Today was another awesome day, as the Four Country Gals once again passed their Organic Certification with flying colors. All the paperwork was in good order, and the inspector really liked how we grow so much in so little space.
New this year is the Aquaponcis system. His only question is the “paperwork requirement” that may be unique to aquaponics. There are no written standards in Utah, so we will have some important input in that area.
In all, our inspection took about 90 minutes, and that included a tour of the entire farm, from the compost area, to our animals (not under inspection, but still of interest), through all the gardens, into the aquaponics greenhouse, and finally stopping at the chicken coop.
We’re allowed the same inspector three years in a row, and are hoping this guy will return next year to see the changes as we begin a full year with the big garden completely under the cover of two hoop houses.