Produce Application

West Glow Farm

Owner: Booth Jewett

Address:
1090 Old Brush Creek Rd
Kingston Springs, TN 37082-8144
County

Application Date: 2019-08-27

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
We are a small scale vegetable and flower operation that believe in the CNG standards and hope to be apart of the CNG community.
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? *
Friends who are CNG.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
2
Number of above acreage that you own: *
65
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
1.8
Fruit Crops:
0.2
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:

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
We use a 4 wheel tractor to till new ground and then build the farm primarily with a BCS 2 wheel tractor, tiller, and rotary plow.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
buckwheat, white clover, crimson clover, winter wheat, vetch, rye,
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
on farm for seed starting and purchased locally for raised bed system
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 wheelbarrow loads per 50 ft raised bed
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
Omri Approved Revita-Pro 5-4-5 which has composted chicken manure, feather meal, bone meal, Sulfate of Potash, Leanardite Ore and Kelp.
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". *
3 qt per 50 ft raised bed
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
Spring and 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. *
Organic blood meal and Organic Neptunes Harvest fish/seaweed mix.
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. *
Biggest weed problem on farm is management of burmuda in our raised bed systems. I manage it by rotating tarps, weeding with hand tools and by hand in my beds, and by cultivating with the BCS 2 wheel tractor in between my rows.
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. *
Primary insect challenges to this point has been flea beetles on my greens and horned worms, army worms on tomatoes and other crops. I try and companion plant as much as possible to reduce pests. I use Proteknet and floating row cover for greens protection, and will use OMRI listed naturally occurring bacteria as a last resort when needed.
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. *
I will use OMRI listed products for pest and pathogen control when needed and/or pull out a crop that cannot be effectively controlled.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
We pull water from West Fork Brush Creek that flows through our property. All water is run through a UV/sediment filtration system.
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? *
yes
From which sources do you buy transplants? *
Other local organic/naturally grown farms
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). *
all are grown using naturally grown/organic methods
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. *
Our farm is located in between Old Brush Creek Rd and West Fork Brush Creek. There are no conventional growers nearby. On the other side of the road are residential neighbors who are not growing any food and on the other side of the creek is our property which consists of fallow fields and wooded areas.

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:
Thanks! Looking forward to next steps and inspection!