Mendocino Renegade is a tax exempt education group and was founded in 2003 as a project of Mendocino Organic Network(MON). MON is also responsibly for introducing Mendocino county initiative Measure H, GMO Free.

The standards for the Mendocino Renegade label are designed to result in the of production of high quality, biologically produced food, without the use of chemicals, synthetics, or GMOs. Only those farms and businesses that use biological methods for their entire farm or operation can qualify for the Mendocino Renegade label. Critical features include peer certification and the prohibition of parallel and mixed production.