Your Search Results


  • Speaker Series 2010: Av Singh

    Certification, Complementary Agriculture, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Speaker Series 2010: Av Singh

    Av Singh gives three minutes of organic advice at the 2010 ACORN Conference Speaker Series.

  • Opportunities for Local Organic with Norbert Kungl

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Opportunities for Local Organic with Norbert Kungl

    NS Farmer Norbert Kungl discusses his opinion of how the changes in global agriculture are offering a tremendous opportunity for the local organic sector at the 2010 ACORN organic conference and trade show in Charlottetown, PEI. (2mins 3secs)

  • Small-Scale Organic Processing Opportunities

    Certification, Infrastructure & Equipment, Value-Added

    Small-Scale Organic Processing Opportunities

    At the 2010 organic conference and trade show, organic inspector and farmer Brian Ives discusses his experiences inspecting processing plants across Atlantic Canada.  He sees opportunities for small-scale processing operations for organic value-added foods.

  • Record-Keeping for Streamlined Organic Certification

    Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Record-Keeping for Streamlined Organic Certification
  • Part 1: Organic Farming: "Philosophies and Fundamentals of Organic" with Dr. Av Singh

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Part 1:  Organic Farming:

    Philosophies and Fundamentals of Organic is Part 1 in a series of educational videos with Av Singth from Agrapoint talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007 (7m:46s)

  • Part 2: Organic Farming: "Learning About Organic" with Dr. Av Singh

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Part 2:  Organic Farming:

    Learning About Organic Farming is part 2 in a series of educational videos with Av Singth from Agrapoint talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007. (2m:50s)

  • Part 3: Organic Farming: "Just Do It": with Dr. Av Singh

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Part 3: Organic Farming:

    Just Do It is part 3 in a series of educational videos with Av Singth from Perennia talking about organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference held in Cornwall, PEI, 2007. (4m:01s)

  • Part 4: Organic Farming: "Is Organic About Less or More?" with Dr. Av Singh

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Part 4:  Organic Farming:

    Is Organic About Less or More is part 4 in a series of educational videos with Dr. Av Singth from Agrapoint talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007. (7:m36s)

  • Work Together To Do Better with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    Work Together To Do Better with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Work Together To Do Better is one in a series of inspirational videos with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007. (7m:58s)

  • Growing Locally with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops

    Growing Locally with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens

    Growing Locally is one in a series of inspirational videos with Klaas and Mary Howell-Martens talking on organic farming at the Growing More Organic Conference, Cornwall, PEI, 2007.

  • Going (and Staying) Organic—What You Need to Know About Standards

    Certification

    Going (and staying) organic-what you need to know about standards, recordkeeping and inspection
  • GMOs and Organic Agriculture with E. Ann Clark

    Certification

    GMOs and Organic Agriculture with E. Ann Clark: Cross-Pollination; Externalized Costs; Known and Unknowable Risks
  • ACORN's brochure on the benefits of organic certification and the certification process

    Certification

    ACORN's brochure on the benefits of organic certification and the certification process
  • Garden Centre List by ACORN (2009)

    Certification, Food Skills, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    ACORN Garden Centre List: Fertilizers; Soil Mixtures; Growth Promoters
  • Organic Standards and Certification with Roxanne Beavers - 2011

    Certification

    2011 Organic Standards and Certification with Roxanne Beavers: What is the Canadian Organic Standard?; Getting Certified; Recordkeeping and the Organic Plan; Inspection
  • Innovative Weed Management Strategies for Organic Cereal Crops with Dr. Ellen

    Certification

    Innovative Weed Management Strategies for Organic Cereal Crops with Dr. Ellen Mallory
  • The Greenhouse Effect: The Influence of: Light, Water, and Temperature on Plan Growth

    Certification

    The Greenhouse Effect: The Influence of: Light, Water, and Temperature on Plan Growth
  • Organic Market Research and Action Plan (ProAgri Consulting and Morton Horticulture Associates)

    Certification

    This report provides an overview of the Atlantic Canadian organic market.

