The National List is the final arbiter of what substances may be allowed in organic crop, livestock, or processing operations. The current version of the National List may be viewed on the website of the National Organic Program. However, there are several resources that growers, livestock producers and processors may use as guidance documents in determining if a product is approved for use in organic production.
Finding Approved Materials
OMRI Listed Products: OMRI maintains lists of generic and brand name materials that are approved for use in organic operations. Use this link to search for input materials allowed for use. Hardcopies of the OMRI Generic Materials List may be purchased from Baystate for $20.00. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to order a copy, or call or send a letter to our main office.
NOFA Bulk Order: Baystate Organic Certifiers works with the NOFA chapters in Massachusetts and Connecticut to verify that all substances on the bulk order are approved materials. All products, with the exception of the Black Earth Compost, on the current Bulk Order List have been reviewed and are compliant with the Standards for use on organic operations.
Baystate List of Approved Materials from Regional Compost & Input Suppliers: click the link for the BOC Local Product List.
Allowed Mulches (including Biodegradable Mulch)