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With organic businesses currently having to find new routes to market, Pip Organic tells us how they're adapting to the COVID-19 situation.
We're running a series of webinars over the next few months to bring our clients lots of practical, insightful and inspirational content, including Organic Learning sessions (to replace our popular Organic Learning Days), Q&As with experts and organic brands and ways to get involved with Organic September.
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Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all physical inspections are suspended until further notice. Remote/ desk based inspections are now applicable for certain schemes; this is dependent on your business activity and the certification you are applying for. Please get in touch for further information with regards to your application.
With remote inspections now taking place, we caught up with one of our clients, Emmett UK, to hear why a remote inspection has been critical for the smooth running of their business, and how the experience was for them.
Glasgow-based organic produce business Locavore saw a surge in custom at their organic supermarket and for their veg boxes due to the coronavirus crisis.
COVID-19 has resulted in disruptions and changes to supply chains. Whilst food service markets have paused, home delivery markets have seen a surge in demand with more people shopping online.
Support for selling direct or through new routes to market
🥕 List your box scheme: Are you one of our farmers & growers licensed to operate an organic box scheme? Complete our online form to be featured on our listings. There has been a 1,400% increase in visits to the box scheme pages since the crisis began, so make sure your products are getting a share of this attention
📦 List your organic home delivery: Reach new customers and tell them about your organic home delivery service. Complete the form below to submit your home delivery service to be listed on our website.
🛒 List your independent shop: If you sell organic products through independent retail or a farm shop, be sure to list it for free on our indie retail finder
Resources to support farmers and growers
Post jobs and other ads on our organic marketplace
As an organic certification body, we're keen to get your feedback to form a status update on the impact of COVID-19 for organic businesses. This will help us tailor and adapt our ongoing support during this challenging time.
⌛ The survey should take less than five minutes to complete.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has already affected the lives of everyone, in some way, and its impact will continue for some time. Soil Association Certification is working with FSC® and PEFC to implement measures to help our certificate holders maintain their certification in these extraordinary times.
We've collated a selection of links to useful resources for your business
Bank of England support
General food & farming distribution
Further support & toolkits