Produce Application

G&C Organics

Owner: Anthony Davenport

Address:
1132 Hwy 548
Hermanville, MS 39086
In County

Mailing Address:
4021 Broadway Street
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46205

daytime phone: (571) 292-4305
evening phone: (571) 292-4305
Web site: http://organicsgc.wix.com/gc-organics

Application Date: 2015-12-07

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
We believe our commitment to Non-GMO products, and the threat GMO products pose, was a no brainer to us in growing naturally. We are also committed to Organically grown products, however,the cost for the process has eluded us at this point. We believe having our products labeled CNG, will carry the same customer confidence Organic Certified, but an obvious financial difference.
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? *
Through an ad in the SAWG Conference program schedule for January 27-30, 2016 in Lexington.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
1.5
Number of above acreage that you own: *
0
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
5
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
1.5
Fruit Crops:
0.5
Hay:
0
Grains/Beans:
0
Sugarbush:
0
Other Acreage:
0
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: *
Our main growing method in 5 gallon bucket system. Buckets are food grade, purchased used but only contained food ingredients (e.g. molasses). Our soil mix consist of a half and half compost leaf and grass mix, regardless of product grown, plus natural amendments to get the right pH. We will be using a tiller this spring on 1 acre because of demand for our okra.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
no
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
We produce our compost on our farm.
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 inches deep above prepared native soil.
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
We collect our manure from a local veterinary approved horse source.
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 inch cover over compost
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
October and November
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. *
Currently we only use Bone Meal. Our on site mixture is Horse Tea. Our mixture is 1 to 5.
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? *
no
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. *
Our primary method of planting is 5 gal bucket system. therefore, we eliminate any weed problems. We will be using barrier fabric this spring season for our okra expansion, which will be in direct soil.
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. *
We are fortunate that to system we use seem to help tremendously against most Bad Bugs, but does not hinder the support brought by beneficial. We did have brief encounter with red mites on our cherry tomatoes. We used an Organic approved soap concentrate purchase from our local Co-oP.
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. *
Don't issue encounter was Blossom rot on one Roma plant. i picked the infected fruits, and the problem seemed to have been solved.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
We use both public and harvested(rain water) water source.
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. *
G&C is 258 feet of Hwy 548. To the east is private owned land with mature trees and horses. To the west in a cemetery, and 150 feet from G&C. To the south is mature wood land. There are no conventional,corn,soybean,or cotton within 5 miles.

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:
G&C Organics core philosophy is good quality produce, at affordable prices. G&C Organics does not except the notion that good quality product should cost more. In fact, we believe it's the opposite, And we are determined to provide superior produce at reasonable prices.