What is this service?
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures assists growers to become registered as organic producers by providing information about local, state and national organic regulations, and assistance with the California Department of Food and Agriculture's online organic registration process.
Staff from the San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures inspect producers, handlers, retailers, and Farmers’ Markets for compliance with all organic production regulations, investigates complaints relating to organic production and/or handling, verifies integrity of organic produce by sampling for residue of certain pesticides and reviews pesticide use report information. Verification of the history of reported pesticide applications to a specific site can be requested through the Request for Public Information process.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has many resources available to organic producers including; national and state regulations, a list of approved organic pesticide materials, contact information for all registered organic certifiers, and other helpful information.
Registration, cost share applications and complaint information can be found on The California Department of Food and Agriculture's Organic Registration website. Printable forms are available if you prefer to file by mail, however registration through the online database at is the preferred method.