Front Street farmsOwner: Darin Hampton
306 N Main St.
Piedmont, MO 63957
daytime phone: (573) 300-3275
evening phone: (573) 300-3275
Application Date: 2018-12-13
- Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
- I choose to create a high quality healthy product for my community. To grow these nutritious vegetables I use organic and natural ingredients, with high quality seed. Being CNG will help my customers understand that I am growing healthy products with healthy ingredients. This certification will help them make that connection.
- 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? *
- I heard about it looking at Urban Roots farm website in Springfield MO. Also Fellow farmer Tom Zinc in Oklahoma at Four Seeds Farm in Wister Oklahoma
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: *
- Break ground with tiller. From there out, only broadfork and a tilther.
- Do you use Cover Crops? *
- Do you use Compost? *
- If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
- Purchased as completed compost from local maker.
- 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". *
- 20 (5 gallon) buckets per 1,000 square feet
- 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. *
- Chicken fertilizer - (Omri) Replenish 3-4-3 Fish Emulsion - (Omri) Neptune harvest
- 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. *
- Crabgrass Chicweed(I think) Some bermuda 1. We use UV resistant Silage tarps to smother weeds before breaking ground and in between planting, or when planting goes dormant in an area 2. We use polypropylene landscape fabric to limit weed pressure on the edges of the plots, and in the bed with trans-plantings going directly into holes in the fabric. 3. We have a propane Pyro-weeder (flame-weeder) that we used before and after direct seeding 4. We use wire weeders, stirrup hoes, coliniear hoes, and finger weeders.
- 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. *
- Fleabeetles Aphids Harlequin bugs Looper worms Ants Squash bugs 1. We use (Omri) Safer Soap Soap when we notice aphid pressure coming on. We will use it once a week until the pressure goes away. We have not used more than 4 weeks in a row. 2. We have used ladybugs for aphid pressure 3. We use (Omri) listed Pyganic for most of the other bugs where we see pressure. We have also mixed Pyganic with Molasses. We use it on greens usually and make have not sprayed a particular crop over 3 times. Although I believe you can go up to 6 per the instructions. 4. Haven't used yet, but planning on getting (Omri) BTK for looper worms 5. For the Ants I plan on making natural traps for them, like honey laced borax. Or natural Citrus sprays. 6. We used 80 gram insect netting to combat squash bugs.
- 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. *
- 1. Cercospora leaf spot - less dense plantings 2. Powdery mildew - Potassium bicarbonate, or as an alternative baking soda mix, or also a milk based mix. 3. General tomato leaf fungus's, bacterial speck and septoria leaf spot.- Using landscape fabric to prevent splash, grow under poly with drip tape. Take measures to vent tunnels and house. We would use and Omri copper spray or Bacillus subtilis if necessary. 4. General tomato fruit problems, - We will not water irregular and try to keep humidity from building up in tunnels and house. We will check our calcium for blossom end rot and add high calcium lime to soil 5. Lettuce - Prevent bottom rot by making growing conditions ideal. Not too humid and wet. No bottom contact with soil
- Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
- Municipal water
- 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. *
- 306 N Main property:1/6 acre 1. To the North is my house and the main road through town. No crops. 2. To the East us my neighbors 6 ft fenced in yard that is at least 200 ft long and a parking lot after that. 3. To the South is a trees, then creek, then a hay field. No crops grown there ever. about 150 to get to hayfield 4. To the West is a parking lot with a building that is 25 feet high. It runs the length of my whole 1/6 acre. 300 Cherry Street: 1. To the North is a neighbors house with a yard that is bushhogged. At least 150 to field. No crops grown at all 2. To the East is residential houses. 3. To the West it is my empty field for 150 ft. Then all thick woods for 150 feet. No crops 4. To the south is residential houses. No crops.
- 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:
- My wife Sara and I are 1st generation farmers,that started a "small town farm" right in the middle of the main street where we live. Since we are newer farmers we started right away only good ingredients, and really don't know anything else due to ignorance, thankfully. Next year we are doing a small expansion 3 blocks away at my father-in-laws property. We service our local town with a self-serve area that has a 3 door fridge. We also serve at a couple of markets, and are in a meat market. We specialize in lettuce mix, some summer veg, and small root veg. We have a 20'x32' heated nursery along with two 100' cat tunnels and a 24'x100' high tunnel. Complimented by a killer DIY post harvest area. We love what we are doing. We are super optimistic for 2019!