Seeking Photographers to Document Farm Work #CNGgrit


(photo by Lise Metzger of Grounded Women: stories of women who farm)

We see a lot of farm photos.

There are gorgeous photos of CSA offerings, fields sparkling with morning dew and (hopefully!) proudly displayed CNG signage.

All these beautiful images are a big part of telling your story. 

But we also want to represent another side of farming: the grit, determination and plain ol' sweat that it takes to get the job done.

Here we call it #CNGgrit.

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We Have CNG T-Shirts!

The number of times we've been asked if we sell CNG shirts was becoming way too many to ignore, so we finally didtshirt_no_background.png something about it! This summer we came up with a few T-shirt designs that are inspired by the beautiful food produced by CNG farmers. We think they really speak to the spirit of Certified Naturally Grown. 

These shirts are made on demand, which allows us to offer a variety of colors and shirt types. To order yours, visit our online T-shirt shop. You will first select your shirt design, then you'll select the type of shirt on which you'd like the design printed, (USA cotton, organic cotton, cotton-blend unisex USA, or kids cotton USA). Then pick your shirt color! 

We've ordered a few for ourselves and they turned out great.

Order your CNG T-Shirts here!

Please let us know below which design you like best. We may be pre-making a batch of shirts to take to events, so your input is very important to us. Find the short survey, and all the design images, below. Enjoy!

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CNG Gets Some Press for Jarhead Farm

Screen_Shot_2016-09-21_at_2.40.20_PM.pngEarlier this year, CNG farmer Cliff Porter of Jarhead Farms (right) and our Marketing Services coordinator co-wrote a press release, which was published on NOW Habersham.

This announcement highlights Cliff's till-free farming practices and how he first became interested in farming!

If you're interested in submitting a press release to your local paper, check out our marketing lesson on Press Releases. If you're a CNG farmer who would like assistance in writing a press release, our marketing services coordinator, Aly, is happy to help you out! Write to her at [email protected]

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Highlight Hard Work - Use #CNGgrit

CNG has a new initiative that aims to capture the grit, determination, and hard work that’s required to succeed at farming. Enough with the pretty landscapes, we want images that depict the real life of a farmer on a daily basis. We'll feature these images on social media with the tag #CNGgrit. Please do the same!



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Fall 2016 Newsletter


We had a busy summer at CNG,  certifying 112 farms since April. We are pleased to welcome a new Member Services coordinator, Lindsey Jo, and to put new marketing initiatives to the test! Not subscribed to our newsletter yet? Click here to get the Harvest Quarterly delivered to your inbox. 


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Q&A with Aly Miller, Our Marketing and Design Specialist

aly_bikes.pngIf you've called the CNG office in the past couple years, chances are you've talked with Aly Miller. Her efficiency, creativity, and unflagging positivity has been a huge asset to our organization. This spring we promoted her to a new position that takes greater advantage of her writing and creative talents. Read on to find out what keeps Aly going at CNG, and what she's doing with all the fresh CNG produce in her CSA basket!

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6 Reasons Why Fungi are the Coolest

Did you hear the news? Certified Naturally Grown just launched a new mushroom certification program! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up our top 6 favorite fungi facts: 


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Press Release Service for CNG Farmers Launched

11063766_988833597828815_8827349032804556223_n.jpgEarlier this summer, we launched our press release service to help CNG farmers share their stories with the press. 

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Q&A with our New Member Services Coordinator, Lindsey Jo Smith


Meet Lindsey Jo Smith, our newest member of the Certified Naturally Grown staff. Born and raised in South Texas, she comes to us with a huge interest in local food and sustainable farming. Here's an interview between our marketing specialist, Aly Miller, and Lindsey Jo. 

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Spring 2016 Newsletter


We had a busting spring at CNG, including certifying a record-breaking 120 farms in 4 months. We're also pleased to launch two new certifications! Not subscribed to our newsletter yet? Click here to get our quarterly updates. 

We hope your season is off to a great start,


Alice Varon, Executive Director and Aly Miller, Member Services Coordinator

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