FLORA BELLA FARM
IS PROUD TO PRESENT
NATURE'S OWN TREAT!
If eating organic is important to you, look for the CCOF label when you shop.
Flora Bella Farm has been a California Certified Organic Farm since 1991. We are dedicated to providing fresh, hand picked, highly nutritious, certified organic fruits and vegetables for your families enjoyment.
You can purchase our certified organic produce directly from James, Dawn or Willie at the Wednesday and Saturday Santa Monica Farmers' Market and Sundayt Hollywood Farmers' Market. Everyone who works at our market stand has also weeded, planted, watered and picked our fields so feel free to ask any questions you may have.
You may enjoy our certified organic produce at one of the fine Southern California restaurants who regularly serve our produce.
WHAT IS ORGANIC?
Organic is a labeling term that denotes products grown or produced under the authority of the California Organic Foods Production Act of 1996. The principle guidelines for organic production are to use materials and practices that enhance the ecological balance of natural systems and integrate the parts of the farming system into an ecological whole.
In a nutshell, organic means produced with or based on the use of fertilizers of plant origin without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides in order to preserve the integrity of the product and leave a minimum impact on the land.
The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health or interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people. Organic farming promotes biological diversity and the recycling of resources through such methods as crop rotation, planting cover crops, intercropping, minimum tillage and adding minerals to crops.
Flora Bella Farm is certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Certification refers to the verification of growing practices through inspections, soil testing, residue testing and detailed record keeping.