Sr. Remote Inspect

Star School Market Garden

Owner: David Harris

1775 Star School Rd
Hastings, MI 49058
Barry County

daytime phone: (269) 365-7394
Web site:

Application Date: 2020-09-16

Farming History

Your Name *
David C Harris Star School Market Garden Hastings MI 49058
Please check all that apply. *

For how many years have you managed or worked on a CNG-certified farm? *
How many years of experience total do you have managing a farming operation that’s managed according to CNG/organic principles (whether certified or not)? *
Please indicate the place/s where you have farmed, including farm name, town, state, and country. *
Little Eorthe Farm, Orting, WA Certified Organic 14 month internship Datsusara Market Garden Santa Rosa Valley, CA 3 years non certified using organic principles - owner/operator Star School Market Garden Hastings, MI 4 years, 3 under CNG Certification - owner/operator

Types of Farming & Expertise

Please check the box corresponding to the types of operations with which you have at least three years of experience.

What type of training have you received in farming practices (on-farm and off-farm)? *
14 month internship on Certified Organic farm in Orting, WA BF 120 Vegetable Production - Cornell University Small Farms Program Online
Please briefly describe your experience with mentoring, training, or advising other farmers, if any.
I don't have any formal mentoring or training experience, but I have given advice and assistance to fellow market vendors when asked.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most proud of? *
I am most proud of my reputation in the market for having high quality produce.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most known for? (This could be a particular crop beloved by customers or an uncommon production method that other farmers would appreciate.) *
My farm is known for its intensive human scale production practices, high quality produce and attractive market display. The crops most associated with my farm are lettuce and baby greens.
What do you appreciate about Certified Naturally Grown?
The aspect of Certified Naturally Grown that I appreciate the most is the peer to peer inspection process. Being able to have a two way sharing of ideas, knowledge and experience while being inspected and while performing an inspection is invaluable.
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