Produce & Flowers
Ten Fold FarmOwner: Tiffany Bell
4634 Guide Meridian
Bellingham, WA 98226
daytime phone: (360) 220-7391
Web site: http://www.tenfoldfarm.com
Application Date: 2019-05-23
- Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
- We have been certified before.
- Are you currently third party Certified for your produce operation by any other organization (Organic, Biodynamic, etc)? *
- Have you ever been certified in the past? *
- If yes, please note which agencies and dates: *
- Certified naturally Grown- 2015/2016
- Have you ever been denied certification? *
- How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
- 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: *
- Number of above acreage that you own: *
- Number of above acreage that you lease: *
- Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
- General Listed Acreage Breakdown
- Veg Crops:
- Fruit Crops:
- included in veg area
- Other Acreage:
- Please check all items you grow and will market as Certified Naturally GrownTM *
- Please Specify Any Other Items:
- tree nuts eventually.
- 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 with tiller attachment. For smaller areas either the push tiller or hand tools.
- Do you use Cover Crops? *
- If yes, please list: *
- winter rye, buckwheat
- Do you use Compost? *
- Do you use Manure? *
- If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
- All manure is produced on our farm. We use a deep litter method for the animals. Animals are put into winter confinement in the fall, then we deep litter through the rainy season. Earliest animals can go on pasture is April 1st. Manure is then piled and turned from April until fall. In the fall it is put on the garden and pastures and then cover cropped. We classify any product containing fecal matter as raw manure and follow the 120 day rule.
- 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? *
- in the fall before cover crops only
- Do you apply any non-composted Manure within 120 days of veg-crop harvesting? *
- 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. *
- Natures Intent Dolopril lime (lime)-in the spring if needed to balance PH Alaska Fish fertilizer 5-1-1 (OMRI listed)(fermented fish)- as needed
- Have any chemical fertilizers been applied to the fields you are seeking Certification for in the last three years (36 months)? *
- Have any non-acceptable pesticides and/or herbicides been applied to these fields in the last 3 years? *
- Do you use Professional Soil Testing services? *
- 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. *
- buttercups are the biggest issue. We mow them down aroudn the peremiter of the gardens. If they are in the garden we use the flame thrower or manually remove them.
- 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. *
- slugs. We use Sluggo which is OMRI listed. We only use it if there are signs of slugs and an application usually lasts a good 6 weeks or so.
- 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. *
- powderly mildew. We use OMRI listed neem oil and treat according to the directions on the container. Usually we don't have a problem because if we see a warm dry weather pattern following by a wet still weather pattern we make sure to keep the plants well hydrated and reduce the stress on them. In the fall when they get powdery mildew its usually a sign that they are done so they are pulled and disposed of.
- Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
- City of Bellingham water.
- Are there any known contaminants in the irrigation water? *
- Are you a maple producer who seeks to certify your sugarbush? *
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. *
- Do you purchase or grow using any Genetically Modified seeds? *
- Do you use any chemically treated seeds in your operation? *
- Do you grow your own transplants? *
- Do you purchase potting soil, or do you mix your own on the farm? *
- What ingredients does your potting mix contain? If you purchase a mix, please also indicate which product. *
- Are all of your transplants grown according to CNG standards, without synthetic fertilizers or wetting agents? *
- If any transplants are not grown according to CNG standards, please list them here. (If they all are, put "N/A".) This produce may not be marketed as Certified Naturally Grown. *
- Do you purchase any transplants from outside sources? *
- Chemical/Spray Drift and Buffers:
- Is there any likelihood of Chemical/Spray drift contamination of your fields? *
- Do you have an adequate buffer to protect yourself from potential contamination? *
- 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 south is a church, we have at least a good 25' of native grasses, grassed waterway, native plants, and young trees beween them and garden 1. to the west is another 100' of native grass and young trees before you get to the road. to the North is a fallow field, and between that field and the gardens is a good 200' of our property. To the East is all trees and native grasses.
- 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:
- There are no other certified naturally grown farms in the area.