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Our Mission

Since 2000, ACORN has been the key organization for information on organic agriculture, eating organics, and connecting all the parts together. From seed to farmer to consumer, ACORN works to bring the whole picture together–making food choices healthier and more environmentally responsible.

ACORN's Impact Policy

Informed by the Principles of Organic Agriculture*:

  • Principle of Health - Healthy soil, plants, animals, humans = a healthy planet.
  • Principle of Fairness - Equity, respect and justice for all living things.
  • Principle of Ecology - Emulating and sustaining natural systems.
  • Principle of Care - For the generations to come.

ACORN exists to enhance the viability and growth of the Atlantic Canadian organic community through a unified regional network. This will be achieved by ensuring sufficient resources are allocated to the following pillars:

Educating and Empowering

Farmers and producers, about:

  • production skills and methods
  • business and marketing
  • organic certification
  • seed sovereignty and diversity

Consumers, about:

  • understanding organic standards and practices
  • organic products (what, why, and where to buy them)

Fostering the Organic Network

For collaboration within:

  • the agricultural community
  • the organic value-chain


For progress on:

  • organic food and agriculture policies
  • organic agricultural programs and action
  • environmental health and sustainability
  • food sovereignty in Atlantic Canada

*Section II Canadian General Standards CAN/CGSB-32.310-2015

See Acorn's Complete Impact Policy