Produce Application

ShahTe' Gardens

Owner: Trisha Phillips

Address:
Oregon City, OR

daytime phone: (971) 227-2218

Application Date: 2019-10-11

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
Quality Produce Locally Grown
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? *
Oregon city farmers market

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
0.3
Number of above acreage that you own: *
0.3
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
All
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:

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
None. No dig and container only.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Fava beans, peas
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
On farm and purchased complete.
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 per bed
Do you use Manure? *
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. *
Blood meal organic, bone meal organic, fish emulsion organic, diatomaceous earth as directed on labels.
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? *
no
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. *
Weed and blackberry control have been done by manually pulling weeds and covering in burlap. BlackBerry roots have been dug up and disregarded to the dump. Over 1000 lbs of roots. No product to control weeds.
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. *
Challenges with aphids, fungus gnats, cabbage loopers. Solution: Neem and safe soap, manual picking, diatomaceous earth,BT directions on bottle strictly followed.
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. *
Last season I battled powdery mildew with my cucumber and squash plants. I had pre-treated with a neem and soap mixture once a week every week for 4 weeks before I expected PM to hit. One week before I anticipated reasonable PM weather I used a baking soda mixture. This year, on those particular plants, I couldn't win. In my zone, 8b, we had a very short and unusually moist year. Low morning temperatures with dew and a slow of increasing summer temps really didn't help. I've used the same mixture for battle for at least 4 years before this one with very good results. This year, I lost the battle and removed those infected plants and disposed of them. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. I experiences some physiological leaf curl, verified by my local master gardener chapter. I believe the leafhopper was the culprit. With this I'm combining disease and pest control. Disposal and destruction of one tomato plant without putting any other plant in that location seemed to stop the spread of the disease to other plants. Along with close observation of the leafhopper population and appropriate squishing.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
Rainwater collection and city water. Drip system coming this coming spring.
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? *
Maggie's farm: local Local markets and greenhouses
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 from seed or CNG certified grower transplants.
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. *
Neighborhood grow. South/north neighbors do not use pesticides. We've discussed the use and we are all eating food from our gardens. Immediately north is a grape vine. Not commercial. South: garden. West : no pesticide use East : my home.

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: