• certification
  • Annual certification inspections enforce the USDA’s strict guidelines. A.S.A. Organics has earned USDA Organic certification with regular inspections by:


    A.S.A. Organics grows all our vegetables on certified
    organic farms.

    Before fresh vegetables can be labeled "organic," a USDA accredited certifier inspects the farm where the produce is grown, and ensures that a certified organic farm complies with the strict National Organic Program standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    To earn certification, organic farms must:

    • Have long-term soil management plans
    • Establish buffers between their fields and nearby conventional farms
    • Meet specific requirements for labeling and record keeping
    • Use no chemical herbicides, fumigants, or synthetic fertilizers, and no unapproved pesticides on soil or produce
    • Keep detailed records of all the materials used in their growing operations
    • Observe a 3-year transition period for fields that have been farmed conventionally (during this time, the field must be farmed organically, and produce grown on this land may not be labeled "organic" until the 3-year transition period is completed)

    A.S.A. Organics also complies with the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) and all California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) regulations for growing and marketing organic vegetables.

    All A.S.A. Organics ranches are certified seasonally by a third party (Primus Labs) to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmark. This benchmarking process uses internationally accepted food safety requirements based on industry best practice and sound science. The PrimusGFS scheme covers the scope of the supply chain from pre- and post-farm gate production and provides an integrated supply chain approach.

    Certified Organic