Produce Application

Little Fox Farm

Owner: Lindy Kloepfer

Address:
3260 Hwy 166
Douglasville, GA 30135
Douglas County

daytime phone: (954) 918-8519
evening phone: (954) 918-8519

Application Date: 2016-02-16

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I am applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program so my customers can buy produce from me and be confident that it has not been grown with any pesticides, herbicides, or any other synthetic chemicals. The relationship between a farmer and customer is very important, in my opinion.
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? *
The farmer who managed the land before me, Justin Aiello,was part of the Certified Naturally Grown program.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
5
Number of above acreage that you own: *
0
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
7
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
4.5
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:
Weekly availability list.

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
My primary tillage system is conservation tillage.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Buckwheat, cow peas, Austrian winter peas.
Do you use Compost? *
no
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. *
Used to use Pro-mix BX(as a seed starting mix) before realized that it contains synthetic wetting agent. Feb 2016 switched to Sunshine Advanced Mix #4 (OMRI). Organic worm castings(Wiggle Worm). Neptunes Harvest (Organic fish emulsion and seaweed fertilizer) - applied every two weeks.
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. *
For weed control I use a stirrup hoe, hand weeding, and a flame weeder.
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. *
The first line of defense for insect control is crop rotation. If there is still and insect problem in a specific field I will use an OMRI listed product as a last resort. These products include: Dipel DF Pyganic Monterey Insect Control (Spinosad)
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. *
The first line of defense for disease control is crop rotation. If there is still a disease problem with a crop I will use an OMRI listed product as a last resort. These products include: Actinovate Serenade
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
For crop irrigation I use water from Anneewakee creek.
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. *
None of the neighboring land is in agricultural use. On the North side there is a highway that is at least 100 feet from the nearest field. On the West side there is a nearby creek (Anneewakee creek), and on the South and and East sides there are wooded areas.

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:
Established in 2016, Little Fox Farm is located at the historic Glover family farm in Douglasville, Georgia. We are dedicated to providing organically grown, local vegetables to the community by working alongside nature, not against it. Our vegetables are grown in a bio-diverse environment using sustainable practices that preserve and improve the health of the land and the community.