Iverson Family Farms in Woodburn, Ore., sought independent certification as a way of having its sustainability practices independently recognized. Now, it has that certification with the VeriFlora label issued by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS).
Among the Iverson Family Farms practices recognized by SCS were steps that the family took to protect the quality of their flowers during shipments.
“Our retailer customers and consumers have appreciated the end result at the marketplace,” Barb Iverson says. “The certification reinforced the work we had already done and gave us guidance to make our farming operations even better.”
In order to qualify for certification, Iverson Family Farms was required to demonstrate that it meets rigorous standards of environmental sustainability, social responsibility and product quality. Its certification covers 40 acres of tulip fields, 50 acres of daffodils and 2 million stems of greenhouse tulips.
“We are delighted to add Iverson Family Farms to the growing list of farms, wholesalers and distributors who have demonstrated their commitment to making sustainability a reality,” says Linda Brown, executive vice president of SCS.