Produce & Flowers

Tanglefoot Farm

Owner: Corinna Warner

Address:
Blanchard, OK

daytime phone: (405) 501-0790
Web site: http://tanglefootfarm.com

Application Date: 2021-09-14

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
Because I believe that food should be grown without harmful synthetic chemicals, and that consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of this, and are looking for producers that farm holistically and regeneratively.
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? *
no
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
From another farmer who is certified
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? *
I have had a small garden for several years. Qualifying for the NRCS High Tunnel grant has enabled me to move forward with plans to start a market garden. We are in the early stages of doing so, but intend to continue to farm without use of synthetic chemicals

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
0.25
Number of above acreage that you own: *
0.25
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
0.25
Fruit Crops:
Hay:
Grains/Beans:
Sugarbush:
Other Acreage:
1.75
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: *
No till
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Winter Rye, Clovers, Buckwheat, pea, radish and turnip
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
Some is on-farm (currently enrolled in a Master Composter's Class), the rest is from a locally-owned soil company
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". *
2 inches deep
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
I primarily use my own plant-based manures. On rare occasion (yearly or less) I purchase a manure-based compost from a reputable local company.
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". *
As a side dressing after composting
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
I apply after plants are about 6 inches tall for a nitrogen/phosphorus boost
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. *
Bone Meal, Blood Meal, Greensand, Gypsum, Rock Phosphate. Generally, I use the OMRI-certified line from Espoma
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. *
Crabgrass is by far the most annoying. Also chickweed. I hoe them, flame them, or pull 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. *
Vine borers and Squash Bugs. I manage these by planting cucurbits early and late so I can avoid the worst of them. I keep squash covered until it blooms. Next year I am growing a parthenocarpic variety so I don't have to ever uncover the squash. My other main pest is Tomato fruit worms, which I successfully treated this year with BT. I have the occasional aphid outbreak, but also a large ladybug population, so they haven't been a real issue.
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. *
I have not had disease issues with any crop except beans, which may have had bean mosaic virus. I pull affected plants, and resow the crop in another area. Because of the high tunnel, I am seeking out seed that is resistant to foliar diseases.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
We use our well.
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

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. *
I use suppliers with a solid reputation and I purchase organic seed from Johnny's, Hoss, Territorial, and Harris
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
Do you purchase potting soil, or do you mix your own on the farm? *
mixed my own
What ingredients does your potting mix contain? If you purchase a mix, please also indicate which product. *
compost, peat moss, small amount of blood meal
Are all of your transplants grown according to CNG standards, without synthetic fertilizers or wetting agents? *
yes
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. *
n/a
Do you purchase any transplants from outside sources? *
no
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. *
Our growing area is nearest to the north side of oor property, it abuts an area that we have reserved for wildlife, which is at least 60 feet wide at it's narrowest. It is 150 from the road on the east side, approx 120 feet from the south edge of of our property, which has an uncultivated field next to it, and it is 30 feet from the neighbors property on the west side. Our neighbors do not chemically treat the area next to our fence.

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. *
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