25 November 2010

Organic inspection.

This is Doune (left).

Doune has come to Daylesford Organics today to perform our annual NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia) inspection.

As a Certified Organic farm, each year we are visited at least once by an inspector who comes to ensure that we are complying with all the NASAA standards.

This inspector reviews all our records from the past year. This includes all our planting, harvesting and sales records, as well as proof that everything bought onto the farm as an input was Certified Organic.

Doune will also have a physical look around and may take some tissue or soil samples to make sure there are no risks from contamination or other potential problems.
There are three elements that are linked in the certification process and they are the people, the land and the product. A combination of all three is an organic management plan.

For the past seven years we have been Certified Organic with NASAA and have the license number 3500. It's a lot of work and a lot of record keeping but we are proud of our certification and like that it gives our customers confidence in who we are and how we are growing.


belinda said...

You certainly have every right to feel proud about that certification. Both the time and effort put into the ground and record keeping is a labour that many of us as consumers really appreciate.

Kind Regards

Luisa said... wish i could visit your lovely farm.
Well done on seven years of kind soil management.

farmdoc said...

Judging by the lower photograph Doune loves the new Daylesford Organics egg carton labels. So you're home and hosed, I'd say.

Killiecrankie Farm said...

well done kate and bren - certification is such a gem once you get there.

completely get Brens attitude about season, and lateness of crops - its a crazy year ! But hey what can you do :)
enjoy the peace before the madness !