Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers Inc. (FOG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation established in 1987. FOG operates two programs: Education & Outreach and Quality Certification Services.
FOG began as a grassroots organization,
We educate producers, consumers, media, institutions and governments about the benefits of organic and sustainable agriculture, presenting at tours, conferences, workshops, classes and other educational opportunities.
In 2001, FOG received its USDA accreditation to certify farms as organic under its certification program, Quality Certification Services (QCS).
Donating your time is a great way to get involved with Florida Organic Growers. We have several opportunities available.
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FOG’s Education & Outreach Program conducts teaching, research and service that engages the organization with external constituencies.
Education & Outreach projects, such as Fresh Access Bucks and farmer workshops, generate knowledge, share resources and apply the expertise of FOG in ways that advance organic agriculture and healthy and just food systems.
We educate producers, consumers, media, institutions and governments about the benefits of organic and sustainable agriculture, presenting at tours, conferences, workshops, classes and other educational opportunities. Topics include but not limited to organic and sustainable farming practices, local food systems, Farm Bill opportunities, certification options, marketing, social justice and opportunities and challenges in the organic marketplace.
For a time, FOG managed Porters Community Farm, a small community and educational farm in Gainesville that grew crops and supplied fresh organic vegetables to the St. Francis House – a transitional home for the homeless.
Contact us if you’d like a presentation at your event.
Together, we can create a sustainable, local, just, organic food and farm system that is environmentally and ethically sound.