Resources for Farms

AJP has put together a list of websites and other resources that will help farms meet the FJC standards.

1. Steps to Certification

2. How can I use the Food Justice Certified label?

Review labeling requirements of our policy manual and your rights as a certified farm:

3. Farmer Toolkit (newly revised)

AJP has an extensive farmer toolkit. The older version can be downloaded in whole here. We have revised and expanded the farmer toolkit with new resources and it will be downloadable by sections (see below) soon. As we finalize each section we will make it available. Check back for more resources. Most sections are in Word to allow farms to easily use the many template included in the toolkit and adapt them for their own farm needs.

Farmer Toolkit table of contents (draft)

Part I: Getting Started (revised and finalized)

Part II: Safety and Conflict Resolution (revised in draft form - to be finalized soon)

Part III: Minors and Interns (revised in draft form - to be finalized soon)

Part IV: Farmer - Buyer Relations, Fair Pricing and Contracts (revised in draft form - to be finalized soon)

Part V: Creating an Employee Handbook and Steps to Food Justice Certification (revised in draft form - to be finalized soon)

Part VI: Marketing Materials (coming soon)

Part VII: International Codes Supporting Fair Trade and Labor Standards (coming soon)

Living wages:

How do I calculate a living wage for my employees? Here are some tools to help you calculate a living wage while meeting the requirements of a fair wage under FJC Standards (see the Living Wage Worksheet for breakdown of the requirements per the FJC Standards and how different calculators compare).

4. Handout for employees on their rights
Download this document and print it out for your workers if you are applying for certification. This is required in the FJC standards. This document explains to your employees what the standards cover, and how to access the complaints and appeals process.

5. Worker Organizations
We recommend workers participate in a regional or local worker center or worker organization that can provide support for workers such as trainings, meetings, workshops and other resources. Worker organizations will also provide support when worker rights are violated by ways of appropriate action for filing complaints and finding resolutions to conflicts.