Since 1st March 2023, we have been certified organic by the Soil Association.
The term organic is defined by law and anything labelled with it has to comply to a strict set of standards.
This includes anyone who is growing, processing or selling organic food being certified by a recognised authority.
Soil Association vs OF&G
Previously, we were certified by OF&G. There are two key reasons we changed.
Firstly, the Soil Association is the most recognisable organic certification brand in the UK.
This hasn’t happened overnight. For over 75 years, the Soil Association has worked to transform the way we eat, farm, and care for our natural world.
Their work spans campaigning and raising standards, protecting wildlife, promoting soil health and last, but not least, supporting farmers and small businesses (like us!).
The second reason we switched is intrinsically linked to the first; the Soil Association is a charity, and does things the other private certification companies don't because they reinvest all their profits in to furthering the organic cause.
We are actually certified by a wholly owned subsidiary, Soil Association Certification Limited.
This is a not-for-profit company that delivers parts of the Charity’s strategy whilst generating returns that are reinvested back into their wider work.
Finally, I would like to thank Jon and the team at OF&G for all their support. I started my organic journey with them as a novice. Their patience and high standards ensured the transition to Soil Association was an easy process.
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