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Trading Criteria 

The Green Farm Collective Trading Criteria


Trading Criteria

The Green Farm Collective trading criteria. You will need to be doing the following:

  • Using Trinity's Sandy to calculate your carbon usage and biodiversity areas.

  • Striving to farm in a way that enhances nature and the environment. 

  • A minimum of 5% of your land must be farmed for nature.

  • Carrying out minimal soil disturbance techniques for crop establishment - strip-till or no-till- for a minimum of 9 in every 10 years. 


Farming as closely to the five principles of regenerative agriculture as possible. 

  1. Protecting soil surfaces.

  2. Integrating livestock into your farming system. 

  3. Minimising soil movement.

  4. Ensuring diversity (cropping, genetics, habitat creation etc.).

  5. Maintain living roots.


  • Be minimising Nitrogen use, and optimising plant protection product usage.

  • Have a wide and diverse rotation including spring crops where feasible.

  • No food waste digestate, or paper waste (unless composted) to be applied.

  • Actively working to feed livestock with home grown produce.


These conditions apply across all sectors of agriculture, horticulture and forestry. 

Any new members will be inspected upon joining by way of an audit which may be repeated at any time at the discretion of TGFC. 

Every member will be an ambassador for The Green Farm Collective brand and will be expected to honour and promote our principles at all times. 

The Green Farm Collective reserves the right to amend these rules on an annual basis, with 12 months given for members to action any policy amendments. 

How to sign up

Become a member in four easy steps

  1. Go to and register for an account 

  2. You will receive an email to set your password and activate your account 

  3. Log in and request to join The Green Farm Collective. Search for us in Caravels or click the link in your activation email

  4. Get an approval email and complete your membership payment in The Green Farm Collective group. 


That’s it! You’ll be a member of our community. Connect with farmers who practice regenerative and nature-friendly farming techniques. Join ethical businesses and individuals who want to invest in our farmers, their practices, and their environmental outputs. 

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