What is MOSA Certified Organic?
MOSA is one of the most respected names in organic certification services. A full-service organic certifier, we are a non-profit working with clients from every part of the food system chain: from seed to field to production to packaging to shelf. MOSA specializes in dairies and livestock: there’s a reason we certify more of these operations than anyone else. We look forward to working with you.
We promote organic integrity through practical, reliable, and friendly certification services.
Orange Cat Community Farm raises 2.5 acres of mixed vegetables marketed primarily through a 100 member CSA, and has been certified through MOSA since 2012. Farm owner and manager, Laura Mortimore was raised in Reedsburg and is happy to have settled back in Sauk County to bring fresh, organic, high quality produce to the community. “Growing plants and cultivating a deep relationship with nature has always brought me immense joy. I want to share that joy others. What better way than through the food you eat!”
Phillip and Sarah Gudgeon, Westby, WI Kickapoo Gold is the aptly named maple syrup producer in the Driftless region of Wisconsin, right up the road from the MOSA offices. Phil and Sarah have been certified with MOSA since 2004, and are well known for their welcoming pancake breakfasts, horse-drawn rides, and of course, their organic maple products.
Sno Pac Farm & Foods
Pete and Nick Gengler of Caledonia, MN
“Before eating healthy became popular, people bought Sno Pac vegetables because they tasted great.” The world’s first frozen organic vegetable grower/processor, Sno Pac “certified” as an organic farm in the 1950s by sending an affidavit to Rodale’s Organic Gardening magazine. Today, Sno Pac has been NOP certified as both a grower and processor since 2002.
The Food Farm
John, Jane and Janak Fisher-Merrit of Wrenshall, MN
The Fisher-Merritts live their sustainable beliefs. “We farm organically because it’s the right way to farm; we’re certified because a buyer requires it,” says John. The 15-acre farm’s crop rotation set-up is both art and science; and their commitment is so great that they invested $40,000 in a state-of-the-art root cellar in order to supply their CSA members with vegetables year ‘round.
Edwin & Nancy Knoll – MOSA First Certified Grower & Processor in 1999
Starting in 1988, Golden Grains may be the first certified organic feed mill in the USA. Every detail of the facility is geared to protect grain quality and organic integrity. The unique bean-roasting equipment produces some of the highest quality protein product in the industry.
National Organic Standards Board seeks new members
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is looking for nominations for new board members. The NOSB advises and recommends changes to the National Organic Program about what is and isn’t allowed in organic production. Board members will have experience in the organic industry and will serve five-year terms on the board. For more information, go the the press release here.
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