Produce Application

Green Owl Garlic

Owner: Suzanne Kelly

Address:
206 Mill Rd
Rhinebeck, NY 12572-2544
Dutchess County

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 303
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

daytime phone: (914) 489-3668
Web site: http://greenowlgarlic.com

Application Date: 2015-03-08

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
We grow responsibly chemical, pesticide, and herbicide free, using only natural methods, including crop rotation, compost, kelp/fish emulsion, green manure crops and straw mulch. All of our garlic is planted, cultivated, and harvested by hand. We are committed to the highest standards of sustainability and we want our community of buyers to feel secure about our commitment.
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? *
other farmers. as a consumer.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
1.25
Number of above acreage that you own: *
0.25
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
1
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
1.25
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:
festivals

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
Tractor - plowing and discing.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
goes back to grass for three years, though we plan to try some legumes somewhere down the road.
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
leaves, grass clippings and other composted materials from my vegetable garden
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.): *
several local horse farms - it's composted manure (several years old)
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
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
just prior to planting
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. *
Sea Kelp.
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. *
weeds are kept down through straw mulch on garlic beds. rows are kept free of weeds with wheel hoe and hand weeding. No pesticides are used.
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 have not had any insect problems to date. However, onion maggots and wire worms are pests of garlic. Thoroughly discing the planting area helps and practicing proper crop rotation (we are on a three year rotation).
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. *
mold and other fungus are key disease challenges facing garlic crops. Throughout the growing season we cull any diseased looking plants and practice a three year crop rotation.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
water comes from my home.
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? *
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. *
To the north and east is several hundred acres of farmland. Within a 100 yards or more the land is used for hay production (only natural methods). There are also cows. To the west is my home (of at least 100 yards) and beyond that a wooded area. To the south is a fallow fieldat least 100 yards deep and a neighboring residential house.

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. *
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