Actively partnering with Local BC Producers


Fieldstone is an enthusiastic supporter of Growing Organically and we are happy to help in any way we can with your progression towards an organic operation.

We are interested in your cereal, legume or seed crops and we invite you to ask about joining our coordinated producer plan. This plan began in 2011 in order to better match local BC supply with demand and support sustainability for our growers. We work hard to pay our growers the fairest price our market will allow.

Growing Organic in BC

There are many considerations in deciding to grow organically. Some of the questions to ask yourself are:

  1. Which Organic certification body should I use? To which level of standard do I need to certify?
  2. Which crop should I grow? What best suits my land conditions?
  3. How do I seed?
  4. How do I maintain soil health?
  5. How do I control weeds?
  6. Where do I go for crop growing information for this area.
  7. How will I harvest my crop? Do I have access to a Swather and /or Combine?
  8. What are the risks and what are the benefits?

 

GETTING CERTIFIED in BC

Getting certified is the first step in organic growing. There are several levels of certification and we can help you decide what level is best for you. Depending on the history on your land, land can be certified immediately if no fertilizers, pesticides or chemicals have been used in 3 years. Otherwise there is a transitional period depending on application history.

Fieldstone Granary Ltd. is a potential exporter and supplier to exporters and therefore all of our products must be certified according to the Canadian Organic Regime for North America and Europe. Our certifier is Pro-Cert Organics. Each certifying body has their own certifying protocols and fees and all this information can be found on the internet:
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd
COABC - Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia
The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is the only government-approved body responsible for overseeing the BC Certified Organic Program.

Agricultural Studies

Approaching crop disease from an ecological paradigm. Suggestions for sustainable and organic management of cereal crops