Guide for Organic Processors

This publication is intended primarily as a guide for farmers who wish to add value to their organic crops through processing. It does not include the farm practices that are required to grow organic crops, raise organic livestock, or obtain organic certification for a farm. Information on those topics can be found in other ATTRA publications, which are listed in the Resources section.

Who should read this publication?

  • Organic farmers who want to begin processing their crops
  • Processors of conventional foods who would like to begin processing organic foods
  • Distributors (handlers) of organic products
  • Extension educators

It may help you to read this guide before you complete an application for organic certification. Note that this is not a required document; it is only a helpful tool.

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