Produce Application

Cascadia Garlic Farm

Owner: Cody Cohan

Address:
419 Chilvers Rd
Chehalis, WA 98532
Lewis County

Mailing Address:
1018 Rogers ST NW
Olympia, WA 98502

daytime phone: (360) 508-2678

Application Date: 2016-09-02

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I would like to re-certify my garlic farm (under a new business title) as CNG for many reasons. I really appreciate the community-oriented model CNG uses and have enjoyed my role in the program. I find having a CNG certification in the past has allowed me to certify my garlic was grown well on an a much more affordable pay scale than certified organic.
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 2013 and 2014
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
Olympia, WA farmers market

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
0.5
Number of above acreage that you own: *
0
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0.5
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
0.5
Fruit Crops:
Hay:
Grains/Beans:
Sugarbush:
Other Acreage:
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: *
Annual tillage in fall during soil amendment addition.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Various clovers, buckwheat, winter rye
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
Compost purchased from local farms and Great Westerm (local soil supplier)
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". *
3-6 cubic yards per acre
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
We use local farmers that offer organic composted that has been fully composted (at least 120 days of composting).
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". *
2-4 cubic yards per acre
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
September
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. *
Seacrop (http://www.getseacrop.com/)applied 2-4 times in the spring via foliar spray.
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. *
Grass and thistle are biggest weeding challenge. Heavy mulching and monthly hand weeding used to alleviate.
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. *
Minor slug problems. We catch the slugs in beer (organic) traps and spray the blended slug/beer mixture on the perimeter of the garlic beds.
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. *
Minor rust issues in 2014. Increased length of bed rotation, spacing of garlic beds, and more careful selection of seed stock.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
Rainwater only. No irrigation or water added to garlic since 2011.
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") *
N/A
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. *
North side: small stream (1st order stream) with surrounding riparian zone. West side: 10-15 feet of timber and native flora. South side: small stream(1st order stream)and native flora. East side: small stream(1st order stream)and fruit and nut orchards.

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:
Thank you Ali and the rest of the CNG team! I apologize for last year's lapse in certification and and stoked to be re-joining such a cool and positive program.