No, we are not certified organic; however, it is important to note that we do not use hormones, steroids, or corn- or soy-based feed. Also, our pastures have never been sprayed with any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Our animals are raised with respect and treated with dignity. An animal on rare occasions can get sick, at which time we feel it is our responsibility to treat them with approved antibiotics, during which time they and their milk are kept separate from the regular milk supply, so that none of our milk contains antibiotics. In order to maintain an organic certification, we would be required to remove that cow, which might otherwise live for another decade on our small family farm, rather than simply treat that animal for a week with approved antibiotics. We, as 3rd generation dairymen, could not with good conscience send off a good animal for the sake of keeping a certification. We are proud of the viability of our milking herd and the health of our animals, which typically live 50% longer than the average CA dairy cow.