Answers to Producer Questionnaire
|Swede Point Creamery/Twin Girls Garden
PRODUCTS & PRACTICES
|List what you intend to sell. (if applicable)
(e.g. meats, grains, jellies, crafts; also note if you have any heritage breeds)
|Jams and jellies: sugar and pectin(comerical outlet), any berries or juices are picked by us and used or frozen these are harvested within our county. ( When we run out of any certain berry, like in the winter, we have to comercially purchase it.
|Describe your farming, processing and/or crafting practices. (if applicable)
|We uses mulching for weed control, row covers for some of our pest control, low tunnels to extend our season.
|Describe your pest and disease management system. (if applicable)
|Describe your herd health and productivity management. (if applicable)
(i.e. do you use any hormones, antibiotics, and/or steroids)
|Deep bedding in huts in the pasture, If an animal gets sick it will be treated accordingly.
|Describe your feeding practices. (if applicable)
(grass-fed only, free-range, feed-lot, etc.)
|I have a ration ground that contains corn raised on my brothers farm so we know exactly where the feed source comes from.
|Describe your soil and nutrient management. (if applicable)
(Do you compost, use fertilizers, green manures or animal manures?)
|Describe your water usage practices. (if applicable)
(If you irrigate, describe how - e.g. deep well, surface water, etc., and explain how you conserve water or use best management practices. Describe how you are protecting your water source from contamination/erosion).
|Describe your conservation/land stewardship practices. (if applicable)
(e.g., do you plant windbreaks, maintain grass waterways, riparian buffers, use green manures for wind erosion, plant habitats for birds, improve soil quality, etc.)
|We have enough deer around they like to harvest the swt corn and green beans on the fences.
|Describe any additional information and/or sustainable practices about your operation that
would be helpful to a potential customer in understanding your farm or operation better.
(e.g. if you are raising any heritage animals you might list breeds or list varieties of heirloom seeds. List the percentage of local ingredients in your processed items).
|Much of the seed we plant is heirloom varieties.
|List your food liability insurance coverage, both general and product-related, as well as any licenses and tests that you have available. (if applicable)
|I have a food processing license and my freezers are annually inspected.
|List which products you are selling as organic. (if applicable)
|List certifying agency's name and address:
|Certifying Agency's Phone:
|Certifying Agency's Fax:
|Do you have available for inspection a copy of your current organic certificate? (if applicable)
|I affirm that all statements made about my farm and products in this application are true, correct and complete and I have given a truthful representation of my operation, practices, and origin of products. I understand that if questions arise about my operation I may be inspected (unannounced). If I stated my operation is organic, then I am complying with the National Organic Program and will provide upon request a copy of my certification. I have read all of the producer standards and fully understand and am willing to comply with them.
|Tuesday the 8th day of November, 2016