Vermont Organic Farmers offers a transparent certification fee structure. We are committed to a certification fee structure that allows the producer to calculate their fees prior to engaging in the application process. VOF has competitively priced organic certification fees, keeping costs low and services local. We value our community of organic farmers and processors in Vermont and work towards keeping organic certification financially accessible.
VOF Certification Fee Schedule
|Range of Anticipated Gross Sales/Services||Base (subtract)||Multiplier Rate||Base Fee|
|Up to $14,999||- $0.00||x 0 (0.000%)||+ $617.00|
|$15,000-$99,999||- $15,000.00||x 0.00466 (0.466%)||+ $617.00|
|$100,000-$499,999||- $100,000.00||x 0.00384 (0.384%)||+ $1,013.00|
|$500,000-$999,999||- $500,000.00||x 0.00292 (0.292%)||+ $2,549.00|
|$1,000,000-$2,999,999||- $1,000,000.00||x 0.00204 (0.204%)||+ $4,009.00|
|$3,000,000-$15,000,000||- $3,000,000.00||x 0.000078 (0.0078%)||+ $8,089.00|
|More than $15,000,000||- $15,000,000.00||x 0 (0.000%)||+ $17,450.00|
All producers pay a base fee, which is the maximum possible fee in the previous tier, plus an assessment on gross organic sales/services based on their projected gross sales for the calendar year (if gross sales exceeds $15,000). Please note: the maximum fee is $17,450.
All renewing/continuing applicants should determine their fee based on their anticipated gross sales of certified organic products for the calendar year. If projected sales are grossly over or under-estimated, adjustments to the fee can be made at the end of the same calendar year in which the application was submitted, as long as fees have not been reimbursed
All new applicants, regardless of the time of year that they apply, should determine their fee based on their anticipated gross organic sales for the calendar year in which they apply. All new applicants will reapply as continuing applicants during the next year’s scheduled renewal cycle and will be required to pay the certification fee associated with the renewal application at that time.