What does it mean to be “Certified Transitional”?
"Certified Transitional" is one of the best ways to support farms as they transition to organic farming practices. Food for Thought: Just because a label doesn't read "Certified Organic" doesn't mean it's not produced through organic practices. What does it mean to be "Certified Transitional"? Organic has become the fourth largest food commodity in America, according to the USDA, but there aren’t enough farms growing organic food to keep up with demand. As of 2017, less than 1% of American farms (approximately 18,000) have organic certification! That's where "Certified Transitional" comes in - a new verification created to encourage more farmers to make the switch to organic farming. One of the most daunting hurdles to becoming certified organic is the 36-month transition period that any farm must go through before being granted organic certificationRead More