STANDARDS/FORMS

WHAT IS DEMETER CERTIFICATION?

Demeter is the brand for products from Biodynamic Agriculture. Only strictly controlled and contractually bound partners are permitted to use the Brand. A comprehensive verification process insures strict compliance with the International Demeter Production and Processing Standards, as well as applicable organic regulations in the various countries; without a gap, through every step, from agricultural production to processing and final product packaging. The holistic Demeter requirements exceed government mandated regulations. Not only do they exclude the use of synthetic fertilisers and chemical plant protection agents in agricultural crop production, or artificial additives during processing, but also require very specific measures to strengthen the life processes in soil and foodstuffs. Demeter farmers and processors actively contribute toward the shaping of a future worth living for, creating healthy foods of distinctive tastes, truly “Foods with Character.” Demeter – the Brand you can trust in. (from the Demeter International website, http://www.demeter.net)

Demeter Canada is a guest member of Demeter International and currently applies their Standards. Production, Processing, Labeling and Aquaculture Standards can be downloaded from these links:

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If this is the first time that you are applying for Demeter Canada certification, the following document will help you navigate the process:

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Please complete and submit the following Initial Application form:

Initial Application for Farm Certification

The following four forms are used in an initial application, and annually thereafter for certification renewal. They are the Demeter Certification Checklist, a “Plot List,” which provides a history of your land, a sample Contract, and a draft Letter of Consent. They can be downloaded from these links:

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The following are a contract renewal form for 2018 and the 2018 fee schedule:

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If you need to apply for an exemption to the standards, please use the form below:

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For more information, contact the Demeter Canada Administrator Laurie McGregor, at 519-428-2891

demetercanadainfo@gmail.com