|Posted on January 26, 2015 at 10:00 PM|
Since it's inception in 1986, Kildara Farms has always been organic, but we didn't start getting certified until 1994. We have been completing the incredibly labour-intensive certification every year since. Brian felt it was important to demonstrate our accountability and commitment to the process, so when people asked us what being "organic" meant, we had some clear guidelines to share with them. Over the years, we have encountered a number of naysayers who say things like "oh, organic people just spray at night," and "no one regulates small farms anyway!" We have even had conversations with local farmers who say they are "as organic as the next guy."
This week marked a huge breakthrough in the fight to have all our food labelled, as British Columbia just passed a law making it illegal to use the word "organic" (in any of its forms), unless the farm is certified by a provincially or federally recognized certification body. Now everyone looking for organic food will know that if they are buying it in BC, if it says "organic" or "organically grown", the produce and meat they are buying has undergone an extensive certification process and adheres to the highest standards of purity and animal welfare! Three cheers for Organic!!!