Tips for Using This Guide

 

The online version of the Guide may be accessed through a clickable map of regions, or through indexes listing operations by farm name or by county.  Individual pages for each farm give the farm's location, contact information, growing practices, products, and more. 

Call before you go.  Before you visit any location, call to confirm their information.  We included details about farm products, locations, business hours, etc., based on information provided by the businesses, but these details can change week-to-week, during a season, or from year-to-year. Although we have reviewed these listings, MOFFA has not verified or validated the farm and business information.

Finding an organic farm.  Under the federal National Organic Program (NOP), a farm can market its products as organic only if they are Certified Organic (unless exempt under the rule). Certification is a process that requires farms to follow certain production practices, keep records, and be inspected by an independent certification agency. Farms that sell less than $5000 per year may be exempt from the requirement for certification, but are still required to follow all recordkeeping and other rules of the NOP. We have identified those who are certified organic with a special symbol, and we list the name of their certification agency. Certification information can change; ask about current certification status.  See our page About Organic Certification for more information.