FVOPA
Fraser Valley Organic Producers' Association

Mailing Address

FVOPA
c/o Ladner Postal Outlet PO Box 18591
Delta, BC  V4K 4V7

Contact Info

Administrator: Margaret Paterson
Phone: (604) 607-1655, (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, 2013-May 11, 2014

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 Ken Bose
Director Moushtak Estepho
Director Aaron Bregg
Director Calvin Maarhuis

 

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Membership Listing, Found 64 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 ,
Andrew Small
North Vancouver Certified Processor
Agrifoods International Co-op Ltd Brian Hopfner Abbotsford Certified Handler
Agropur, Division Natrel (DBA-Island Farms) Al Snedden Chilliwack Certified Processor
All Seasons Mushrooms Patrick Moscone,
Frank Moscone
Langley Certified Farm/Handler/Processor
Asia Pacific Farm Enterprises Inc. Jules Hou Aldergrove Certified Farm
Athwal Farms Taranjeet Athwal,
Kesar Athwal
Richmond Certified Farm
Basil Olive Oil Products Helen Koutalianos,
Basil Koutalianos
Pitt Meadows Certified Processor
Bateman Berry Farm Parm Bains,
Simran Bains
Abbotsford Certified Farm
Beaver Meadow Farms Ltd. Edgar Smith Comox Certified Farm
Best Gourmet Coffee Wholesalers Seth Lang,
Mike Li
Maple Ridge Certified Processor
Bevo Farms Inc Leo Benne Milner, Certified Greenhouse
Blue Ocean Teaz & Herbalz Inc. Preetinder Bhullar Surrey Certified Handler/Processor
Blue Ridge Ranch George Mitchell Lillooet Certified Farm
Blueberry Valley Estates Constanza Suavita,
Sergio Olano,
Jesse Brar
Pitt Meadows Pending Farm
Bose Farm Ken Bose Surrey Certified Farm
Bradner Farms Rob Donaldson,
Pamela Krause
Abbotsford Certified Farm/Handler/Livestock/Process
Bradner Milk Transporter Matt deHaan Abbotsford Certified Handler
Brandy Farms Inc and Cozy Prairie Dairy Ben Brandsema,
Julie Evans
Abbotsford Certified Farm
Bremner Foods Ltd Terry Bremner ,
Chandra Kohlman
Delta Certified Processor
Cherry Meadows Farm Suzanne Miller,
Patrick Boundy
Bonnington Certified Farm
Clearbrook Coffee Company Nathan Prachnau,
Josh Issak
Abbotsford Certified Processor
Country Fresh Enterprises Inc Paul Dhanoa,
Peter Szerensci
Richmond Certified Processor
Creekside Dairy Johannes Treur,
Julaine Treur
Agassiz Transitional/T1 Farm
Cropthorne Farm Lydia Rydall Ladner Certified
Divine Specialty Teas Co Preetinder Bhullar Surrey Certified Distributor/Handler
Falconglen Farm Paul Falcon Langley T3 Farm
Foley's Candies Ltd. Haines Lee Richmond Certified Processor
Formosa Nursery Co. Ting Wu Maple Ridge Certified Farm
Friendship Specialty Mushroom Ltd. Wengang Du,
Xian Yun Dong,
Renee Du
Chilliwack Certified Farm
Golden Eagle Blueberry Processing Constanza Suavita,
Sergio Olano,
Jesse Brar
Pitt Meadows Pending Processor
HapiFoods Group Inc Corin Mullins Gibsons Certified Processor
Houwelings Nurseries Ltd. Ruben Houweling Delta Certified Greenhouse
Hui's Farm Ltd. Tsun Yuan Lee,
Jared Klassen
Aldergrove Certified Farm
JJ Bean Inc David Long,
Carla Froese
Vancouver Certified Processor
Maarhuis Dairy Calvin Maarhuis Chilliwack Certified Farm
MC Dairy Frank Romaszewski Certified Farm
Missing Goat Blueberry Farm Heather Cameron Surrey Certified Farm
Misty Mountain Mushrooms Moushtak Estopho,
David Lee Kwen
Richmond Certified Handler
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
Olympic Dairy Products Ltd Doug Luder Delta Certified Processor
Origin Organic Farms Inc Raymond Wong Langley Certified Greenhouse/Packer
Prospector Organics Brad Nedimovich Abbotsford Certified Farm
Richmond Specialty Mushrooms Peter Graystone Aldergrove Certified Farm/Handler
Roots Organic Inc TJ Brar,
Ryan Ho
Surrey Certified Farm/Processor
Rossdown Natural Foods Thomas Cherian Abbotsford Certified Processor
Saltspring Exotic Mushrooms & Funky Revolution Farm Adam Gold,
Rebecca Bloch Gold
Saltspring Island Certified Processor/Mushroom
Silverking Soya Foods Jeff Mock Nelson Certified Processor
Snow Farms Ltd. Harvie Snow,
Susan Snow
Delta Certified/T1 Farm
Stellar Seeds /Kootenay Joe Farm Patrick Stellar,
Colleen O'Brien
Johnson\'s Landing Certified
Sumas Mountain Farm Trevor Newton Abbotsford Certified Farm
Sunrise Mushrooms Yvonne Hou,
Kim To
Abbotsford Pending Mushroom
TE Produce Import and Export Ltd. Tuan Pham Langley Certified Farm
Terpsma Farms David Terpsma Delta Certified Farm
The Chai Company Chris Merry Delta Certified Processor
Thomas Fresh Inc. ,
Bruce Mackay,
Aaron Bregg
Surrey Certified Handler
Two EE's Organics Michael Schoen Surrey Certified Farm
Van Rice Products Ken Takagaki Richmond Certified Processor
Vedder Transport Ltd. David Fehr Abbotsford Certified Handler/Transporter
Walters Exotic Meats Ltd George Walter Langley Certified Processor
Wellbrook Farm Terry Bremner,
Chandra Kohlman
Delta Certified Farm
Westberry Processing Simran Bains ,
Parm Bains
Abbotsford Certified Processor
Wingtat Game Bird Packers Inc. Eric Ng Surrey Certified Processor