Organic Consultants

The information on this page is provided for ease-of-access only.

OCO does not endorse the services provided by these consultants, and cannot guarantee their knowledge or experience. Training and accreditation of organic inspectors is offered by the International Organic Inspectors Association.

Each consultant sets his or her own fees and consulting structure. Not all consultants are willing to provide advice by phone.

Supporting members of OCO receive discounts on services from some organic consultants. See our membership page for more information.

The following consultants have self-identified as qualified to provide advice on best practices for certifying organic operators. Many also inspect on behalf of certifying bodies. Inspectors cannot provide consulting services if they have inspected your operation in the past year.

Joel Aitken

Local Food Finder
Guelph, ON

Phone: (647) 881-5061
Email Joel

David Cohlmeyer

Sustainable Good Foods Consultant
Toronto, ON

Phone: (705) 458-1710
Email David

Bill Barkley

Barkley’s Agricultural Consulting
Morrisburg, ON (Dundas County)

Phone:  (613) 543-0491
Email Bill

Delia Elkin

Organic Inspector and Independent Consultant

Phone: (613) 662-2334
Email Delia

Ruth Knight

Organic Consultant, Inc.
Teeswater, ON (Bruce County)

Phone: (519) 357-5224
Email Ruth

Hugh Martin

Guelph, ON
(Wellington County)

Phone: (519) 829-2141
Email Hugh

Kelly Monaghan

Ash Street Organics
Toronto, ON

Phone: (416) 528-1490
Email Kelly

Other Consultants

The following consultants cater to organic farms and food businesses, and can offer support in market research, small business marketing, and more.

Hélène St. Jacques 

Informa Research
Linking Local Producers with Consumers

Phone: 416-708-1228
Email Hélène

Julianna Van Adrichem

Guelph, ON

Phone: 519-230-9591
Email Julianna