Baystate Organic Certifiers is a USDA National Organic Program accredited certifying agency providing organic certification to farm and processing operations throughout the continental United States.

Getting started with certification:

New and thinking of applying? Please contact Eric Hanson at or (802) 440-6483

Send applications and checks to:

Baystate Organic Certifiers 1220 Cedarwood Circle N. Dighton, MA 02764; email:

Questions about Renewal Applications:

Renewing applicants, please contact Lauren Sandstrom at or (917) 957-0979

To find a specific certified organic farm or business, search the organic INTEGRITY Database.

Compliant USDA Seal Designs for Organic Packaging: HERE
If you operate a certified organic farm growing vegetables, fruit, or nuts, or are considering organic certification for your farm, then we would be grateful if you would answer a short survey on third-party food safety certification – CLICK HERE. The survey is funded by the USDA and all responses are anonymous.

Our Team

Franczyk, Don Executive Director; (774) 872-5544

Cox, Duncan Certification Administrator, File Review; (978) 745-6207

Hanson, Eric Certification Administrator, New Clients, Organic International Information & Exports; (802) 440-6483

Sandstrom, Lauren Certification Administrator, File Management, Marketing, Livestock Verification; (917) 957-0979

Zeigler, Jillian Certification Administrator, Manager – Inspection & Inspection Process, Livestock Grass-Fed Verification; (607) 245-6386

Persons, Don Lead Inspector & Inspection Training; (845) 542-7300

Butler, Amy Certification Specialist; (570) 690-4762

Cute, Shenandoah Certification Specialist; (607) 222-0663

Osborne, Mark Certification Specialist; (434) 441-0408

Schafer, Fred Certification Specialist; (929) 329-7527

Marquis, Chantel File Clerk


Baystate Organic Certifiers (BOC) offers organic certification throughout the contiguous United States including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Mississippi, Colorado, Idaho, and California. We certify in other states not listed as well but these are our “core” certifying states.