“I have always been interested in growing things, in being sustainable and self sufficient as much as possible. I studied Biodynamics before coming to the West Coast from Christchurch in 1984 but it was not until we moved to our Otumahana property that I have been able to fulfil my dream of having a certified organic property and making part of a living from the land. “
I decided to work with BioGro as I thought their certification carried the most mana with the widest audience.
It has been a challenge for a very small business like True Blue Organics to achieve certification on such a range of products and processes. The paper work and record keeping demand regular updating and filing and the costs are proportionately high. “We probably pay as much as any medium sized business as the cost is based on time spent to verify and authorise our operation in the Wellington office. However, communcation with the staff is excellent and we look forward to the annual visit of the auditor.
This certification covers the production of Tea Tree, Pasture, Woodlot, Apples, Pears, Feijoa, Calendula and Lemon Verbena; and a licence to process Australian Tea Tree Oil, Tea Tree Hydrosol, Mystique Skin Toner, Formula 1 Cleaner and Lemon Verbena Hydrosol.