FVOPA
Fraser Valley Organic Producers' Association

Mailing Address

FVOPA
PO Box 19052
Delta, BC  V4L 2P8

Contact Info

Administrator: Margaret Paterson
Phone: (778) 434-3070 office, (604) 789-7586 cell
Fax: 1-866-230-0322 (toll free)
Email: admin(a)fvopa.ca
Website: http://www.fvopa.ca

Accreditation

BC Certified Organic Program ISO Compliant & NOP-Crops, Livestock, Processing, Handling

Date of Certificate

May 11, 2016-May 11, 2017

Certification Body Information

The Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association (FVOPA) was established in March, 2001 as an Incorporated Society in the Province of British Columbia. FVOPA is a self-sustaining organic certifier that provides organic certification services to an ISO (International Standards Organization) Guide 65 compliant program that is acceptable to all jurisdictions.

FVOPA provides certification services within the Province of BC, as well as other regions of Canada and our certification provides access to the global marketplace. FVOPA is a certifier of all stages of organic production (including farms in transition to organic) : Farm crops, livestock (including dairy), poultry, egg grading, greenhouses, mushrooms, processing facilities, handling, distributors, wholesalers, retailers and restaurateurs.

FVOPA certification includes organic product labeling. Operations certified by FVOPA ISO 65 compliant program may label their organic product with theBC official checkmark, which is comprised of the prescribed phrase "British Columbia Certified Organic" and the symbol "checkmark in a box".

FVOPA certified operators are authorised to label their products as “ Organic” and may use the accompanying Canada Organic logo. Under the terms of the Canada/US Equivalency Arrangement FVOPA certified operators may also label their organic products with the USDA seal. Both logos are permitted on organic product labels in either country providing the organic content of the product is 95% or more and the usage guidelines are adhered to. Operations certified by FVOPA can ship products out of BC to any province in Canada, to the USA, Europe and Asia. FVOPA is also recognized by CARTV which manages the Quebec organic agri-food industry.

FVOPA contracts Verification Officers (Inspectors) who are trained and fully qualified Inspector members of the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA). This is the body, recognized by the COABC and ISO 65, as being responsible for training and upgrading of Verification Officers under the CAN/CGSB.

As a leading advocate for sustainable agriculture, FVOPA is actively involved in community activities, and providing support and information to its membership through regular Board meetings, dissemination of information, and through membership of other associations such as the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) and the Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA).

FVOPA accepts applications from large or small operations throughout the year.

Please contact our Administrator with your initial enquiry admin@fvopa.ca

Click here to download a Request for Application package.

You can email your request to FVOPA's Administrator, Margaret Paterson,
or fax it to 1-866-230-0322 ( toll free)

Board of Directors

President

COABC Alt

David Janssens
Vice President  
Treasurer/ Secretary Mike Schoen
 
Director
COABC Rep
Susan Snow
Director KenTakagaki
Director Moushtak Estepho
Director Paul Falcon
Director Calvin Maarhuis

 

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Membership Listing, Found 89 entries

Transitional Assessed to the BC Organic Standards and in transition to full organic status. For more information click here.
Pending Application for assessment to the BC Organic Standards submitted - certification review decision pending. For more information click here.

