Produce & Flowers

Woodland Wellness

Owner: Sarah Adams

Address:
Clarkesville, GA

daytime phone: (530) 523-3661
Web site: http://WoodlandWellness.com

Application Date: 2021-01-27

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I am starting a small farm/homestead business and need this certification to be able to sell at local farmers markets.
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? *
The Atlanta farmers market circuit
How did you learn to farm, and for how long have you been farming for market? What has prepared you to farm successfully according to CNG standards? *

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: *
15
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
.25
Fruit Crops:
.5
Hay:
0
Grains/Beans:
0
Sugarbush:
0
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: *
No till
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
winter rye, field peas, ryegrass, crimson clover, and hairy vetch
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
Compost materials are only sourced from our land/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". *
Have not begun using yet but will in the future
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. *
none yet, but plan on using bone meal, kelp meal and fish emulsion
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. *
To prepare beds for planting, I solarize the land with tarps to kill existing grass/flora. After growing in the beds, we expect to have grass seed germinate and come back up. We will hand weed/with tools as well as continue to solarize until just before planting in beds.
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. *
We will likely have white cabbage moths on our brassicas, which we will prevent with reemay floating row covers as seedlings become established. We will hand pick green caterpillars and/or use a mild dish soap and cayenne spray to affected areas. For aphids, we will use a similar approach - hand wiping off of plants in conjunction with dish soap spray and potentially neem oil. For moles, we will be adopting two outdoor feral cats to keep rodent control at bay.
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 on tomatoes - planting 2+ ft apart from each other to allow air circulation. Leaf spot on swiss chard - prevention is key here, so we will take all infected leaves away from growing field so that it does not spread throughout our beds as well as keeping successive plantings far apart from each other. We will not water our beds in the evening to prevent too much moisture overnight, preventing disease. We will also practice crop rotation for disease prevention.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
Well 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

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. *
I use Johnnys Seeds, Baker Creek and Strictly Medicinals to locate organic, heirlooms seeds.
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? *
Purchase AND Mix my own
What ingredients does your potting mix contain? If you purchase a mix, please also indicate which product. *
When I purchase - FoxFarm Ocean Forest potting soil When I mix - peat moss, composted chicken and cow manure (bags of fully composted manure from home depot), perlite, vermiculite
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. *
N/A
Do you purchase any transplants from outside sources? *
yes
From which sources do you buy transplants? *
Johnnys seeds - Asparagus roots
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). *
N/A
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. *
The north and west borders of our property are lined by National Forest. The East border has 100 yards of forest between it and the gravel dirt road that leads to our property (this road is not well traveled and doesn't pose any contamination issues). The South border is privately owned and is conservation land and is not used for any purpose other than to support wildlife. We are very lucky in our location!

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: