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 on: January 02, 2007, 02:26:24 PM 
Started by Gorkfu - Last post by Gorkfu
Wishing the community a happy new year. We have several upcomming changes for the OFDB this year. Along with a second sister site, that we are working on and hope to reveal in February.

If you have any suggestions or feedback about the OFDB and it's services, feel free to send them in to us, we love reading them.

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 on: September 30, 2006, 01:39:14 PM 
Started by Gorkfu - Last post by Gorkfu
Recent changes to the OFDB

  • Added a new advanced search option to each database
  • Added Country of Origin for food products

If you have any ideas or comments about the information we display on the OFDB feel free to contact us via the contact us page.

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 on: September 17, 2006, 03:47:23 PM 
Started by Gorkfu - Last post by Gorkfu
Changes to the OFDB these past few weeks.

  • Added Work/Apprentice Program to Farm Services
  • Added Eggs to Type of Food for Farms
  • Design got a face lift on some portions of the site


If you have any ideas or comments about the information we display on the OFDB feel free to contact us via the contact us page.

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 on: September 14, 2006, 10:49:40 PM 
Started by Gorkfu - Last post by Gorkfu
I recently went to this restaurant located in Half Moon Bay, California called Pasta Moon. I would have to say the food is some of the best I've had in awhile. It's an Italian Restaurant, very nicely lit and has a great atmosphere. They use lots of fresh organic food from nearby local farms. I had the sausage pizza, I forget the whole name of the plate, but it was excellent pizza and beats all other pizza I've had in other restaurants.

They also have 2 bars, one inside the restaurant and one separate. I didn't get a chance to look at the wine menu, but they may have some organic wines on there, even though organic wine is rare to find and requires a different taste.

If your near half moon bay I recommend Pasta Moon!

 5 
 on: September 12, 2006, 12:45:41 PM 
Started by Gorkfu - Last post by Gorkfu
Interesting article about Canadian federal government to implement a national organic certification policy.

This is interesting, I wasn't aware that currently only 2 provinces in Canada have organic certification.

Quote from: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2006/09/06/organic-certification.html
Prompted by a year-end trade deadline from the European Union, the federal government has announced a plan to regulate and certify organic foods.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recommended that farmers who adhere to a series of ecologically stable production methods — like proper soil fertility maintenance and forgoing synthetic fertilizers and pesticides — be given a "Canada Organic" label to display on their food products.

The European Union has set a Dec. 31 deadline for Canada to establish a national certification regime.

 6 
 on: September 12, 2006, 11:17:41 AM 
Started by Davis Farms - Last post by Davis Farms
Davis Farms will be holding a strawberry workshop on Sat. Oct. 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This will be a hands on workshop, so bring garden gloves and trowels and be prepared to dig in the dirt. We will be thinning the strawberry beds on the farm, and you will learn how to identify mother plants from daughters, how to thin and remove strawberry plants, and how to transplant them. Each participant will leave with 12 strawberry plants, if you want to transplant them into pots please bring your pots along, other wise you can take home the plants and start your own beds. Fee for the workshop is $15.00, for further information you can e-mail me at [email protected] or call 478-836-4564. Davis Farms is a CSA and farms according to sustainable and organic methods.

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 on: September 12, 2006, 11:06:20 AM 
Started by Gorkfu - Last post by Gorkfu
Quote from: Hicksorganicdairy
just wanted to let you know to use the word all natural now you have to be certified also


Didn't realise this and it's true, I edited original post.

 8 
 on: September 11, 2006, 11:03:03 AM 
Started by Gorkfu - Last post by herbgirl2
This voter guide has some awesome information tools.

I'm a Tennessee herb farmer and look forward to reading and sharing info. here.

Great site, thanks again.

Bea K.


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 on: September 10, 2006, 03:59:07 PM 
Started by Gorkfu - Last post by Hicksorganicdairy
Hello to everyone, just wanted to let you know to use the word all natural now you have to be certified also. They have a all natural certification now. You have standards to follow along with pesticide residue testing and etc.
Thank you

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 on: September 10, 2006, 01:29:56 PM 
Started by Gorkfu - Last post by Gorkfu
I thought I'd take the time to post about this since I have been getting several e-mails lately about the topic on the legality of using the word "organic". I understand the legality in America for using the word "organic" is only legal to use for those that are certified organic.

Since our site is called, "The Organic Food Database" many people are thinking that all the listings would have to be "organic certified". The name of our site shouldn't conflict with a listing on our site.

Our site is built for farmers around the world, not just American farmers, so the legality of the word "organic" would be different for the rest of the world and I have no idea on the laws for other countries. (If anyone knows feel free to post about it)

If you're a farm or restaurant owner and are not certified I would believe it would be ok to submit your listing to the OFDB as long as you stay away from using the word "organic" in your listing.  Use the word natural only if your "certified natural" otherwise you can just describe your farm practices.

I'll leave the final judgement up to you all.  Smiley

Note: When you leave the certifications section blank when adding a farm, restaurant or food product. It will show up as "Not Certified".

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