Forms: Manual and Applications for New Farms

Hard-copies of the application forms are available for free upon request. Please contact: Baystate Organic Certifiers, c/o Don Franczyk 1220 Cedarwood Circle, North Dighton, MA 02764, or call: (774) 872-5544.

There are two major grower categories of certification: Crop Production and Livestock Production. There are also sub-categories of both crop & livestock production, including Poultry, Wild Crops, Mushrooms, Sprouts, and 100% Grass-Fed Certification. The Program Manual and application forms for new applicants can be downloaded below. Make sure you read the category descriptions carefully when downloading forms. Forms are in Microsoft Word (.docx) unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: Only one Fee Worksheet needs to be filled out, regardless of how many categories of production you are certifying with the exception of grass-fed certification. If you are seeking 100% Grass-Fed Certification, there is an additional fee and fee worksheet for that scope.

Baystate Program Manual

Hardcopies of the Baystate Program Manual may be ordered by sending a check to our main office (1220 Cedarwood Circle, North Dighton, MA 02764). Price including shipping is $25 per manual. Any questions, please contact Lauren Sandstrom (917) 957-0979 or Jillian Zeigler (607) 245-6386.

Unless otherwise noted, forms are in Microsoft Word (.docx). If you have any issues with navigating or completing the forms, please contact one of the Baystate staff for assistance.

Crop Production Forms

VEGETABLE, FRUIT, PASTURE, SPROUTS, MICROGREENS, HEMP, GRAINS, NUTS, & OTHER CROPS - DOWNLOAD all items.

CRANBERRY ONLY PRODUCTION - DOWNLOAD all items.

MUSHROOMS - DOWNLOAD all items.

MAPLE & OTHER TREE SYRUP PRODUCTION - DOWNLOAD all items. Please make sure you submit your application in late fall or early winter to certify your operation before the year's sap run.

WILD CROP PRODUCTION - DOWNLOAD all items. These forms are for wild crop certification ONLY. See the NOP Wild Crop Guidance [PDF]  as to what constitutes as a wild crop or contact our office.

Livestock Production Forms

There are three separate sets of forms for Livestock Production:

  1. Livestock Production Forms: for all livestock production including dairy and slaughter stock and for livestock plus poultry production;
  2. Grass-Fed Certification Forms: for grass-fed dairy and grass-fed ruminant slaughter production;
  3. Poultry Production Forms: for poultry only production.

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION - DOWNLOAD all items.

Print out and submit the Dry Matter Intake Calculation Worksheet for each class of ruminant animals you are certifying. Use the Instructions and the Demand Tables for either Cattle or Goats to help you fill out the forms.

Sample forms: Excel spreadsheets for Outdoor Access and Pasture Access Record-keeping

GRASS-FED CERTIFICATION - DOWNLOAD all items.

Print out and submit the Dry Matter Intake Calculation Worksheet for each class of ruminant animals you are certifying. Use the Instructions and the Demand Tables for either Cattle or Goats to help you fill out the forms.

Sample forms: Excel spreadsheets for Outdoor Access and Pasture Access Record-keeping

POULTRY ONLY PRODUCTION - DOWNLOAD all items.

Sample Form for Outdoor Access Record-keeping