Produce Application

Onatrue Farm

Owner: Max Lindert

Address:
220 Jimson Lane
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Jefferson County

daytime phone: (360) 621-7479
evening phone: (360) 621-7479

Application Date: 2016-03-16

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
Believe that peer review certification is superior, to government agency based certification. (Besides, my old farm True Timbers, was CNG)
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: *
Not this new farm but past farm was CNG in 2013.
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
Internet

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
5
Number of above acreage that you own: *
10
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
3
Fruit Crops:
1.5
Hay:
2
Grains/Beans:
0.5
Sugarbush:
Other Acreage:
3
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: *
Deep Chisel plow and cultivate.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Phalicia, rye, vetch, buckwheat, beans, kale
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
Generally sheet compost in the field sometimes not. Hot compost in a pile. My veg waste, plus local horse manure and straw bedding.
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". *
4 yards per acre
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
Local horse and tractored laying hens
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". *
4 yards per acre
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
Fall/winter
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. *
Nutri-rich chicken waste pellets 4-3-2 OMRI - in row use at 16 lbs per 300/sq of raised bed Pro pellet bone OMRI Pro pellet Blood OMRI Kelp meal OMRI Pro pellet feather OMRI Above used in potting mix at 1/4 cup per 20/gallons of peat, perlite, sand, bark, native topsoil mix. Lime,applied to potting mix based on PH Lime applied to melon crops at 20 lbs per 300/sq raised bed. Home made wood ash and biochar using straw, hay or on farm brush, used as a supplemental K and pH adjusting source on rare occasion. (50 lbs per hear total farm use) North shore fish and.kelp emulsion, applied through.drip tape as supplemental as prescribed on bottle once every 3 weeks during mid season growth. (Prior to fruiting)
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. *
Thistle- chisle plow, cultivating and black plastic mulch Sorrel- cultivation, black plastic mulch, drip irrigation. Vetch, flame weeding, hand weeding
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. *
Cabbage maggot fly Carrot rust fly Control via nematodes, timed planting, floating row covers Aphids control via benificial insect plants, and only insecticidal soap on seedlings still on the Bench. Any OMRI listed purchased sprays are only considered on the seedling bench. In the field I rely on physical barriers and natural predators.
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. *
Powder mildew and blossom end rot Attempt control with even moisture and good air circulation.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
Well tested water
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? *
US Berry plant (bare root day neutral strawberries and raspberries-- Not organic.. Tried 3 sources. Grow orgainc, territorial and raintree.) Irish Eyes (bare root onion- not organic, tried grow organic, territorial, dixondale,) Johnnys (Sweet potato slips, Organic certified.) Filaree Garlic Farm (Potatoes, garlic and shallots all certified organic) Puna organics (ginger riozomes, flowering Ginger.. Certified organic) Adaptive seed (certified organic shallot)
How have you confirmed with your supplier that the transplants are grown without synthetic fertilizers or wetting agents? *
Yes for most, exempt for day neutral strawberries, raspberries, onion sets
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). *
Exemptions
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. *
West is horse pasture, north is private road/forest, I manage, East is forest, south is forest. Minimum buffer 30 feet, mostly 50 plus feet. neighbors do not use chemicals on residential properties.

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: