Produce Application

Peace and Harmony Farm

Owner: Theresa Allen

Address:
2826 Daniels Run Rd
Check, VA 24072
Floyd County

daytime phone: (704) 430-8687
Web site: http://peaceandharmonyfarm.com

Application Date: 2018-05-28

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
We have been Certified Naturally Grown before and want to continue using this label now that we have opened our farm again. We believe in clean food and this label allows us to show that.
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? *
yes
If yes, please note which agencies and dates: *
CNG-2001-Passion Flower Farms-GA CNG-2009-Peace and Harmony Farm-GA
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
I read about it when it first came out and made the decision to join. It fit with my beliefs and I liked that is was peer inspected, not a governing agency.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
1/8
Number of above acreage that you own: *
22
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:
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: *
Tractor-walk behind and regular Hand tools-shovels, broad fork No-till in some areas
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Red clover, beans, peas, rye grass
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
worm castings, on farm, and some 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" deep, 4 wheelbarrows/100' 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. *
Harmony 5-4-3 applied at planting 5#/100' bed Fish emulsion-foliar application/and drench/drip 1 TB/gal (Fertrell, Alaska Fish) Kelp-Fertrell
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. *
bermuda grass-hand dig/hoe crabgrass-hand dig/pull/hoe
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. *
aphids-insecticidal soap 1 TB/gal beetles-spinosad 1-2 oz/gal, hand pick at times fire ants-diatomaceous earth, spinosad worms-BT,Dipel
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- blossom end rot-epsom salt
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
well
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? *
yes
Are they grown using Naturally Grown/Organic methods? *
yes
If they're not grown according to CNG methods, please list them here. This produce may not be sold as Certified Naturally Grown. (If they are, put "N/A") *
N/A
Do you purchase any transplants from outside sources? *
yes
From which sources do you buy transplants? *
Hillcrest Nursery Millers, MD 21102
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. *
To the East-naturally grown produce To the south-1/4 mile to the nearest road-in between 2 fields of naturally grown produce To the West-ecological preserve for Davidson College To the North-ecological preserve for Davidson College

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:
Our farm is on the land that we also farm for Davidson College. We have purchased land in Virginia and will begin growing there within the next year.