  • Record keeping for Streamlined Certification and Farmer Sanity with Rowena Hopkins and Roxanne Beavers

    Certification

    Record keeping for Streamlined Certification and Farmer Sanity with Rowena Hopkins and Roxanne Beavers: Canadian Organic Standards; Useful sources of documentation
  • Transitioning to Organic Field Crop Production with Claude Bertheleme -March 2008

    ACORN Conference, Certification, Grain & Field Crops

    Transitioning to Organic Field Crop Production with Claude Berth
  • Audit Trail Workshop with Rowena Hopkins & Roxanne Beavers - ACORN Conference 2010

    ACORN Conference, Certification

    Audit Trail Workshop: What is an Audit Trail?; Examples of Traceability
  • Transporting Organics: Considerations for Organic Integrity in Distribution

    Certification, Infrastructure & Equipment

    The likelihood that organic products travel with non-organic products is great, and organic integrity can be at risk. This resource outlines some of the key considerations you should take into account to maintain organic intergrity in distribution as either producer or distributor.

  • How to Choose a Certification Body (List of CBs Operating in Atlantic Canada)

    Certification

    This short 2-page resource lists the common certification bodies operating in Atlantic Canada, and provides some hints to help you choose your certification body from a great resource presentation at a MOSES conference in 2009.

  • Directory of Organic Inputs

    Certification

    Browse this online database of approved organic inputs managed by the Organic Federation of Canada and Peppersoft Inc.

  • New Brunswick Organic Grade Regulation Factsheet - Producers

    Certification

    New Brunswick introduced a provincial organic regulation in 2014. This factsheet covers all the details and provides tips for producers to ensure compliance with the regulation. (Disponible en français)

  • New Brunswick Organic Grade Regulation Factsheet - Farmers' Markets

    Certification

    New Brunswick introduced a provincial organic regulation in 2014. This factsheet covers all the details and provides tips for farmers' markets to ensure their vendors comply with the regulation. (Disponible en français)

  • New Brunswick Organic Grade Regulation Factsheet - Restaurants

    Certification

    New Brunswick introduced a provincial organic regulation in 2014. This factsheet provides all the details, as well as tips for restaurants who wish to use NB organic products. (Disponible en français)

  • New Brunswick Organic Grade Regulation Factsheet - Retailers

    Certification

    New Brunswick introduced a provincial organic regulation in 2014. This factsheet provides all the details, as well as tips for retailers who wish to sell NB organic products. (Disponible en français)

  • Organic Advantage: The Business Case for Organic Vegetables

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Horticulture

    This guide (produced by the Organic Value Chain Roundtable) paints a picture of strong demand filled largely by imported products from the US and Mexico. Less than 25% of the domestic demand for organic vegetables at retail is filled by Canadian producers. In fact, for vegetables such as organic cauliflower, beets and spinach, 100% of the domestic retail demand is met by imports. The guide shows the demand for the main organic vegetable types and retail price trends relative to conventional. (Disponible en français)

  • Avantage des produits biologiques : production légumière

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Français, Horticulture

    Selon le guide, la réponse à la forte demande se fait principalement en important des produits des États‑Unis et du Mexique. Les producteurs canadiens répondent à moins de 25 % de la demande nationale pour les légumes biologiques. En fait, 100 de la demande nationale de légumes biologiques comme les choux‑fleurs, les betteraves et les épinards provient des importations. Le guide met l’accent sur la demande des principales catégories de légumes biologiques et souligne les tendances de prix au détail par rapport aux légumes traditionnels. 

  • Avantage des produits biologiques : production de grains

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Français, Grain & Field Crops

    Le guide fournit des informations détaillées sur la superficie des terres agricoles canadiennes consacrée à la production biologique de céréales et d’oléagineux, les prix du marché, les couts d’exploitation, les marges et les rendements. Il donne également une liste des ressources qui peuvent aider les agriculteurs à faire le saut vers la production biologique.

  • Avantage des produits biologiques : production du bÅ“uf

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Français, Livestock

    Les producteurs qui veulent ajouter de la valeur à leurs cultures biologiques par la mise au pâturage du bétail trouveront dans ce guide des conseils et des ressources.

