2015 MOSA Annual Update Season Reminder
May 1 is the deadline for currently-certified MOSA clients to update certification paperwork and fees. We sent out update information in February – if you haven’t received yours please let us know. If you are a new to MOSA and considering becoming certified with MOSA – welcome! Feel free to look around and when you are ready to get started with the application process, click here to start the process on MyMOSA, or contact us.
We’re happy to help with any questions you have, and wish you a happy spring!
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.
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.
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!”
The Food Farm
John, Jane and Janaki Fisher-Merritt 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.
Read the latest Organic Cultivator, or catch up on any back issue in our Newsletter Archives.
Looking for equipment, land, livestock or anything else? Check the classifieds, or submit one of your own.
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122 West Jefferson Street
Viroqua, WI 54665