What is Organic?

Driscoll's organic berries

All of Driscoll’s organic berries, regardless of growing region, are 100% certified according to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP).

As defined by the USDA National Organic Program, organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Before a product can be labeled “organic,” a government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards.

To be considered certified, land must be free of chemical inputs for at least three years prior to certification and farmers must exclude the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or genetic engineering. Certified organic operations must have an organic system plan and records that verify compliance with that plan. Operators are inspected annually and random audits assure standards are being met.

Driscoll’s independent farmers are certified organic by USDA-accredited certification agencies and recognized by Driscoll’s certification agency, the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). In addition to annual inspections, Driscoll’s closely monitors all inputs used by our organic growers and regularly visits their farms, reviews their records and takes an active part in conducting ongoing education. Driscoll’s selected CCOF based on the agency’s reputation and integrity, and has been a CCOF member since 1997.

All of Driscoll’s berries are non-GMO.