Organic farms can be found across Tasmania and are involved in varying
enterprises from wine to sheep's cheese.
Organic farming is farming without the use of synthetic chemicals, artificial
fertilisers, pesticides, irradiation or genetically modified organisms. Soil
health is critical in producing wholesome organic produce. Only free-range
animals are allowed in organic farming systems and the use of cages is not
permitted. Holistic farm management techniques are integral to organic farming.
The minimum conversion period from traditional to organic farming is three
There are a number of organic certifying bodies that operate
under the National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce.