Our Certification

The farm is run biodynamically and its products are organically certified by BioGro. 

Biogro Certified

Biogro Certified

Milmore downs is BioGro licensee 019, making it one of the very early certifications as it joined the BPCC in 1986 just three years after gaining Demeter certification. This move was intended as an indication of support for the fledgling organisation but the hope was also to draw Biodynamics and main stream organics closer together. The two standards have differences in detail, but are nevertheless not very far apart and cooperation is the only sensible relationship.

Subsequently, after becoming an approved Third Party Agency with the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) for exports to Europe and the USA, Milmore Downs along with a number of other Demeter growers have used BioGro certification to gain access to overseas markets. Although our aim is to concentrate on domestic sales for several reasons but also to strengthen the comsumer producer relationship. Currently we still need to use the export market for our lambs and cattle, and they go there under the BioGro banner.

BioGro is New Zealand's main organic certification agency. Established in 1983 as the BPCC (Biological Producers and Consumers Council) in conjunction with the Biodynamic Association and Henry Doubleday to support all organics, it later registered the BioGro logo and now certifies over 900 operations New Zealand wide.