Values Based Farming
Certified Sustainable growers work with nature. They follow nature’s patterns but are grounded in science. They create environments for diversity to flourish in the soils they work with and are incredibly observant. They believe that being a farmer is to be a steward of the land and they act to regenerate it.
Products grown under the Standard and managed by these farmers are free from residues, GMO’s, and are climate-friendly.
Our Standard takes a further step, using the quality program to ensure that all products can be traced back to individual fields of production. This guarantees a processor can access if required, the farming history of growers fields.
The Standard is aligned to Industry Best Management Practice and works on the basis of continual improvement. It is outcomes-focused and not prescriptive, as nature cant be managed with a “one size fits all” program. Certified Sustainable Standard is a private Standard.
The passion and commitment within the Certified Sustainable group, has driven on and off-farm research and development which has created practical solutions to many modern agricultural dilemmas that dominate conventional farming. The growing methods used are exciting, based on the individual context; and have set a new level in agricultural production.