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.