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Farm Gazette - Special Edition

Posted 7/13/2009 9:25pm by Renee Savary.

Twin Oaks Farm
USDA Organic Seal
by Quality Certification Services (QCS)

I am very proud to announce that the farm is now USDA certified organic. Hard work, commitment and the profound belief that this is the only way to farm led us to the certification.

 What does it means? Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones.  Organic food is produced without using conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering (GMO); or ionizing radiation.  Before a product can be labeled ‘organic,’ a Government-approved certifier, in our case Quality Certification Services (QCS), inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. 

This last year has been an incredible adventure and a great learning experience. Raising chickens and ducks has been fun but being able to produce real food, knowing that no corners were cut and tasting the difference has been the most rewarding.

I worked very hard but without the help from the volunteers that came here to work for a day or for a month and to all of you that are buying my products from the eggs to the preserves I would like to say thank you.

 You, and only you, can change the way your food is produced and you are doing so by supporting small farmers like me. 

Thank you very much,