be sure they know what I am doing on my property and have been known to call the company so they are aware before they even come here. On other three sides, there are many hundred feet of woods and some homes.

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:
All of the ground I grow in is now three years under organic growing conditions.