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.

All new and already certified crop operations switching to Baystate: your crop application can be submitted at any time during the growing season. We are still accepting new applications at this time.

For New Hampshire certified operations: your applications should be submitted by 4/27/24. Click HERE for more information. 

Getting started with certification:

New Hampshire certified operations, please contact Lauren Sandstrom at or (917) 957-0979 or Jillian Zeigler at or (607) 245-6386

All other applicants, please contact our main office with any questions at or (774) 872-5544

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.

For compliant USDA Seal designs for Organic packaging: click HERE

Our Team

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

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

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

Swan, Heather Certification Administrator, File Review, Grass-Fed and Livestock Verification; (607) 310-8301

Zeigler, Jillian Certification Administrator, Manager – Inspections; (607) 245-6386

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

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

Estrada, Randall Certification Specialist/Inspector; (413) 317-8511

Hinke, Troy Certification Specialist/Inspector; (615) 479-1218

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

Slepian, Evans Certification Specialist/Inspector; (781) 879-9248

Watts, Madeline Certification Specialist/Inspector; (502) 525-4858

Boepple, Staci File Clerk

Marquis, Chantel File Clerk

Mulvaney, Kara 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.