Resources

Farming

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)

Founded in 1973, CCOF promotes and supports organic food and agriculture through a premier organic certification program, trade support, producer and consumer education, and political advocacy.

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

CDFA protects and promotes California’s $47 billion agricultural industry. California’s farmers and ranchers produce a safe, secure supply of food, fiber and shelter; marketed fairly for all Californians; and produced with responsible environmental stewardship.

Center for Food Safety (CFS)

For more than twenty years, CFS has been at the forefront of organizing a powerful food movement that fights the industrial model while promoting organic, ecological, and sustainable alternatives.

Marin Organic Certified Agriculture (MOCA)

MOCA is the organic certification agency within Marin County’s Agricultural Commissioner’s office. MOCA was created and inspired by the community it serves: local growers, livestock producers, handlers, and consumers.

National Organic Program (NOP)

NOP is a regulatory program housed within the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, and is responsible for developing national standards for organically-produced agricultural products.

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA)

OSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advances ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world. Each year OSA educates thousands of farmers and other agricultural community members, conducts professional organic plant breeding and seed production research, and advocates for national policies to strengthen organic seed systems.

The Farmers’ Guild/Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

The Farmers’ Guild is an integrated network of social and professional hubs across California where farmers connect, collaborate and find the resources they need to thrive within local food webs that stimulate stronger local economies, create social equity and sustain our natural resources.  In 2017, The Farmers’ Guild merged with Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF).

The National Organic Coalition (NOC)

NOC is a national alliance of organizations working to provide a “Washington voice” for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, consumers and industry members involved in organic agriculture. NOC provides a united voice for organic integrity, leading to strong, enforceable, and continuously improving standards to maximize the health, environmental, and economic benefits that only organic agriculture affords. The coalition works to assure that policies are fair, equitable, and encourage diversity of participation and access.

Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (WODPA)

The Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance mission is simple – preserve, protect, and ensure the sustainability and integrity of organic dairy farming across the west.

Environment and Sustainability

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT)

In the early 1970s, development plans for the Tomales Bay region posed a threat to the long tradition of family farming. Two early environmentalists, Phyllis Faber and Albert Straus’ mother, Ellen Straus, decided to fight, so they co-founded the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), a private, member-supported non-profit organization dedicated to permanently preserving Marin County farmland for agricultural use. Click here to learn about the history of MALT.

Marin Carbon Project (MCP)

In response to the rapid pace of global climate change, MCP seeks to enhance carbon sequestration in rangeland, agricultural, and forest soils through applied research, demonstration and implementation in Marin County.

MCE Marin Clean Energy’s Deep Green Electricity Service

At the Creamery, Straus uses MCE’s Deep Green 100% renewable energy. Whether you’re a resident or a local business, you have the choice to enroll in a renewable energy program if you wish.

Climate Collaborative

Climate Collaborative is a group of concerned businesses from the natural products industry working collaboratively to catalyze bold action, amplify the voice of business, and promote sound policy to reverse climate change.

New Resource Bank

Founded in 2006, New Resource Bank is a group of successful entrepreneurs, bankers and business leaders with a vision of bringing new resources to sustainable businesses and ultimately creating more sustainable communities.

Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA)

SFTA is a non-profit trade association dedicated to helping the organic food trade transition to more sustainable practices while raising the bar across the entire food industry.

Non-GMOs

Just Label It

Just Label It is a national campaign consisting of more than 550 partner organizations that support a petition for the FDA to require all GE foods to be labeled as such.

Label GMOs

The Committee for the Right to Know is a grassroots coalition of consumer, public health, environmental organizations, and food companies in California that works for the labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs).

Moms Across America

Moms Across America is a national coalition of “unstoppable moms.” Their mission is to raise awareness about GMOs and toxic exposure, empower leadership, and create healthy communities. Best known for their 4th of July parades, Moms Across America works tirelessly to educate their communities on the issues surrounding GMOs.

Non-GMO Project

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

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