Produce Application

10th St. Farm & Market

Owner: Hallie Anderson

13197 10th st. South
Afton, MN 55001
Washington County

daytime phone: (612) 770-7194
Web site:

Application Date: 2018-04-26

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I am looking for a certification that communicates to my customers my growing standards that is affordable and manageable for me to maintain.
Are you currently third party Certified for your produce operation by any other organization (Organic, Biodynamic, etc)? *
Have you ever been certified in the past? *
Have you ever been denied certification? *
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
Number of above acreage that you own: *
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
Fruit Crops:
Other Acreage:
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: *
we currently till to break new ground then use a power harrow or tilter throughout the season. We shallow till our beds just to reshape them as needed-once a year or every other year
Do you use Cover Crops? *
If yes, please list: *
vetch, oats and peas
Do you use Compost? *
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
we buy in Cowsmo's compost (purchased complete) for greenhouse potting soil and as field fertility. We also make a green compost on the farm to add to fields that is made up field waste and used greenhouse potting soil
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". *
5-5 gallon buckets per 50' bed per crop planted
Do you use Manure? *
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. *
Peaceful valley all purpose mix 4-6-2: Contains Fish Bone Meal, Blood Meal, Rock Phosphate, Greensand, Langbeinite, Kelp Meal, and Humic Shale Ore. 1# per 50' bed, 3 times a season peaceful valley 7-7-2 bio fish: Fish Bone Meal, Fish Meal, Feather Meal, Blood Meal, Sulfate of Potash, Alfalfa Meal, and Kelp Meal. 1# per 50' bed, once per season peaceful valley blood meal: 3# per 50'bed applied for spinach only once per season peaceful valley pelleted bone meal: .5# per 50' bed for carrot, potatoes, onions and beets. once per planting azomite: 2TB per tomato plant, 2 applications per season
Have any chemical fertilizers been applied to the fields you are seeking Certification for in the last three years (36 months)? *
Have any non-acceptable pesticides and/or herbicides been applied to these fields in the last 3 years? *
Do you use Professional Soil Testing services? *
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. *
We deal with crab grass, rye grass, creeping charley and volunteers from previous plantings; we do all our weeding by hand or with hoes in beds and with a mini tiller lightly in our walking paths on a weekly bases. We also use weed cloth on long term brassicas and onions.
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. *
1) colorado potatoe beetle: we cover our potatoes with row cover till flowering, then we pick bugs on a weekly basis. If it gets out of hand we use Pyganic as a last resort 2) flea beetles: we plant crops they love out of season as not to deal with them, We are attempting to use insect netting this year for baby arugula 3) cucumber beatles: Pyganic sprayed at first sign of them, usually we only need to spray 2times and we have taken care of the problem. If it is a bad season, we spray every week. We also plant our cucumbers between our tomatoes to confuse the Beatles, seems to help quite a bit. 4) caterpillars on brassicas: pick by hand into soapy water
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. *
downy mildew on trellised melons and cucumbers: lots of air flow in hightunnels, pruning all lower leaves at bottom of plants and trellising high for sun and air flow. drip irrigation only. We pull any plants with strong infections early.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
privet well
Are there any known contaminants in the irrigation water? *
Are you a maple producer who seeks to certify your sugarbush? *

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? *
Do you use any chemically treated seeds in your operation? *
Do you grow your own transplants? *
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? *
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? *
Chemical/Spray Drift and Buffers:
Is there any likelihood of Chemical/Spray drift contamination of your fields? *
Do you have an adequate buffer to protect yourself from potential contamination? *
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. *
east side: 100' of pine trees and another 20' of prairie grass between corn/soy field and our production fields. South side: 1 acre of prairie grass and 30' stand of trees between neighbors horse pasture and our fields West side: 2 acre of woods and grassland North side: 6+acres with house and a road between our production and our neighbors corn/soy field


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: