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DandeeRose
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Alicia
Charlestown, IN
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Posted - Apr 27 2016 :  07:51:50 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The farm we are buying has been utilized for cattle for half a century. It hasn't been sprayed/ treated. If we wanted to become Certified Organic, it would certainly be the time for it!

But we are so new.... Can we really do this? And is it truly worth it to become Certified with all the hassle??

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
Charlestown, IN
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Posted - Apr 27 2016 :  07:55:06 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote



Many Blessings- Alicia #5232
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."
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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

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Rae
MN
1488 Posts

Posted - Jun 29 2016 :  06:35:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What did you decide on organic? We have thoughts about it as well but not sure with regulations, etc.. We grass feed our beef, use manure on fields and chickens run free spring through fall so are pretty close on our own.
Just curious.
Rae



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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
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Posted - Jun 29 2016 :  08:27:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't believe you have to become certified unless you are selling. We sell our organic eggs but can't claim organic unless we get certification. So I don't advertise them that way.

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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

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Rae
MN
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Posted - Jun 29 2016 :  08:39:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
People who want our meat know how cattle are fed, which is why they contact us. Seems like lots of work and money for certification, that we do 95% of the time anyway. Just my thought right now ..

Rae



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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
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Posted - Jun 30 2016 :  07:05:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I try to buy only organic for our food. I would love to have a organic beef cattle farm by us, but there isn't any. I do shop at Whole Foods and really like their number system on how the animals are raised. Our farmer's market has very little organic produce, yet they charge the same price as Whole Foods organic produce, which is disappointing. I buy very little at the farmer's market because of this.

I know there's a lot of paperwork involved going certified organic. Maybe someone can help you understand the process and then have you decide if it is worth your while. Good luck with your decision!

Dawn in IL

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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
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Posted - Jun 30 2016 :  09:31:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes. I hear from many of our Amish neighbors that the regulations are onerous and the stamp of approval is ridiculously expensive to get and maintain. Unless they are trying to do something on a huge commercial scale, it's just not worth it. Instead, they will put "free range" on their sign, or "Grown without chemicals" or something like that.

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Edited by - Marilyn Hartman Sullivan on Jun 30 2016 09:32:40 AM
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Jun 30 2016 :  09:33:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your place is beautiful, by the way.

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Old Spirit
True Blue Farmgirl

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Rae
MN
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Posted - Jun 30 2016 :  11:23:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
People know how we raise ours so word of mouth seems to be working so far and we aren't that huge for big market selling. To bad so much government makes it hard for healthy food but wouldn't want Monsanto to lose money #128544;



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