The company I work for is currently sourcing our ingredients (dry botanicals and teas) online and our produce through large companies.
The goal of the company is to source as local as possible in the near future. We have been in talks with various local farms about contracting herbs and produce. I'm unsure if many of these farms have any sorts of certifications, if they track lot numbers, or what I should even ask them for.
I've done a lot of internet digging but can't quite find a pinpoint answer:
What are the minimum requirements to legally source from small local farms?