About Our Certifications
Labels You Can Trust
The USDA Organic seal or "bug," when placed on a label or product, means that every possible effort has been made to ensure that the product is without added pesticide, herbicides, genetically modified organisms, sewage sludge, or irradiation. The USDA Organic Seal is a statement as to the safety of the product to be consumed as well as the conservation and sustainability of the soil and biosphere in which the product was raised.
Endorsed by 70 humane organizations, this inspection-based certification program was developed by a panel of respected animal scientists and is recognized by the USDA, ASPCA, and HSUS. This distinction assures the consumer that the animal has been raised in a healthful and low-stress environment necessary for a good quality of life.
Non-GMO Project Verified
A third-party inspection and certification that assures that agricultural products are raised and/or produced without Genetically Modified or Engineered seeds or feeds. While the NOP does not permit the use of known GMO substances in food that is labeled as Organic, the natural process of pollination, wind, and rain can cause an organic crop to be contaminated. Non- GMO Project Verified assures by means of elaborate and thorough testing that products, especially those that contain highly suspect ingredients like corn, wheat, and soy, do not contain GMO's.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) introduced the Virginia's Finest® Trademark Program to enhance the economic opportunities and success of Virginia's specialty food companies, processors, and agriculture producers.
Predator Friendly producers coexist with coyotes, bears, mountain lions, and other wild animals. Predator Friendly certified farms and ranches use humane practices to keep livestock safe and wildlife alive.