Cowhorn is a Demeter-certified Biodynamic® grower and processor. That means we adhere to the standards of growing and processing as put forth by Demeter Association and Demeter International. For more on what these standards mean, you can check out the Demeter Association or the Demeter Biodynamic Trade Association websites.
Cowhorn's farm and winery have been both Demeter certified biodynamic and Stellar certified organic since 2006. We believe that certification is essential for two reasons. First, having the certification on our product labels assures the consumer that the products they are eating, drinking, wearing (plant based products include cosmetics and personal care products) have been grown and processed in accordance with a set of standards that can be verified by an independent third party. It's not just marketing. In other words, it isn't Biodynamic® because we say it is; it is because Demeter says it is.
The second reason we certify is that the Biodynamic® movement is really cool! All over the world, people are acknowledging that our precious Earth needs support, that she has been extracted from, paved and polluted for too long. Being part of this fantastic movement, and working with and learning from people with values that we share makes us work harder and feel more proud of our farm!
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