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Organic Certification

California Gourmet organic raisins are CCOF certified as we are a certified grower and handler, which means that both our vineyards and facility are yearly inspected to assure compliance with CCOF organic regulations. Our farming is conducted chemical-free, which means that we comply with the OMRI list of materials employing only allowed substances to fertilize and prevent threats to our crops, favoring natural, CCOF- approved fertilizers such as compost, cover crop and other organic fertilizer. We conduct farm weeding by hand or by mechanical means -- no pesticide is ever used -- and this starting three years before CCOF certification. We conduct pest control by employing beneficial insects locally purchased so that their effectiveness is exceptionally high and harmless to crop, in that they are placed on the foliage within one hour after purchase from the entomologist.