For labeling requirements, downloadable images of the USDA Organic Seal and the BOC logo, click HERE.
For the USDA Organic Seal, the regulations on its use, and information on the Pantone specific colors approved for use, click HERE.
For a current list of certified organic co-packers and manufacturers, click HERE.
Organic Associations & Technical Assistance
Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI): OMRI is a nonprofit organization specializing in the review of substances for use in organic production, processing, and handling. With the OMRI Generic Materials List and OMRI Brand Name Product List, OMRI provides guidance on the suitability of material inputs under the NOP standards.
Organic Trade Association: Organic Trade Association is a membership based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA’s membership work together through networking, advocacy, and other initiatives to encourage and protect organic farming practices and to share the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products.
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA): ATTRA National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, funded by the US Department of Agriculture, is managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology. It provides information and other technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.
National Organic Program (USDA): The Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) and the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations require that agricultural products labeled as organic originate from farms or handling operations certified by a State or private entity accredited by USDA. The NOP is a marketing program within the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.
NOFA/Massachusetts: NOFA/Massachusetts is the MA chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association and is a community including farmers, gardeners, landscapers and consumers working to educate about the benefits of local organic systems based on complete cycles, natural materials, and minimal waste for the health of individual beings, communities and the living planet.
NOFA/Connecticut: NOFA/Connecticut is the CT Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association and is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the practices of ecologically sound farming and gardening, and to the development of local sustainable agriculture.
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR): MDARs’ mission is to support, promote and enhance the long-term viability of Massachusetts agriculture with the aim of helping MA’s agricultural businesses become as economically and environmentally sound as possible.
Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CDOA): CDOA’s mission is to foster a healthy economic, environmental and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting and regulating agricultural businesses; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding of the diversity of CT agriculture, cultural heritage and contribution to the state’s economy.
New Hampshire Department of Agriculture: NH’s Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food promotes agriculture in the public interest and serves farmers and consumers in the marketplace. The department assures safe and healthy food supplies, provides accurate information on prices and availability of farm commodities and crops and develops markets for the state’s farmers.
New York Department of Agriculture: The mission of the department is to foster a competitive food and agriculture industry in New York to benefit both producers and consumers.
Vermont Agency of Agriculture: VT Agency of Agriculture’s mission is to facilitate, support and encourage the growth and viability of agriculture while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health, plant health, consumers and the environment.
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: PA Department of Agriculture is committed to a sustainable and safe supply of food and agricultural products in the commonwealth, to being good stewards of the land and PA’s natural resources, and to promoting the viability of farms.
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry: ME Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) develops the state’s various land-based, natural resources including agriculture, forests, outdoor recreation and public-access.