Demeter USA has been providing Biodynamic® certification services since 1985. In 2002 the USDA implemented the National Organic Program (NOP) to provide a uniform definition for the term "organic". Because the Demeter Farm Standard utilizes the NOP requirements as a base minimum- upon which the additional Biodynamic requirements are built- Stellar Certification Services was formed so that Demeter certified producers could also legally label as organic. Stellar was one of the first NOP accredited organic certifiers in the country.
Choosing both certifications through Demeter/Stellar saves time and money- as only one application fee, one inspection, and one royalty fee are required- offering our farmers un-paralleled value and expertise in the world of sustainable agriculture certification.┬á┬á
And for those farmers not yet ready or interested in pursuing Biodynamic certification, Stellar is a boutique certifier that delivers individualized attention and deep agricultural expertise to our organic-only members.