Enterprise Contact City Status Class
Ultima Foods Dejan Lalic Delta Certified Processor/Packer
AB Integrated Solutions Inc. / North of 49 Naturals Inc. Andrew Small North Vancouver Certified Processor/Handler/Packer
Agro Roasters Ltd. Dusty Smith,
Marina Castro
Vancouver Certified Packer/Processor
Agropur Dairy Cooperative Denis Kizin Burnaby Certified Processor/Packer
All Seasons Mushrooms Frank Moscone,
Gursher Sandhu
Langley Certified Farm/Processor/Handler/Packer
All Seasons Mushrooms Inc. - Crossfield, Alberta Stan Bittorf,
Frank Moscone
Crossfield Certified
Apex Foodsource Ltd Kevin Larsen,
Joyce Chan
Abbotsford Certified Custom Processor
Asia Pacific Farm Enterprises Inc. Jules Hou Aldergrove Certified Packer/Mushroom
Athwal Farms Taranjeet Athwal,
Gurpal Athwal
Richmond Certified Producer
Bateman Berry Farm & Westberry Processing & Parsat Enterprises Parm Bains,
Simran Bains
Abbotsford Certified/T1 Farm/Processor/Handler/Packer
Best Gourmet Coffee Wholesalers Seth Lang,
Michael Li,
Kevin Xu
Maple Ridge Certified Processor
Bevo Farms Inc Leo Benne,
Peter Kuijvenhove
Milner, Certified Greenhouse
Bissel Spur Farms Ltd. Pamela Krause Abbotsford Certified Poultry
Black Canyon Ranch (Ashcroft) Rob Donaldson,
Pamela Krause
Ashcroft Certified Producer
Blue Goose Cattle Co - BlueRidge Frank Schlueter - Manager,
Doug Sinclair - President
Lillooet Certified Farm
Blue Goose Cattle Co - Fischer Doug Sinclair,
Frank Schlueter
Cache Creek Transitional/T2 Farm
Blue Goose Cattle Co - Grindrod Doug Sinclair,
Dave Robertson
North Vancouver T3 Farm
Blue Goose Cattle Co - Walhachin Doug Sinclair,
Frank Schlueter
Walhachin Certified Farm
Blue Goose Cattle Co - Waversek Div Doug Sinclair,
Frank Schlueter
Little Fort Certified Farm
Blueberry Valley Estates Michelle Lui Pitt Meadows Certified Farm
Bluedale Farm Corp. Nathaniel Blue,
Jas Gill
Chilliwack Transitional/T3
Bradner BC Organic Feed Mill Rob Donaldson,
Debbie Nielson
Abbotsford Certified Processor
Bradner Farms Rob Donaldson,
Pat Donaldson
Abbotsford Certified Processor/Farm/Livestock
Bradner Milk Transporter Matt deHaan Abbotsford Attestation of Compliance Handler/Transporter
Bradner R Farms Ltd. Robert Jr. Donaldson Cache Creek Certified Farm
Brandy Farms Inc and Cozy Prairie Dairy Ben Brandsema,
Julie Evans
Abbotsford Certified Farm
Bremner Foods Ltd Terry Bremner ,
Chandra Kohlman
Delta Certified Farm/Processor
Brookfield Farm Matthew Laity,
Deanna Laity
Maple Ridge T3 Farm
Chewter's Chocolates Rob Greenhow,
Mitchell Pugh
Richmond Certified Processor
ClearBrook Coffee Company Nathan Prachnau,
Josh Issak
Abbotsford Certified Processor/Packer
Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery Limited Brent Zaluski,
Monica Tang
Burnaby Pending Packer/Processor
Coast Mushroomtech David Xiao Surrey Certified Distributor/Farm
Country Fresh Enterprises Inc Paul Dhanoa,
Jerry Sampson
Richmond Certified Processor/Packer
Creekside Dairy Johannes Treur,
Julaine Treur
Agassiz Certified Producer/Farm
Cropthorne Farm/D&S Ryall/River & Sea Flowers Lydia Ryall,
Sarah Ryall,
Rachel Ryall
Ladner Certified Farm/Packer/Livestock/Greenhou
Davis Quality Meats Ltd. Dale Herbert Abbotsford Attestation of Compliance/Pending Custom Processor
Dogwood Brewing Claire Wilson Vancouver Certified Processor
Falconglen Organic Farm Paul Falcon Langley Certified/Pending Livestock/Packer/Processor
Farmers Fresh Mushrooms Kelly Le,
Michelle Lui
Abbotsford Certified Distributor/Farm/Packer
Formosa Nursery Co. Ting Wu Maple Ridge Certified Farm/Packer
FreshPoint Vancouver Bryan Uyesugi,
Angie Ho
Vancouver Attestation of Compliance
Friendship Specialty Mushroom Ltd. Wengang Du,
Xian Yun Dong,
Renee Du
Chilliwack Certified Farm/Packer
GluteNull Bakery Otari Kobalia,
Giorgi Kvekveskiri
