Cooperative Product Standards

Production Standards and Responsible Practices

Local. Fresh. Quality.

1. Local production.  Everything we sell is grown or made in the state of Oklahoma and is sold by the Producer who made or grew it. Producers are not allowed to buy wholesale and sell retail except that prepared and processed food producers can buy wholesale ingredients to use in their prepared foods and non-food producers can buy materials to make their products.  The Cooperative itself is allowed to buy wholesale and sell retail for the benefit of the Cooperative as a whole system, but nothing that the Cooperative sells competes with our Producer-Members.

2.  Free-ranging flocks and herds. Meat and poultry producers cannot use routine antibiotics or animal products in feeds, nor can they use bovine growth hormone.  All flocks and herds must be free-ranging.

3. Transparency of production practices.  We do not regulate in detail other production practices, but all food producers are required to declare their production practices at their producer information page.  There is a link to each Producer's information page with their product listings.  To find details about their production practices, click on their link and read what they have to say.  If that information is missing from their information page, please email the Standards Committee so we can get that corrected.

4. Certification.  There are three national certifications presently used by our Producers:  Certified Organic, Certified Naturally Grown, and Animal Welfare Approved.  Click on one of these links to learn more about those certifications.

5.  Product descriptions and ingredients.  All products are required to have a product description.  Prepared and processed foods must include a complete list of the ingredients involved with the preparation of the product. The product description must clearly describe what the customer is getting and how much they are getting.   If you find a product with a problem (no ingredient list, unclear or missing info about amount, etc), please email our Standards Committee and we will take care of it.

No Chemical Fertilizers. No Pesticides. No Herbicides.

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Atoka Lamb
Barley's Garden Patch
Clear Creek Monastery
Dream Acres
Forbidden Fruits Farm and Vinyard
Greenwood Farms
Guadalupe Oaks
Heaven Sent Food and Fiber
High Tides and Green Fields
Lehman's Eggs
Little Red Barn Orchard
Natural Farms
Real Ranch
Renricks Farm and Garden
Shepherds Cross
Two Tomatoes Veggies
Wagon Creek Creamery
Windeater Acres

No Synthetic Chemicals. No GMO Crops.

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Magee Farm
Rowdy Stickhorse Wild Acres
Sugarloaf Farm

There are more than 700 CNG farms and apiaries in North America. They proudly produce food for their communities by working in harmony with nature, without synthetic chemicals or GMO crops.

Raised to the Highest Standards.

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Cattletracks
Double R Farms
Lakeview Farm
Shepherds Cross

Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) is a food label for meat and dairy products that come from farm animals raised to the highest animal welfare and environmental standards.

Trusted. Proven. Regulated.

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Acadian Family Farm
Bootstrap Farm
Cattletracks
Crestview Farm
Fishers Produce (except for corn and asparagus)
Golden Grains Farm and Bakery (vegetables only)

These producers practice the avoidance of synthetic chemical inputs (e.g. fertilizer, pesticides, antibiotics, food additives), genetic modification, irradiation, and the use of sewage sludge; use of farmland that has been free from prohibited chemical inputs for a number of years (often, three or more); for livestock, adhering to specific requirements for feed, housing, and breeding; keeping detailed written production and sales records (audit trail); maintaining strict physical separation of organic products from non-certified products and regularly undergo periodic on-site inspections.