Produce Application

Brown Bottle Farm

Owner: Anna Wilson

Address:
14711 S Buckner Creek Rd
Mulino, OR 97042
Clackamas County

daytime phone: (503) 632-2729
evening phone: (503) 632-2729
Web site: http://www.brownbottlefarm.com

Application Date: 2017-01-18

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
Brown Bottle Farm believes that certification provides a certain confidence to our customers. We are new and find the natural certification to meet our needs. Eventually we'd like to move into a Biodynamic or Organic certification, but believe that Natural certification more then covers what we need to present to our patrons. We also believe that growing natural is a vital part of healthy sustainable foods which we also produce.
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? *
Oregon City Farmers Market Manager Jackie Hammond recommended we get certified. The network of natural growers in our area and in the market is reassuring to market goers. Jackie prefers produce vendors at the market be represented that way, especially since we are already using the proper techniques.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
1
Number of above acreage that you own: *
40
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
40
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
3
Fruit Crops:
.1
Hay:
17
Grains/Beans:
Sugarbush:
Other Acreage:
19
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: *
Broad Fork, occasional walk behind tiller(moving away from it), Push-pull rake, hand removal of rocks and large debris.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Buckwheat, vetch.
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
Purchased complete through Concentrates inc. in Milwaukee OR. Always Organic and certified weed free.
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" in beds
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
Organic, weed free Chicken Manure
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". *
<1/4" deep per bed row
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
Before planting out
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. *
All Certified Organic from Concentrates inc.: Lime directly to bed in spring, Gaia Glacial Rock powder when seeding, Concentrates inc. Complete organic Fertilizer 5-5-3 NPK, Pumice, Vermiculite, Alaska Peat Moss, Coco Coir. We build our own seeding soil.
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. *
Blackberries, Shovel Removal Grasses, Light deprivation and suffocation Thistles, hand weeding and black tarping before tillage All hand weeding techniques
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. *
Flee Beetles, we use organic insecticidal soap and diatomaceous earth, we also create a safety barrier for plant loss and other plant deterants or attractants like cabbages they can just eat. Slugs: we use beer traps and occasionally Sluggo. late summer through fall we keep the traps going all the time. Aphids: We pick afid leaves as soon as they are noticed, and we make a biodynamic compost from those leaves that we apply as a spray to deter them from further reproduction. Crop rotation for all pests is in our long term prevention plan.
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. *
Crop rotation for all disease prevention is our primary attack method. We also have enough acreage that we can lie fallow for several years in some sections when needed. We are keen researchers and depend on the experience of other to prevent and learn from. issues like Blight, Root Rot, Rust, Mildew and others will be addressed if rotation and prevention are not enough. Like most diseases, prevention is the best start.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
Private 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") *
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. *
Our production acreage is over 100 yards from any property boundary. To the Northwest our neighbors have a hay field but there are several acres between their boundary and ours.

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. *
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