Produce Application

Back In Time Farm LLC

Owner: Ruth Hayden

Address:
40 Arnold Road SE
Statham, GA 30666
Barrow County

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 704
Statham, GA 30666

daytime phone: (770) 842-1042
evening phone: (770) 842-2227
Web site: http://backintimefarm.com

Application Date: 2018-11-01

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
We have been growing our fruits and vegetables using organic methods for years but recently have decided to grow and sell more. We believe our customers deserve to know that there food is being grown responsibly and the CNG certification will certainly do that. We also believe in CNG because of the inspection process. Who could possibly be better to inspect our farm than a fellow farmer who is already committed to doing things the right way.
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? *
We already have a live stock certification with CNG. Originally we heard from Fry farm in Bethlehem, Georgia.

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: *
14
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
1/2 acre
Fruit Crops:
1/2 acre
Hay:
0
Grains/Beans:
0
Sugarbush:
0
Other Acreage:
5 acres of pasture
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: *
all purpose plow and walk behind tiller
Do you use Cover Crops? *
no
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
grass , mulch some manure when we clean out barns,
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". *
one inch deep
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
cow ,goats and chicken occasionally when we clean out our barns . All our animals are fed organic feeds
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". *
i mix it into our compost pile in the fall . the amounts are too small to corectly account for
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
late spring to early summer
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. *
fish emulsions ,dolomitic lime ,potash ,egg shells ,organic fertilizer (bonnie)
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. *
chick weed ,coffie plants ,grass, We manage the weeds in several ways, by hand pulling, we use a weed torch and our best defence is suppression with weed fabric at time of planting. The all purpose plow gives us a fair jump start to pull it through a few weeks before planting then again the day of planting usually with a good rain in between
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. *
vine borers in our squash we keep moving where we plant but its still a problem to solve.also Mexican bean beetles come through sometimes, we just plant extra. we hand pick the squash beetles by hand .sometimes I make a spray up from hot peppers,garlic and oil
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. *
our main problem has been in the last few years is just either blossom rot, which we use soluble calcium . or we just get too much rain . and some blight.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
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? *
yes
From which sources do you buy transplants? *
good roots in Athens , she is organic
How have you confirmed with your supplier that the transplants are grown without synthetic fertilizers or wetting agents? *
yes
Please list any bought-in transplants not grown according to CNG standards. This produce may not be sold as Certified Naturally Grown (except, in the case of perennials, after twelve months of CNG cultivation). *
I bought a flat of lettuce from HOME DEPOT, BUT DO NOT PLAN TO SELL ANY OF THAT. I USUALLY EITHER GROW FROM SEED OR GET GOOD ROOTS TO GROW OUT MY STARTS FOR ME
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. *
we have about five acres of wooded buffers on three sides of our farm and the other side is a hundred acre wood

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:
We feel honored to add our farm to such a worthy cause of being naturally grown. We hope our farm will always be a productive reliable source for clean food to feed and heal many .Bless you all for seeing this need to be certified and creating a way for us small family farms.