Produce Application

Dunton Family Farm / Victory Seed Company

Owner: Mike Dunton

Address:
PO Box 192
Molalla, OR 97038
Clackamas County

daytime phone: (503) 829-3126
evening phone: (503) 829-3126
Web site: http://www.duntonfarms.com

Application Date: 2006-07-11

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
We currently raise rare and heirloom seeds and market exclusively through the Victory Seed Company online and via mail-order. Traffic on the farm is limited to a few local customers. Future plans will include a seasonal on-farm stand for seed, produce, nuts, and plant starts.
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? *
I started talking to Ron Khosla back in early 2005 about using our company visibility to promote the CNG program to the public. We got the farm CNG in 2006.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
24.0
Number of above acreage that you own: *
26.0
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0.0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
1.0
Fruit Crops:
0.0
Hay:
23.0
Grains/Beans:
0.0
Sugarbush:
0.0
Other Acreage:
0.0
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:
We sell our seed via our online web store at www.victoryseeds.com

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
rototill, hand hoeing
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
annual rye, peas
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
We use about 80% on-farm produced materials (leaves, clippings, second cutting of grass hay, kitchen scraps, chicken manure). Off-farm inputs are limited to fall leaf donations from a local landscaper and occasionally, bags of used coffee grounds from local coffee house.
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". *
as needed
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. *
During transplanting, we occasionally use BioGro Brand organic certified pelletized fertilizer (by Bio-Oregon, Inc.
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. *
Redroot Pigweed - Manual hoeing, pulling and composting before seed stage. Bindweed - Manual removal.
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. *
slugs . . . we use beer traps, manual methods, and work to limit their habitat near our growing areas.
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. *
None
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
Well water. Tests pure. This is our family's drinking source as well. Investigating feasibility of rain water collection system.
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

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? *
no
Do you use any chemically treated seeds in your operation? *
no
Do you grow your own transplants? *
yes
Do you purchase potting soil, or do you mix your own on the farm? *
What ingredients does your potting mix contain? If you purchase a mix, please also indicate which product. *
Are all of your transplants grown according to CNG standards, without synthetic fertilizers or wetting agents? *
yes
If any transplants are not grown according to CNG standards, please list them here. (If they all are, put "N/A".) This produce may not be marketed as Certified Naturally Grown. *
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 primary growing areas are set well inside our farm. The farm boundaries are roads and a railroad, and we are actively developing hedgerows and tree plantings to further buffer and isolate our land.

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: