Ecolabels

Make sure to check out the links on the General Resources - Market Development page, starting with your state's agricultural resources.

 

Greener Choices Eco-Labels
This Consumers Union guide helps you compare products that are eco-labeled versus those that are conventionally farmed or produced.
http://www.greenerchoices.org/eco-labels/

 

The Food Alliance
The Food Alliance is a non-profit organization in Oregon that has several certification programs that recognize farmers who produce food in environmentally friendly and socially responsible ways. The Food Alliance operates a comprehensive third-party certification program in North America for sustainably produced food.
http://www.foodalliance.org/

 

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
IFOAM is a grassroots and democratic organization that currently unites 870 affiliates in 120 countries. IFOAM's Organic Guarantee System (OGS) is designed to facilitate the development of organic standards and third-party certification worldwide.
http://www.ifoam.org/

 

Salmon Safe, Portland Oregon
Salmon-Safe works with farmers to encourage the adoption of ecologically sustainable agricultural practices that protect water quality and native salmon. Operations endorsed by independent professional certifiers are promoted with the Salmon-Safe label.
http://www.salmonsafe.org/

 

TransFair USA: Fair Trade Certifying Body
TransFair USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is one of twenty members of Fairtrade Labeling Organizations International (FLO), and the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States.
http://www.transfairusa.org/

 

"Certification and Labeling Considerations for Agricultural Producers"
Branding and certification are strat­egies that many producers are using to distinguish their produc­tion and obtain higher and hopefully less volatile prices than those obtained in traditional commodity markets.
http://cals.arizona.edu/arec/wemc/certification.html