Produce Application

A Bushel and a Peck

Owner: Darrell and Christy Junge

Address:
Butler, TN

daytime phone: (423) 291-5335
evening phone: (423) 460-1979

Application Date: 2019-02-23

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I believe this certification will help me to be able to sell more products in more markets, I am a new farmer, so the certification will help to give me credibility where people do not know me.
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? *
Several other farmers that I know are Certified Naturally Grown and told me I should look into it.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
about 1.5 - 2
Number of above acreage that you own: *
2
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
.5
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
yes
If yes, how many acres are in conventional agriculture? *
about 12
If yes, please list what you are growing conventionally: *
We have a 6 acre hay field located 15 minutes away from our farm that is conventional, we have about 6 acres of cow pasture on our farm that has had conventional fertilizer put on it, we don't grow anything on it other than grass for the cows to eat.
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
about 2
Fruit Crops:
Hay:
Grains/Beans:
Sugarbush:
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:
High Country Food Hub

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
Tractor with tiller, and hand tiller
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
winter rye, pea, and clover
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
On farm
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 inch
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
On farm
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 inch
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
Fall/Winter
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. *
Feather meal, bone meal, Harmony 5-4-3 Ag. Organic with 9% Calcium - ingredients, nitrogen phosphate potash and calcium (omri certified) Lime
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. *
We just use an old fashioned hoe, hand pulling, and tilling in between rows for weeds, we don't use any products for weed control
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. *
Bean beatles are the worst problem we have, we also have flea beatles, cabbage moths, various worms. For control we use spinosid, pyganic, BT, and Dipel Dust, and insecticidal Soaps.
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. *
Blight on the tomatoes, and blossom end rot, powdery mildew. We use serenade, neem oil, and copper if needed.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
We have a water catch system that waters our high tunnel through drip irrigation, we use our own house water to water our greens, and if we have to water outside during the summer we use a sprinkler with our house 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? *
yes
Are they grown using Naturally Grown/Organic methods? *
yes
If they're not grown according to CNG methods, please list them here. This produce may not be sold as Certified Naturally Grown. (If they are, put "N/A") *
N/A
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. *
There are no farms or agricultural land on any side of us we have woods in front, behind, and to one side of our land, one side has a neighbor, he has a small garden on the other side of his land from us. we have a road in front of our land, all gardens are at least 30 feet from the road, most are farther. We used fertilizer on our cow pasture 2 years ago, but we have a minimum buffer of 20 feet, (most gardens are more). the gardens are on the high side, so there is no run off into them, and for extra safety we will no longer use any fertilizer on our lower field giving several hundred feet of buffer between the gardens and the cow field

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. *
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