Press Contact
Alice Varon, Executive Director
845 262 2551
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Press Releases from CNG

Seminary Hill Farm Becomes Certified Naturally Grown During Training with Al Gore, June 4, 2019

Farmspread Partners with Certified Naturally Grown, March 7, 2018

Mushroom Certification Launched, June 13, 2016

Aquaponics Certification Launched, February 1, 2016

CNG Posts Draft Aquaponic Standards for Public Review, September 14, 2015

CNG in the News

Mother Earth News, February 2021
Naturally Made Certification for Beekeepers and Mushroom Growers

Edible Memphis, April 2020
Certified Naturally Grown: A peer-reviewed process with high standards

Eco Farming Daily, December 2019
What Does Certified Organic Mean?

National Center For Appropriate Technology, October 2019
Put a Certification Label On It? Certified Naturally Grown vs. Certified Organic

Agrarian Trust, August 2019
Certified Naturally Grown Matches the Stewardship Practices Faith-Based Institutions Are Looking To Adopt

The Flagpole, August 2019
What's the Difference Between Organic and Naturally Grown?

Civil Eats, April 2019
An Indigenous Community Finds its Agricultural Roots in Tucson’s San Xavier Farm

Food Tank, April 2019
14 African American Women Leading Change in the U.S. Food System

Acres U.S.A., March 2019
Paper Pot Transplanters for Produce Operations

The Alvin Sun, January 2019
Understanding What a Farmer's Market Is

Mother Earth News, September 2018
Make Your Farm or Garden Certified Sustainable

Consumer Reports Greener Choices, August 2017
Certified Naturally Grown: What this Seal Means

Rodale's Organic Life, June 2017
Can You Still Trust the USDA Certified Organic Label?

Bee Culture, February 2016
Much More Than A Marketing Label

Modern Farmer, November 2015
Farm Confessional: Here's My Beef With Farmers Who Claim Organic When They Are Not
A Certified Naturally Grown farmer opens up about fraud on the market scene - and his own failed foray into USDA organic certification. 

Modern Farmer, October 2015
The Bad News About the Organic Industry

Food Tank, October 2015
10 Certification Agencies Creating a More Sustainable Food System

Mother Earth News, April/May 2015 
Certified Naturally Grown: An Alternative to Certified Organic 

Sandhills Naturally, Guide to Healthy Living, Summer 2015
Certified Naturally Grown, The Grassroots Alternative to Organic

Rodale News, April 2015
Useful (and Useless) Labels in Your Grocery Store

Organic Authority, April 2015 
Is Certified Naturally Grown Just as Good as Organic? 

SmartBlog on Food & Beverage, April 2015
How Small Farmers are Creating an Organic Community

EcoWatch, March 2015 
Certified Naturally Grown: A New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, non-GMO Food 

Civil Eats, February 2015 
Alternative Produce Labels: Faux Organic or Just as Good? 

Acres USA, January 2015 
Certified Naturally Grown, Grassroots Alternative to USDA Organic 

Civil Eats, December 11, 2014 
Seasons Greening: How Christmas Tree Farmers are Cutting Down on Pesticides 

The Dr. Oz Show, December 9, 2014 (video)
CNG is heralded on national television as one of the few meaningful labels you can rely on  

Lancaster Farming, December 6, 2014 
FSMA Rules Hazy on Farm, Facility Distinction 

IndyStar, August 22, 2014 
Organic Alternative? Small Farming Without Bureaucracy 

The Atlantic Citylab August 13, 2014
For Many Small Farmers, Being Certified "Organic" Isn't Worth the Trouble 

Concord Monitor, August 4, 2014 
For some small farmers in New Hampshire, Certified Naturally Grown makes more sense 

Central Penn Business Journal, May 2, 2014
Organic farmers turn from federal program

North Country Public Radio, November 15, 2013 
Certified Naturally Grown: An Organic Alternative

Grit Magazine, May/June 2013
The Truth About Organic Certification: Small farmers are finding more than one road to organic certification