Produce Application

Pig & Leaf

Owner: Clifford Davis

Address:
448 Walker Rd.
Summertown, TN 38483
Lewis County

daytime phone: (931) 231-4099
Web site: http://www.pigandleaf.com

Application Date: 2019-04-14

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
We are long time supporters of sustainable organically grown produce. We do not like the organic label offered by the USDA, but want our customers to know we engage in healthy practices.
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? *
Not sure. We have know about it for years.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
2 acres
Number of above acreage that you own: *
50
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
.5
Fruit Crops:
.25
Hay:
Grains/Beans:
Sugarbush:
Other Acreage:
1.25
Please check all items you grow and will market as Certified Naturally GrownTM *











Please Specify Any Other Items:
microgreens and edible flowers
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: *
No till/low till after initial building of permanent beds
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
buckwheat, daikon
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
city made thermophilic compost made from leaves/tree trimmings/grass
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". *
1-2 inches deep
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
goat, on flowers/trees only
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". *
1 inch deep
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
spring and fall
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. *
feathermeal azomite sea -90 thorvin kelp Jadam microbe solution and liquid fertilizer Ida grow phosphate SOP granular OG copper 12% granular tiger manganese oxide 15% granular tiger eptunes harvest fertilizer Zinc Oxide 18% Granular Tiger coast of maine potting soil and seed starter mix various minerals from 7 springs organic farm supply
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. *
most are annuals and we use occultation and hoeing to get rid of them. We also use no till/low till to keep new weeds emerging. Paths get landscape fabric or wood chips. Some perennial beds will get a paper/cardboard/wood chip application. Some beds have landscape fabric. Occasional mulch with leaves and other organic material.
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. *
Japanese beetles/cucumber beetles- traps and milky spore Aphids - predatory insects first, safer soap as last resort. Jadam foliar sprays - we haven't used yet but are supposed to help. Handpicking for squash bugs and tomato hornworms Some things we might have on hand are surround, Soap/Pyrethrin concentrate by Safer, DE, Neem by Trilogy and BT, however we rarely spray and prefer to deal with them in other ways and make sure the plants are healthy and not stressed. Oftentimes we will just pull the crop rather than spray heavy.
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. *
powdery mildew is probably number one. We start to pull plants if it gets bad and try to have succession planting going well so we have replacements. Reduced overhead watering and in the future more high tunnels. We use rootshield plus
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
we use well water . We have some rainwater tanks for back up
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? *
yes
From which sources do you buy transplants? *
only a few perennial or hard to start flowers for cut flower production. we use glockner as a broker and try to find organic sources if possible, but most if not all cut flower plug producers are non organic
How have you confirmed with your supplier that the transplants are grown without synthetic fertilizers or wetting agents? *
I have not
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). *
perennial flowers Lisianthus plugs Bupleurum plugs Snapdragon plugs
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. *
none of our neighbors are practicing agriculture. We are extremely rural and own the entire ridge we grow on. We have tree crops surrounding all of our gardens

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: