Third party Demeter Certification
Demeter certification is a regular inspection and review process according to the International Demeter Biodynamic Standard (https://demeter.net/certification/standard/) which is carried out by a local Demeter accredited certification officer.
In order to be certified by Demeter the farm must first be certified organic by a Demeter recognised organic certification organisation.
The first step to Demeter certification is to enter a conversion period.
If the farm has already been fully certified to organic standards for at least three years, conversion to Demeter usually takes a year. If the farm is starting without organic certification this usually this takes three years.
A conversion plan is developed with a Demeter recognized advisor (https://demeter.net/services/advisory/) who will help with the conversion
Demeter Certified Farms in South Africa
Stellenbosch Western Cape
Demeter since 2010
Wellington Western Cape
Demeter since 2005
Wupperthal Original Rooibos Cooperative
Demeter since 2018