Produce Application

JimmyJack Farm

Owner: James Andrews

Address:
1150 Sterling Creek Rd
Jacksonville, OR 97530
Jackson County

daytime phone: (541) 261-6376
Web site: http://JimmyJackFarm.com

Application Date: 2017-12-31

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I am new to farming. I own 5 acres out in Southern Oregon. The land is in Alpine so lots of trees and wildlife all along the land. Since I have issues with Deer, Wild turkey and other animals I have started to grow Elephant Garlic and Garlic (Hard Neck & Soft neck)
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? *
Googled and found this site. Looked and found other Farms near me that are Naturally Certified

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
2.5
Number of above acreage that you own: *
2.5
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
2.5
Fruit Crops:
Hay:
Grains/Beans:
Sugarbush:
Other Acreage:
2.5 Woodland
Please check all items you grow and will market as Certified Naturally GrownTM *











Please Specify Any Other Items:
Catnip
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:
Sell Garlic on Etsy or Amazon

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
Rototiller, Hand Hoe, Garden Tractor plow
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Will Plant Buckwheat after the harvest around July
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
Grass cuttings, Leaves from around property
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 Loads (10 CF per load) for 1,000 SF Rows
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. *
No other sources
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. *
star thistle weeds!!!!! They spread everywhere. Common mullein (Some will grow 8 ' tall) To remove Hand pull, Use Weeder, Hoe and field mow
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. *
Aphids and Mites on flowers. To remove I will plant garlic near flowers. Bugs hate garlic. Also break up garlic into water and olive oil and spray points of attack. Wasps, they will have hives in the ground. Attack when you get near their home. Usually Bear in the area will dig them up. Hard to control just keep safe distance.
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. *
Disease issue here mosquito laying eggs in standing water. Constantly checking for standing water. Making sure no large areas of standing water. Garlic: I make sure my seed was purchased from a trustworthy seed farm. No store bought garlic was added to the fields. Elephant Garlic does not have the same issues as true Garlic. Most of my crop is Elephant. I make sure my crop is no sitting in water and has good drain flow. My fields are on a slight slope so sitting water will not be an issue. I also do checks to make sure no water is sitting around after a rain. If I got White Rot there is not much to do with that field as it takes a long time to get rid of that. So crop rotation / distance from issues if that comes up. For tomatoes I have grown them for years. Really good luck. Mostly just soil replacement that I get from the mulch in the woods. Good bugs and a drip water system. No water on leaves.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
Rain and well water.
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? *
no
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. *
Property (farm) is on a private dirt road. Closest crop farm is 1/2 mile away and they are growing natural as well. Small Lavender Farm

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:
I grow from seed or rhizomes. I grow part-time. Goal is to move to full time once I get established. I have lived on this land for 25 years. No chemicals have been used or will ever be used.