Late Summer News from Your Grassroots Certification: 64 New CNG Farms & More!

Posted on September 06, 2019

By Suzannah Schneider, Communications Manager and Certification Coordinator
Certified Naturally Grown

We're holding onto the last days of summer here at Certified Naturally Grown, and celebrating 64 newly certified farmers and beekeepers joining the CNG community this growing season! Check the list below to see if a farmer you know is among them. Plus, we have a new opportunity to get involved with the CNG inspection process.

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Congratulations to These 64 Newly Certified Farmers and Beekeepers

We are delighted to recognize the producers who have completed all the requirements for CNG certification since early May. They are listed below alphabetically by state and province. 

To find a list of all the Certified Naturally Grown producers in your area, visit our searchable map here.

Know someone who should be listed? Send them this link!

Sitka Local Foods Network/St. Peter's Fellowship Farm, AK
Wilderness Earth Farm, AK
Wilderness Greenhouse, AK
Baxters Apiary, AR
Blue Mountain Vegetable Farm, AR
Rosehill Homestead, AR
Sweden Creek Farm, AR
Pine Creek Lavender Farm, AZ
Fair Curve Farm, CA
Cooper orchards, CO
O.R. Ganics Farm Stand, CT
Dennisbackyardgardens, FL
Kassie Boca backyard garden, FL
City Slicka Micro Farm, LLC, FL
BFE Homestead, GA
Cosmos Farm, GA
Kettle Creek Acres, GA
Potlikker Farm, GA
Team Freeze Bzzzy Bees, GA
Tumble Tree Farm, GA
Dayempur Farm, IL
SLONG GARLIC FARM, IL
Hopeful Farms, IN
Autumn Shade Farm, KY
Lavender In Bloom, KY
Grow Dat Youth Farm, LA
Micro Pharms, LA
Dodo Farms, MD
Plow and Stars Farm, MD
Indigo Lavender Farms, MI
Lavender Hill Farm, MI
Still Point Farm, MI

Foxglove Flower Farm, MT
Backyard Sprouts, NC
Adam's Acres, NE
Thin Place Farm. LLC, NJ
Black Creek Farm, NY
McCollum Orchards LLC, NY
Stoneledge Edibles, NY
Cawsome Crops, OH
Sunset Ridge Lavender Farm, LLC, OH
Rainbow Beavers Farm, OK
The Looney Farm, OK
Dripline Farms, ON
Grand River Gardens, ON
Hillsview Farms, ON
Daily Blessings Farm LLC, OR
Elkton Community Education Center, OR
The Green Seed Nursery, OR
Allegheny College Carr Hall Garden, PA
Branch Valley Farm Apiary, PA
Making Roots Farm, PA
Vegetable Power Farm, PA
Pig & Leaf, TN
Lake Lea Farm, TX
Creative Seeds Farm, VA
Mountain Air Farm, VA
ShireFolk Farm, VA
Thornfield Farm, VA
Lavender Essentials of Vermont, VT
Happy Gnome Market Garden, WA
Silver Seeds Farm, WA
Ten Fold Farm, WA
Village Farmstead, WI

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Including Community Stakeholders at Inspections

Community members now have the option to observe a CNG farm’s annual inspection, and be an official part of the certification process!This new effort has many benefits:

  • Farmers develop stronger ties with the community
  • Observers gain rare behind-the-scenes view of a farm
  • Farmers have flexibility with the "No repeat inspectors" rule
  • Observers witness discussions among knowledgeable farmers

Everyone can get involved, including folks like farmers market managers, teachers, faith leaders, postmasters, pitmasters, and just about anyone in between!

We are prioritizing GEMs markets in our outreach and matchmaking efforts.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity!

Register your interest!

Click here to learn much more about this new aspect of our certification!

Do you know someone who would enjoy observing a CNG inspection? Invite them to register their interest at cngfarming.org/observer

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A Warm Welcome to 10 New Business Allies!

We're proud to announce that ten like-minded businesses have signed on as Business Allies since the beginning of May. We're grateful for their support, which helps keep Certified Naturally Grown affordable for CNG farmers and beekeepers.

You can learn more about their work by clicking on the links below:

Agriculture Solutions, Inc. (AGSOL)
Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers
Edible Communities
Farm Brigge
Farmers Friend
Reedy Fork Organic Farm & Feed Mill
SimpleHerbals
Southland Organics
Terramera
True Leaf Seed Market Company

If you or someone you know represents a company that serves the sustainable agriculture community, we hope you'll consider joining these excellent Allies.

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