New Member Gift Packet

HummingbirdWe are announcing a special offer for farmers who join CNG this spring. CNG certification will boost your farm's marketing, and link you to a national network of like-minded producers. And if you act soon, there's a nice packet of gifts for you valued at $40!

To be eligible for this New Member Gift Packet...

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Top Tips for a Terrific Inspection

Screen_Shot_2017-04-04_at_10.45.09_AM.pngPhoto from Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Ajo, Arizona, showing their inspection with Frank Martin of Crooked Sky Farms.

Peer reviews are a pillar of our certification programs. They help ensure CNG production standards are being met, while at the same time they strengthen local farming networks and create learning opportunities. 

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CNG Design Services, 1 Year Later

We’ve designed 20 banners since we began designing marketing materials for farmers last May. We’ve also designed 7 sets of business cards, 2 Every Door Direct postcards, and yard signs. It fits in with our belief that signage helps CNG farmers stand out at the market, making their certifications more valuable!


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Winter 2017 Newsletter


We had an action-packed winter at CNG, certifying 51 farms since September and renewing hundreds of longtime members. We are pleased to announce several new initiatives to strengthen our community of farmers, markets, and supporters. Not subscribed to our newsletter yet? Click here to get the Harvest Quarterly delivered to your inbox.  

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CNG Shirts: We Want Your Feedback!

Screen_Shot_2017-02-23_at_3.08.22_PM.pngOur very first T-shirts have been a huge hit, both online and in-person at our winter conferences. It's so exciting to see a project that was suggested to us many times by our farmer members and supporters over the years come to fruition!

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Seeking Photographers For Our Spring Photography Project


The #CNGgrit photography project is well underway. With this project, we're documenting both the beauty and the grit--the determination and plain ol' sweat that it takes to get the job done. The project is twofold: we're sharing photos that our CNG member farms post on social media on our Instagram feed (@cngfarming) and we're also sending volunteer professional photographers out to CNG farms, in hopes of providing them with photos they can use in their marketing endeavors.

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Moon Dog Farms Shares The Story Behind Their Farm's Awesome Photos


Photo by Isabel Grudowski, 2013

Beautiful, vibrant photos of your farm or apiary are some of your most important marketing tools. They serve as powerful visuals everywhere from your online marketing strategy to banners, business cards, and postcards.

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Conference Season is Underway

Screen_Shot_2017-01-24_at_12.23.22_PM.pngIt’s conference season, so we’re busy stuffing our carryons with as many handbooks, bumper stickers, temporary tattoos, and CNG tshirts as we can! For many farmers in the north, the winter months aren’t just for seed ordering and hibernating, it’s for networking and sustainable agriculture conferences.



(Image from Rose Creek Farms)

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Win Free Registration to Southern SAWG Conference

SSAWG_Fun.pngWe're offering one FREE registration to the Southern SAWG conference! It will be held in Lexington, KY this January 25 - 28.

Sign up here for a chance to win. Deadline: Tuesday December 20, 5pm.

The Southern SAWG conference is the largest and best conference for sustainable farmers in the southeast. It's worth every effort to be there!  

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4 Ways to Share Recipes with Your CSA Members


Farming and cooking go hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise that there’s an abundance of farmer-run recipe blogs in our talented community. If adding a recipe page to your website or blog is a goal of yours, here are some inspiring recipe blogs to keep in mind!

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