The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 8,500 organic businesses across 50 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers' associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. Organic products represented include organic foods, ingredients and beverages, as well as organic fibers, personal care products, pet foods, nutritional supplements, household cleaners and flowers. OTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members.
Our goal is to make it as simple as possible for producers and buyers to make online or in-person connections for immediate sales and long-term partnerships – whether for U.S. organic ingredients, commodities or packaged goods. Thriving, sustainable U.S. organic supply – enthusiastic, growing international demand: We help bring it together.