Describing non-certified organic practices. Help?
Sorry if this subject has been discussed before. I tried the search but came up with few answers.
Our farm sells at various markets and by far the most common question is "are you organic?"
I've been certified organic in the past and am aware of the details of the National organic standards, but no longer choose to certify, partially due to watered down standards but mostly due to the $600 annual cost.
We are still growing the same way as always, but find ourselves confused as to how to describe our produce.
For a while now i've been telling customers that we "are not certified but grow all our produce using organic practices."
This seems to work fine as a quick and easy, as most customers get bored fast when I start to describe the details of our growing (I could talk about it all day).
I do wonder if I am breaking some new organic rule by describing our farm as the above.
Any opinions from the organic growers out there (certified or otherwise)?