Terembry FarmOwner: Sharon McCamy
PO Box 10; 5308 Stewart Road
Sumerduck, VA 22742
PO Box 10
Sumerduck, VA 22742
daytime phone: (540) 522-8692
evening phone: (540) 522-8692
Web site: http://www.terembryfarm.com
Application Date: 2014-10-30
- Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
- I have an herb operation, and garden produce operation with a focus on culinary and medicinal herbs. I also have a Non GMO Project verified Egg Layer operation.
- Are you currently third party Certified for your produce operation by any other organization (Organic, Biodynamic, etc)? *
- If yes, please note which certification and agency: *
- Non GMO Project (nongmoproject.org)
- Have you ever been certified in the past? *
- Have you ever been denied certification? *
- How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
- Area farmers recommended it as an affordable alternative to Certified Organic certification. (Small Pond Farm and Green Thumb)
General Farm Information
- Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
- Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
- Number of above acreage that you own: *
- Number of above acreage that you lease: *
- Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
- General Listed Acreage Breakdown
- Veg Crops:
- Fruit Crops:
- 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: *
- I use a box tiller for the garden area.
- Do you use Cover Crops? *
- Do you use Compost? *
- Do you use Manure? *
- If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
- I use a deep litter system for poultry and clean their houses twice a year. I have about 2 acres tilled, of which 1/2 acre is left fallow each year. I apply the litter to the area left fallow for the year.
- 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". *
- 10 wheelbarrow loads/10000sf
- What time of year do you apply the manure? *
- Late Fall and Early Spring
- Do you apply any non-composted Manure within 120 days of veg-crop harvesting? *
- 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. *
- I lime once a year, in late fall.
- Have any chemical fertilizers been applied to the fields you are seeking Certification for in the last three years (36 months)? *
- Have any non-acceptable pesticides and/or herbicides been applied to these fields in the last 3 years? *
- Do you use Professional Soil Testing services? *
- 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. *
- Heavy grass pressure; to manage I plant on 2 foot centers and use a small 10" wide tiller once a week, running it down the row to eliminate weed growth on surface.
- 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. *
- Squash bug, primarily. I hand pick and also plant trap crops. This year I planted squash in small bed near the timber line and that was effective.
- 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. *
- I have had tomato blight (minor) this year. I isolated the plants. In general, when I notice a disease issue, I will clear the area and replant following the crop rotation plan, or will let the area lie fallow for the season. I do not garden intensively so have available room to do this.
- Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
- Farm well water.
- Are there any known contaminants in the irrigation water? *
- Are you a maple producer who seeks to certify your sugarbush? *
Seeds, Transplants and Buffers
- How do you select your seeds? CNG standards call for growers to make a good faith effort to locate organically grown seeds by contacting at least 3 major suppliers. *
- Do you purchase or grow using any Genetically Modified seeds? *
- Do you use any chemically treated seeds in your operation? *
- Do you grow your own transplants? *
- Do you purchase any transplants from outside sources? *
- From which sources do you buy transplants? *
- I purchase certified organic herbs from Hillcrest Nursery. I also purchased, this year, tomato and pepper plants from Small Pond Farm, in Rapidan Virginia, which is Certified Naturally Grown.
- 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). *
- Chemical/Spray Drift and Buffers:
- Is there any likelihood of Chemical/Spray drift contamination of your fields? *
- Do you have an adequate buffer to protect yourself from potential contamination? *
- 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. *
- I own 80 acres on this farm and am a co-owner on the adjacent farm of 200 acres. This farm has 55 acres in timber and the balance is open--but is buffered on all sides by substantial timber tracts.
- 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 have owned this farm for over 25 years; it has been in my family since the 50s. I have let the farm lie fallow for 12 years prior to starting a CSA operation in 2012.