Current Outreach Partners
Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. supports and promotes organic and sustainable agriculture, wherein; we educate consumers, farmers, future farmers (children & youth), businesses, policy makers and the general public. FOG operates two programs: Education & Outreach and Quality Certification Services. Education & Outreach projects generate knowledge, share resources, and apply the expertise of FOG in ways that advance organic agriculture and healthy and just food systems. To meet the demands of a growing organic industry, FOG operates Quality Certification Services (QCS), a USDA ISO Guide 65 accredited program that offers USDA National Organic Program, Canadian, Japanese and European Union accredited certification options. QCS also offers Social Justice, Aquaculture and Vegan certification options. QCS certifies farming, wildcrafting, livestock, processing, packing and handling entities large and small in more than 30 states and 13 countries.
Based in Clermont, Florida, family-owned Uncle Matt’s Organic is dedicated to fueling families with uncompromised organic nutrition. It means that no dangerous pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are ever used in the growing process. Instead, Uncle Matt’s believes in building up the soil and working in harmony with nature to produce fruit that is nutrient dense and full of the healthy flavor. With Florida’s declining overall acreage devoted to citrus groves, Uncle Matt’s passion for organic agriculture has convinced other growers in the area and throughout the state of Florida to convert their operations to organic and join the Uncle Matt’s family of growers.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company has donated the 5 Flavor Basil Seed Mix that we offer as a gift to every donor of $10 or more! Their 2009 catalog offers 1275 unique heirloom varieties. They only offer open-pollinated seeds: pure, natural and non-GMO! They offer heirloom seeds from 70 countries, including many that we collected ourselves. Started in 1998 by Jere Gettle, as a means to preserve rare seeds. They are located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri. Check out their website at http://rareseeds.com/