  • Organic Advantage: The Business Case for Organic Grain Production

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Grain & Field Crops

    This guide provides details of the Canadian acreage devoted to organic cereal grains and oilseed production, prices, operating expenses, margins and yields, and points producers towards resources that can help them transition from conventional to organic. (Disponible en français)

  • Organic Advantage: The Business Case for Organic Beef Production

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Livestock

    The beef guide provides guidance and resources for producers who want to add value to their organic crops through livestock grazing. (Disponible en français)

  • ACORN's Quartery Organic Newsletter Issue 51 - Winter 2014

    ACORN Conference, Certification, Season Extension

    Includes articles on the following:

    • To Till or Not To Till?
    • Seasonal Food Fix
    • @ Issue - Organic Livestock: Chicken or the Grain?
    • Organic Profile: Bruce Family Farm
    • Crop Storage Featuring UVM Extension Agricultural Engineer, Chris Callahan
    • Organic: We Have Standards by Shannon Jones
    • Seasonal Price Tracker
    • Provincial Updates
    • Conference Notes
    • ACORN Project Updates
  • ACORN's Quarterly Organic Newsletter Issue 55 - Winter 2015

    ACORN Conference, Certification, Community Supported Agriculture

    Includes articles on the following:

    • Message from ACORN Executive Director: Theresa Richards
    • Conference Highlights
    • Quebec's CSA Network by Theresa Richards & Tegan Renner
    • Small-Scale Organic Working Group by Shannon Jones
    • The Steps Before The Leap To Organic Certification by Colleen Prentice
    • Project Updates
    • Volunteer of the Season: Peter Myatt
    • Price Tracker
    • Seasonal Food Fix
  • ACORN's Quarterly Organic Newsletter Issue 56 - Spring 2015

    Certification, Community Supported Agriculture, Soil & Compost

    Includes articles on the following:

    • Update on Biodegradable Mulches
    • Provincial Organic Survey Results
    • Project & Provincial Updates
    • Upholding Our Organic Standards
    • CSA Shareholder & Farm Survey Results
    • Seasonal Food Fix
  • 2014-15 Atlantic Organic Production Survey Report

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Fruit & Berry, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Livestock

    The 2014-15 production year found the Atlantic Organic Sector meeting steady demands for growth, or in some cases, confronting more than demand for growth than can be met with existing production. Learn more about the state of the Atlantic Organic Sector in this report, including current and planned production, education and training needs, and market information.   

  • Organic Opportunities Conference (NL) Notes

    Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Livestock, Season Extension, Seed, Soil & Compost

    The Newfoundland Organic Opportunities Conference took place January 13-14, 2016 in St. John's Newfoundland. The event was jointly hosted by ACORN and the Newfoundland Federation of Agriculture, and attended by over 50 people, including stakeholders in government, academia, and the non profit centre. Conference participant Dan Rubin, of Pouch Cove, kindly took notes and shared them with ACORN for distribution. 

  • 2015 COG Canadian Organic Standards and PSL Revisions

    Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Horticulture, Livestock

    New and Noteable Revisions to the Canadian Organic Standards for Crop and Livestock Production.

    The COS and PSL were revised and updated in 2015.  Thanks to COG for creating and sharing this document.

    Excerpted from The Canadian Organic Grower Magazine

     *This summary is not an official part of the Canada Organic Regime; users of this document bear ultimate responsibility for their own decisions on their operations. 

  • Understanding the Organic Claim

    ACORN Conference, Business & Marketing, Certification

    In food production, labels are applied to give consumers an idea of what they are eating, and how it is produced. There has been a proliferation of labeling systems which sometimes leave consumers more confused than informed. In this presentation from the 2013 ACORN conference in Moncton, Jodi Koberinski explains labels and buzzwords you might see on food packaging and clarifies what they mean (if anything). She also speaks about the recent efforts made to create mandatory national organic standards and the accompanying labeling. She explores where it succeeds, and its limitations.

