Make sure you're getting the most out of your certification!
*You can also download this checklist as a PDF.
Complete your profile and be featured on Certified Naturally Grown’s homepage. Take advantage of this free publicity! To be eligible you'll need to add pictures and text to your farm’s online profile. How to Update Your Profile.
Let your customers know that you are CNG. Mention your new certification in your newsletter, tell your customers when you see, use signs or hand outs, spread the word on social media (be sure to find us on Twitter and Facebook!). We've assembled some helpful tips to help you talk about CNG.
Order a banner or business card design from CNG. Take a look at our templates, and place your order in our design store! Our membership services coordinator, Aly, will work with you to get the design that works for you!
Make sure your farm is listed in your region’s local food guide and indicate that it's CNG. Ask the publisher to include information about CNG and an image of our logo in the guide.
Get featured in your local or regional newspaper. Local papers are always looking for content and readers love to hear about farms! Take a look at some examples and our template to get inspired. Our marketing coordinator, Aly, can write one for you. Get started by emailing her at [email protected]ygrown.org.
Suggest that your farmers market require a type of certification. Several markets have taken this step to better serve their customers seeking food that is both local and grown sustainably. For a list of farmers markets that require some type of certification, click here. If your preferred market isn't listed, here are some tips for to help you talk about CNG to the market manager.
Use the map on our website to connect with other CNG producers in your area. Relationships with other CNG members are useful in arranging inspections, and can be a great source of knowledge and support. Find other members on the CNG map.