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From the Farm: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture is Growing in Hemp

Nestled atop the iconic Pocono Mountains sits Pocono Organics, a 380-acre farm in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, which has grown into one of the largest regenerative organic farms in North America. This year, Pocono Organics received its Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC), becoming the first source grower of Regenerative Organic Certified hemp in the world.

The Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA) is the governing body for the Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC), a designation for farms and products that meet the highest standards in the world for soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness. This new label goes beyond the existing USDA Certified Organic standards. 

The ROC certification was a part of Ashley Walsh’s vision and mission when she started Pocono Organics. “We are absolutely excited to be the world’s first ROC hemp grower. This is something that we thought about from day one at our farm,” said Walsh, Founder and President of Pocono Organics.