Pocono Organics says it’s now the first hemp grower to be Regenerative Organic Certified

ROC certification promotes holistic agriculture practices, including increasing soil organic matter and sequestering carbon, improving animal welfare, and providing economic stability and fairness to farmers, ranchers, and workers.

Hemp grower Pocono Organics (Long Pond, PA) says it’s become the first hemp grower to be certified by the Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) program. According to ROC, its certification promotes holistic agriculture practices, including increasing soil organic matter and sequestering carbon, improving animal welfare, and providing economic stability and fairness to farmers, ranchers, and workers.

ROC was created by the Regenerative Organic Alliance, a partnership between Patagonia, Rodale Institute, and the brand Dr. Bronner’s to promote regenerative agricultural practices.

Pocono Organics says it is one of the largest regenerative organic farms in North America. In a company press release, company founder and president Ashley Walsh said of the new certification, “This is an absolute game-changer for our farm as well as for companies and consumers searching for ROC produce and hemp that they can trust.” Pocono recently launched its own USDA-certified-organic, full-spectrum hemp extract product line, which will now be the first to be labeled as made with ROC hemp.