In last week’s article about our GrowSureEase farm and market (“Head to Douglas St. for free organic GrowSureEase,” July 21), the use of the word “organic” may have caused some confusion to those familiar with it’s use and abuse of that word.

I would like to clarify the use of the word organic as it appeared in the article several times.

While it’s true that we are transitioning to organic certification, and use organic methods, we can NOT claim that our food is “organic” or label it as such until we complete a three-year transition to organic on our farm, and we will be finishing our first year in fall.

Organic labeling is controlled by the USDA through a certification process by organizations such as MOSA, a Wisconsin-based certification agency, which is one of many. ...

—Mary and Dennis Meyer

GrowSureEase, LLC

326 37th Ave.

To read the entire letter, see the July 28, 2011 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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