Waldegrave Farm is Certified Organic by EcoCert Canada, under Canadian Organic Standards
Organic farming promotes the sustainable health and productivity of the ecosystem, soil, plants, animals and people. Organic foods are farmed in an environmentally sound and socially responsible way, focusing on soil regeneration, water conservation and animal welfare. We are committed to the principles of organic farming in the production of high-quality, fresh, nutritious produce for you and your family.
The general principles of organic production are to:
Protect the environment, minimize soil degradation and erosion, decrease pollution, optimize biological productivity and promote a sound state of health.
Maintain long-term soil fertility by optimizing conditions for biological activity within the soil.
Maintain biological diversity within the system.
Recycle materials and resources to the greatest extent possible within the enterprise.
Provide attentive care that promotes the health and meets the behavioural needs of livestock.
Prepare organic products, emphasizing careful processing, and handling methods in order to maintain the organic integrity and vital qualities of the products at all stages of production
Rely on renewable resources in locally organized agricultural systems. (http://www.cog.ca/)