Produce & Flowers

Mayfield Cottage Greens

Owner: Jay Meyers

Address:
2265 Church St
POBox 173
Mayfield, MI 49666
Mi County

Mailing Address:
PO Box 173
POBox 173
Mayfield, MI 49666

daytime phone: 12312824600

Application Date: 2021-04-22

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I want to use organic practices in my growing of microgreens, but cannot afford the high cost of USDA organic certification. CNG seems like a perfect way to convince customers that they are receiving these best 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? *
by a grower on UTube
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: *
200 square feet
Number of above acreage that you own: *
all
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
none
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
Microgreens
Fruit Crops:
Hay:
Grains/Beans:
wheatgrass
Sugarbush:
Other Acreage:
Please check all items you grow and will market as Certified Naturally GrownTM *











Please Specify Any Other Items:
only growing microgreens.
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: *
all varieties grown on 10x20 microgreen trays
Do you use Cover Crops? *
no
Do you use Compost? *
no
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. *
(Miracle Grow Brand) Performance Organics Container Mix. Sphagnum peat, perlite, processed forest products, perlite, compost, yucca (Miracle Grow Brand) Organic Choice Potting Mix sphagnum peat, processed forest products, coir, compost, yucca organic ferilizer:Derived from poultry litter, feather meal, meat meal & blood meal.
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. *
I use store-bought , sterile soil. no weeds. the product i am growing is all indoors on trays. vertical farming method.
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. *
all of this product is grown indoors. pests are extremely minimal, like your house.
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. *
all surfaces and trays are washed, then sterilized with ZeroTol HC food grade hydrogen peroxide. .85oz per gal is recommended by the Mfr, to control all fungi, molds, bacteria, mildew, & pathogens.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
household well. well water. PH is controlled by white vinegar.
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. *
all seeds are certified organic. True Leaf Market. main seed source. Mums Certified organic seeds Johnny Seeds (certified organic)
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? *
no
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. *
I grow these microgreens in my 250 square foot cottage. it is in the backyard of my home of 1 acre. it is is a small village. not near any areas that are growing anything. just homes with grass yards.

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:
thank you