  • OMRI Canada Organic Regime Product Review

    Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Pests, Disease & Weeds, Soil & Compost

    OMRI is now offering product review aligned with Canada Organic Regime (COR) standards, in addition to the existing Review Program under U.S. National Organic Program (NOP) standards. Allowed products are listed in the OMRI Canada Products List©, which is always available for free download. The first step toward listing a product on either the OMRI Products List or the OMRI Canada Products List is to order an OMRI Application Kit. The Kit includes all necessary application materials in order to apply for any type of OMRI review.

    How It Works
    Suppliers of products that fall within OMRI's scope are eligible to apply for listing on the OMRI Canada Products List.

    Products that OMRI has reviewed and determined are allowed in organic production according to Canadian standards will be included on a public OMRI Canada Products List©. These products will have the option of using either the new OMRI Canada seal or the USA / Canada seal.

    OMRI has recruited a team of knowledgeable experts with experience evaluating inputs to COR standards, to make final product listing decisions. OMRI is pleased to welcome Rochelle Eisen, Garry Lean, and Kelly Monaghan as the first OMRI Canada Review Panel members. Read more and review their bios here.

  • AgPal Program and Service Finder

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Infrastructure & Equipment, Livestock

    AgPal is a web-based discovery tool to help producers and others in the agriculture and agri-business sector find the federal, provincial and territorial programs and services that specifically apply to them.

  • Special Summer 2012 Issue of the Canadian Organic Grower

    Certification, Fruit & Berry, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    These articles first appeared in the special Summer 2012 research edition of The Canadian Organic Grower, produced in collaboration between OACC and COG. This special issue is brought to you with the support of the Organic Science Cluster. The Organic Science Cluster projects described in this article are funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and industry partners.

    Canada's Organic Science Cluster (OSC) is part of the Canadian Agri-Science Cluster Initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Growing Forward Policy Framework. Growing Forward, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The OSC is led by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada and the lead industry applicant, the Organic Federation of Canada.

  • OACC's Resources for Atlantic Canada

    Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Livestock, Soil & Compost

    The OACC offers research srticles on soils, horticulture, field crops, livestock and other.  Also, web-based courses on Composting, Organic Field Crop Production, Organic Livestock Production, Principles of Organic Horticulture and the Transition to Organic Agriculture.

  • Part One of ACORN’s 3-part Webinar Series on the Canadian Organic Standards

    Certification, Grain & Field Crops, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    Part One of ACORN's 3-part Webinar Series on the Canadian Organic Standards. Organic Crop Production with Rochelle Eisen B.Sc.(agr), P.Ag - Resilient Solutions Consulting. This one-hour webinar outlines the difference between the Organic Products Regulation and the Canadian Organic Standards as well as overview transition requirements and explain the connection between the Canadian Organic Standard and the Permitted Substances List. Learn more about the crop production sections of the Standards in regards to land requirements, environmental factors, seed and planting stock, soil fertility and pest and disease management.

  • Part Two of ACORN’s 3-part Webinar Series on the Canadian Organic Standards

    Certification, Livestock

    Part Two of ACORN's 3-part Webinar Series on the Canadian Organic Standards. Organic Livestock with Anne Macey - co-author COG's Organic Livestock Handbook. This webinar provides an overview of the livestock production sections of the Standards, focusing on information regarding livestock origin, feed, health care, and living conditions.

  • Part Three of ACORN’s 3-part Webinar Series on the Canadian Organic Standards

    Certification

    Part Three of ACORN's 3-part Webinar Series on the Canadian Organic Standards. Organic Processing and Labelling with Kelly Monaghan - Ash Street Organics. This session will provide an overview of the organic processing sections of the Canadian Organic Standards. Gain a better understanding about what the standards say about maintaining organic integrity, organic percentages, organic processing methods and processing aids.

  • Summer Podcast Series: Top 10 Certification Mistakes Organic Producers Make

    ACORN Conference, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming

    This workshop on Certification Mistakes was led by ACORN's own Organic Transition Coordinator, Tara Scott, during ACORN's 2014 Conference in Halifax, NS.