Coquitlam Certified Processor
Golden Gate Farms Ltd. Sarah Yoder,
Martin Yoder
Abbotsford Certified Livestock/Poultry
Grassroots Growers Ltd. Justin Leung,
Brian Chong
Delta Certified Farm
HapiFoods Group Inc Corin Mullins,
Brian Mullins
Gibsons Certified Processor/Packer
Houweling Nurseries Ltd. Ruben Houweling Delta Certified Greenhouse
Hui's Farm Ltd. Tsun Yuan Lee,
Jared Klassen
Aldergrove Certified Farm/Packer
JJ Bean Coffee Roasters - Toronto Carla Froese,
Justin White
North York Pending Processor
JJ Bean Inc - Vancouver David Long,
Serena Coutts
Vancouver Certified Processor/Packer
JNL Kelly Farm Jennifer Kelly Fort St. John Certified Farm
KML Meat Processors Dave Fernie,
Robert Balmer
Westwold Attestation of Compliance
Libra National Inc. Eric Liang,
Nicky Fung
Richmond Pending Packer
Lush Berry Farms Ltd. Clinton May,
Lauren May
Richmond Certified Distributor
Maarhuis Dairy Calvin Maarhuis Chilliwack Certified Farm
Mary Gold Organics Jim Leuba,
Sky Leuba
Langley Pending Farm
MC Dairy Frank Romaszewski,
Jolene Romaszewski
Certified Farm/Livestock
Minke Blueberry Farm Craig & Deborah Minke Langley Certified Farm
Misty Mountain Specialties Moushtak Estopho,
Ken Melech
Richmond Certified Handler/Packer
Misty Mountain Wild Forest Products Ltd. Moushtak Estepho Aldergrove Pending Greenhouse
Mountain Coffee Ltd Lionel Robitaille Delta Attestation of Compliance Distributor/Packer
Nature Glen Dairy Farms Ben Brandsema,
Julie Evans
Abbotsford Certified Farm
Nicomekl Farms David Janssens Surrey Certified Farm/Livestock
Oranya Farms II Corry Spitters ,
Jordan Spitters
Abbotsford Certified Farm/Packer/Livestock
Origin Organic Farms Inc Raymond Wong Langley Certified Farm/Handler/Packer/Greenhouse
Pacific Northwest Berries and Bees Robert Doberstein Maple Ridge Certified Farm
Parks Bread n Buns Factory Alexis Kim Coquitlam Certified Handler/Packer/Distributor
Prospector Organics Brad Nedimovich Abbotsford Certified Farm
Purewal Blueberry Processing Facility Gary Purewal,
Michelle Lui
Pitt Meadows Certified
Roots Organic Inc TJ Brar,
Ryan Ho
Surrey Certified Farm/Processor/Handler/Packer
Rossdown Natural Foods Thomas Cherian Abbotsford Certified Processor/Packer
Saltspring Exotic Mushrooms / Golden Tree Farm Adam Gold,
Rebecca Bloch Gold
Saltspring Island Certified Farm/Processor/Packer/Mushroom
Silverking Soya Foods Jeff Mock,
Renee Walter
Nelson Certified Processor/Handler
Snow Farms Ltd. Harvie Snow,
Susan Snow
Delta Certified/T3 Farm/Packer
Stellar Seeds /Kootenay Joe Farm Patrick Stellar,
Colleen O'Brien
Johnson\'s Landing Certified Farm/Handler/Packer/Distributo
Sumas Mountain Farm Trevor Newton Abbotsford Certified Farm/Processor/Packer
Sunrise Mushrooms Yvonne Hou,
Kim To
Abbotsford Certified Producer/Mushroom
TE Produce Import and Export Ltd. Tuan Pham,
Susan To
Langley Certified Farm/Packer
Teagosa Inc. Bernadette Beck,
Eric Bullock
Maple Ridge Pending Handler/Packer/Processor
The Chai Company Chris Merry Delta Certified Processor/Packer
Thomas Fresh - Calgary Gregg Strother,
Bruce Mackay
Calgary Attestation of Compliance/Certified Distributor/Packer
Thomas Fresh Inc. - Saskatoon Bruce MacKay,
Paula Irvine
Saskatoon Attestation of Compliance/Certified Packer/Distributor
Thomas Fresh Inc. - Surrey Bruce Mackay Surrey Attestation of Compliance/Certified Distributor/Packer
Two EE's Organics Michael Schoen Surrey Certified Producer
Van Rice Products Ken Takagaki Richmond Certified Processor/Packer
Vedder Transport Ltd. Graysaan Bottomley Abbotsford Attestation of Compliance Handler/Transporter
Wellbrook Farm Terry Bremner,
Chandra Kohlman
Delta Certified Farm
Western Rice Mills Ltd. Lawry Poupart,
John Chiang
Richmond Certified Handler/Packer
Wingtat Game Bird Packers Inc. Eric Ng,
Carmen Joe
Surrey Certified Processor/Packer