Produce Application

Daily Blessings Farm LLC

Owner: Carrie Juchau

Address:
485 Daily Lane
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Josephine County

daytime phone: (530) 304-3754
evening phone: (530) 304-3754
Web site: http://www.dailyblessingsfarm.org

Application Date: 2019-04-08

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
1. The goals and values of CNG align with my own farm's mission to grow organic food, build community, educate the public and protect natural ecosystems. 2. I hope that having a formal organic certification will increase my sales to consumers who use the standard as a purchasing guide when shopping for organic products
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? *
Marc from Eden Farms ? announced it as an alternative to Oregon Tilth certification, at the Cave Junction Market Membership meeting.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
1.5
Number of above acreage that you own: *
0
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
4
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
1.25
Fruit Crops:
.10
Hay:
0
Grains/Beans:
.10
Sugarbush:
0
Other Acreage:
.05 Cut Flowers
Please check all items you grow and will market as Certified Naturally GrownTM *











Please Specify Any Other Items:
Eggs
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:
School District Nutrition Services

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
Rototilling once after annual soil amendments have been added to soil in spring and again once more in the fall. Chopping of cover crops is not necessary as poultry grazes it down prior to planting.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Oat/pea/Red Crimson clover mix is used to fix nitrogen and provide forage for poultry and bees.
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
Purchased from local vendor - MoBro Soils. Soil test results are available for 2018 and 2019. Certified organic by Washington State University.
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". *
2018: 40 yards/acre with total 60 yards applied to 1.5 acres. 2019: 11 yards/acre with total 17 yards applied to 1.5 acres.
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
On-farm poultry.
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". *
applied directly by poultry during grazing. Uncertain how to measure.
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
Manure is applied to crop production area during winter/non-production periods only (Nov-Apr). Manure is applied around perimeter of farm during production periods (May - Oct)
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. *
Lhoist North America #65 DoloAg Lime Agricultural Mineral - March 2018 1x Lhoist North America #10 Dolomite Agricultural Mineral - March 2018 and March 2019 - one time application each year Sand - April 2018 (1x) Gypsum - November 2018 (1x) Wheat straw on garlic rows - November 2018 Down to Earth Bio-Fish 7-7-2 - 2018 (application schedule available for reference) Archipelago Bat Guano 0-7-0 - 2018 (application schedule available for reference)
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. *
Clover and native grasses - hand weeding during fire season (May-Oct) and flaming during non-fire season Field Bind weed - hand weeding and burning in fire barrel during non-fire season Mullein - hand weeding and burning in fire barrel during non-fire season.
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. *
Insect: - Cabbage moth - Yellow sticky cards in-row. Companion planting of zinnias, aromatic herbs - cucumber beetle - yellow sticky cards in-row. Companion planting of nasturtiums with squash - vertebrates - exclusion with fencing and livestock guardian dog (added Oct 2019) - Coddling Moth - Pheromone Delta traps are hung in fruit trees after budding and through harvest in fall. Control of weeds reduces habitat for insect populations as well. Perimeter weeds are either mowed or eaten by our foraging poultry. Poultry also helps control insect populations from entering the crop production area reducing the grasshoppers and other insect populations.
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. *
Disease: Powdery mildew. Infected foliage is cut from plant, folded inward carefully to prevent spores from dropping and burned in a burn barrel to minimize spores returning the the crop production area's soil. Careful selection of powdery resistant seed varieties are used as well.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
On-property well
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

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? *
no
Do you use any chemically treated seeds in your operation? *
no
Do you grow your own transplants? *
yes
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? *
yes
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? *
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. *
Property's on three adjacent sides of the livestock area are owned and managed by myself with the exception of insect spraying and interior house pest control which is managed by Orkin. Only rosemary oil is applied on the exterior of the house on the south property for ant control. This is my own home so I manage what is applied and when to protect potential contamination of my crops. South property: from crop protection area ... buffers of 30-40 feet and fence divides 485 Daily Lane from 525 Daily Lane. Residential yard is maintained by farm owner to prevent any drift. North property:from crop production area... 40 ft easement graveled road and 5 acre undeveloped property with old orchard, forest and pond. 415 Daily Lane. West property: from crop production area is Daily Lane plus 30'- 80' buffer zone on the farm property. Daily Lane is 40' wide with protected Tree Farm forest on the opposite side from the farm.I manage the roadside perimeter of my property including drainage ditch. East property: from the crop production area is about 2 acres of forest before residential property at 495 Daily Ln. begins.

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:
I have submitted a second application for CNG certification of my poultry livestock.