Produce & Flowers

Harpeth Moon Farm

Owner: Hayley Roberts and Max VanderBroek

1503 Highway 70
Kingston Springs, TN 37082
Cheatham County

Mailing Address:
1359 Campbell Ridge Road
Kingston Springs, TN 37082

daytime phone: (870) 718-3673
Web site:

Application Date: 2022-03-23

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
We believe in what you are about and want to support the movement. It adds another solid feather in our cap to go along with being Certified Organic
Are you currently third party Certified for your produce operation by any other organization (Organic, Biodynamic, etc)? *
If yes, please note which certification and agency: *
Certified Organic QCS
Have you ever been certified in the past? *
If yes, please note which agencies and dates: *
We have always been Certified Organic QCS
Have you ever been denied certification? *
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
At a conference
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? *
Hayley attended Warren Wilson College in Asheville NC for 4 years and got her degree in sustainable agriculture. She interned and apprenticed on farms during college and the 4 years after college to gain more perspective. We have been farming on our own farm entering our 7th year. We feel we go way beyond the Organic requirements and bring a stewardship to the land we live and farm on that is sustainable with cover crops, rotations and inputs that focus on living soil.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
an acre and a half
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:
1 acre
Fruit Crops:
1/4 acre
Other Acreage:
Flowers 1/4 acre
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:
Local store

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
No till in permanent beds, use broadforks to manage
Do you use Cover Crops? *
If yes, please list: *
Crimson Clover, Winter Rye, Oats, Sudan Grass, White Clover, Sunnhemp, buckwheat
Do you use Compost? *
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
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". *
3-5 5 gallon buckets per hundred
Do you use Manure? *
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. *
dolomitic lime - Charlie's, Espoma Organic Garden Lime
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. *
Grasses-managed with cover crops, landscape fabrics, silage tarps-hoeing and 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. *
Root maggots-Nematodes Aphids-Assassin bugs, lady bugs, Lacewings army worms-BT/hand pick
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. *
lettuce drop-Purecrop/Spore Quell 5.6% Blacksmith BioScience ARMORY Beneficial Bacillus Blend Tenet™ WP
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
City 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. *
Per Certified Organic Standards
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? *
Mix our own
What ingredients does your potting mix contain? If you purchase a mix, please also indicate which product. *
Peat Moss Perlite Dolomitic Lime Ferilizer-Charlies
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. *
Our 50 foot land use buffer from our growing area to the west is our field/tree-line of woods-north is our field-south is our woods-east is our field/woods.


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: