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, 2015-May 11, 2016

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

Doug Luder
Vice President David Janssens
Treasurer Mike Schoen
Secretary Peter Graystone
Director
COABC Rep
Susan Snow
 
Director Moushtak Estepho
 
Director Calvin Maarhuis

 

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Membership Listing, Found 77 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
AB Integrated Solutions Inc. / North of 49 Naturals Inc. Andrew Small North Vancouver Certified Processor/Handler/Packer
Agropur, Division Natrel (DBA-Island Farms) Brian Moore Chilliwack Certified Processor/Packer
All Seasons Mushrooms Patrick Moscone,
Frank Moscone
Langley Certified Farm/Processor/Handler/Packer
All Seasons Mushrooms Inc. - Crossfield, Alberta Chris Street,
Frank Moscone
Crossfield Pending Mushroom
Apex Foodsource Ltd Kevin Larsen,
Joyce Chan
Abbotsford Certified Processor
Asia Pacific Farm Enterprises Inc. Jules Hou Aldergrove Certified Packer/Mushroom
Athwal Farms Taranjeet Athwal,
Kesar Athwal
Richmond Certified Farm
Bateman Berry Farm & Westberry Processing Parm Bains,
Simran Bains
Abbotsford Certified Farm/Processor/Handler/Packer
Beaver Meadow Farms Ltd. Edgar Smith Comox Certified Farm/Packer
Best Gourmet Coffee Wholesalers Seth Lang,
Michael Li,
Kevin Xu
Maple Ridge Certified Processor
Bevo Farms Inc Leo Benne Milner, Certified Greenhouse
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 - Walhachin Doug Sinclair,
Frank Schlueter
Walachin Certified Farm
Blue Goose Cattle Co - Waversek Div Doug Sinclair,
Frank Schlueter
Little Fort Certified Farm
Blueberry Valley Estates & Golden Eagle Processing Facility Dave Gill,
Constanza Suavita,
Michelle Lui
Pitt Meadows Certified Farm/Processor/Packer
Bluedale Farm Corp. Nathaniel Blue,
Jas Gill
Chilliwack Transitional/T2 Farm
Bradner #1 - Main Farm Rob Donaldson,
Pamela Krause
Abbotsford Certified Farm/Handler/Livestock/Process
Bradner #2 - Bradner R Farms Ltd. Robert Jr. Donaldson,
Pamela Krause
Cache Creek Certified Farm
Bradner #3 - Black Canyon Ranch Ashcroft Rob Donaldson,
Pamela Krause
Ashcroft Certified Farm
Bradner #4 - BC Organic Feed Ltd Rob Donaldson,
Debbie Nielson
Abbotsford Certified Processor/Packer
Bradner Milk Transporter Matt deHaan Abbotsford Certified Handler/Transporter
Brandy Farms Inc and Cozy Prairie Dairy Ben Brandsema,
Julie Evans
Abbotsford Certified Farm
Bremner Foods Ltd Terry Bremner ,
Chandra Kohlman
Delta Certified Processor
Chewters Chocolates Rob Greenhow Richmond Certified Processor
Clearbrook Coffee Company Nathan Prachnau,
Josh Issak
Abbotsford Certified Processor/Packer
Country Fresh Enterprises Inc Paul Dhanoa,
Khushwant Ranu
Richmond Certified Processor/Packer
Creekside Dairy Johannes Treur,
Julaine Treur
Agassiz Certified/T3 Farm
Cropthorne Farm/D&S Ryall Lydia Ryall Ladner Certified Farm/Packer/Livestock/Greenhou
Dogwood Brewing Claire Wilson Vancouver Certified Processor
Falconglen Farm Paul Falcon Langley Certified Farm
Formosa Nursery Co. Ting Wu Maple Ridge Certified Farm/Packer
Friendship Specialty Mushroom Ltd. Wengang Du,
Xian Yun Dong,
Renee Du
Chilliwack Certified Farm/Packer
Grassroots Growers Ltd. Justin Leung,
Brian Chong
Delta Pending Farm
HapiFoods Group Inc Corin Mullins,
Brian Mullins
Gibsons Certified Processor/Packer
Hodson Lake Farm ( Bree Holdings Ltd) Trevor Embree,
Jack Huggard
Lone Butte Transitional/T3 Farm
Houweling Nurseries Ltd. Ruben Houweling Delta Certified Greenhouse
Hui's Farm Ltd. Tsun Yuan Lee,
Jared Klassen
Aldergrove Certified Farm/Packer
JJ Bean Inc David Long,
Serena Coutts
Vancouver Certified Processor/Packer
JNL Kelly Farm Jennifer Kelly,
Nicole Kelly
Fort St. John T3 Farm
Lush Berry Farms Ltd. Clinton May,
Lauren May
Richmond Transitional/T3 Farm
Maarhuis Dairy Calvin Maarhuis Chilliwack Certified Farm
MC Dairy Frank Romaszewski,
Derek Romaszewski
Certified Farm/Livestock
Minke Blueberry Farm Craig & Deborah Minke Langley Transitional/T3 Farm
Misty Mountain Mushrooms Moushtak Estopho,
David Lee Kwen
Richmond Certified Handler/Packer
Mountain Coffee Ltd Lionel Robitaille Delta Certified Distributor/Packer
Nature Glen Dairy Farms Ben Brandsema,
Julie Evans
Abbotsford Certified Farm
Nicomekl Farms David Janssens Surrey Certified Farm/Livestock
Noble Organics Jeffrey Lemieux Lindell Beach Certified Farm/Packer
Olympic Dairy Products Ltd Doug Luder Delta Certified Processor/Packer
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 Port Coquitlam Transitional/T3 Farm
Parks Bread n Buns Factory Jason Domingo Coquitlam Certified Handler/Packer/Distributor
Prospector Organics Brad Nedimovich Abbotsford Certified Farm
Richmond Specialty Mushrooms Peter Graystone Aldergrove Certified Farm/Handler/Packer
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
Semlin Valley Ranch Pamela Krause,
Jordan Krause
Cache Creek Certified/T3 Farm
Silverking Soya Foods Jeff Mock 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 Farm/Packer/Mushroom
TE Produce Import and Export Ltd. Tuan Pham Langley Certified Farm/Packer
The Chai Company Chris Merry Delta Certified Processor/Packer
Thomas Fresh - Calgary Gregg Strother,
Bruce Mackay
Surrey Certified Packer
Thomas Fresh Inc. Bruce Mackay Surrey Certified Handler/Packer
Two EE's Organics Michael Schoen Surrey Certified Farm/Packer
Van Rice Products Ken Takagaki Richmond Certified Processor/Packer
Vedder Transport Ltd. Daron Findlay Abbotsford Certified Handler/Transporter
Walters Exotic Meats Ltd George Walter Langley Certified Processor/Packer
Wellbrook Farm Terry Bremner,
Chandra Kohlman
Delta Certified Farm
Western Rice Mills Ltd. Lawry Poupart,
Jenny Wan
Richmond Pending Handler/Packer
Whistler Medical Marijiuana Corp Christopher Pelz,
Jessica Pelz
Whistler Decertified Greenhouse
Wingtat Game Bird Packers Inc. Eric Ng,
Carmen Joe
Surrey Certified Processor/Packer