Small Farm selling 'organic'
Ok I have waded through the USDA website and have not found
the exact info I am looking for, I have heard that small scale farmers do not need to be "certified" to sell produce advertised as organic.
What are the rules on this? We have always grown everything
pesticide/fertilizer/chemical free but have never sold
anything before and are planning on selling at our farmers markets this year and was wondering if we were able to advertise our produce as organic? We only grow on a small scale and would never make enough profit to justify getting "certified" but when I accidently used the word "organic" on a local foods group when talking about our farm everyone jumped my case saying if I were not certified I could be fined, ect, ect.