Summer Newsletter - 2014

Posted on August 22, 2014

What do aquaponics, restaurants, and bumper stickers have in common? Check out the summer news from CNG to find out!






Announcing the first ever: CNG Restaurant Week!

BTTR.pngThis September, Certified Naturally Grown will launch Back to the Roots Restaurant Week in cities nationwide. We will feature restaurants that source ingredients from local farms and raise some funds to support the work of Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). Today’s food system is totally out of balance, dominated by big agribusiness, harmful growing methods, and processed foods. To go forward and build a healthy, sustainable food system, we need to go Back to the Roots.  Continue reading at 

Aquaponics Advisory Council

We're delighted to announce the members of CNG's Aquaponics Advisory Council. They are already hard at work helping us gather information, draft standards, and make recommendations to the Board. We feel lucky to have such an amazing team willing to share their wealth of knowledge and experience. 

Cecilia (Cissy) Bowman
Owner/Consultant, Center Valley Organics
Advisory Council member, Farmed Here
President, Hoosier Organic Marketing Education
Clayton, Indiana 

Gina Cavaliero
Co-founder, Aquaponics Association
Co-founder and Manager, Green Acre Aquaponics
Brooksville, Florida

Rebecca Nelson
Co-founder and Co-ower, Nelson and Pade
Author, Aquaponic Food Production
Adjunct Instructor, Univ of Wis - Stevens Point
Montello, Wisconsin 

John Pade
Co-founder and Co-ower, Nelson and Pade
Adjunct Instructor, Univ of Wis - Stevens Point
Montello, Wisconsin

Tawnya Sawyer
Director of Education and Business Development, Colorado Aquaponics
Denver, Colorado 



New Bumper Stickers

bumper.jpgShow your CNG pride with some of our newly-designed bumper stickers! These bright, hand-illustrated stickers are great conversation starters at the market, and the perfect gifts for fans of CNG.  Display them at your market stand, or stick them on your cooler, coffee thermos, bicycle, tractor, and of course, your bumper!  Place your order by sending us your order form or purchasing them in the CNG store.


Voices From the Field

Steel_Wheel.jpgSteel Wheel Farm
Ryan, Karen, and a tractor named Olive are the backbone of Steel Wheel Farm in Falls City, Washington. 

180_Degree_Farm.jpg180 Degree Farm
When their young son was diagnosed with cancer, Scott and Nicole decided they wanted to grow healthy food for their family and their whole community.



Scenic Place Peonies, AK
Rolling Oaks Farm, AL
Green Star Farm, CA
Havana Haven Farm, FL
Grow with the Flow, GA
Montaque's Fresh From The Farm Produce, GA
Global Greens Farm, IA
Fox Run Produce and Education Center, KY
Don's Farm, MS
Honeysuckle Tea House, NC
Golden Promise Apiary, NJ
J&A Farm, NY
Growing Companions Greenhouse, OH
Misty Morning Farms, OR
Super Natural, OR
Taproot Farm, PA
Chelles' Fattoria, PA
The Blauvelt's x 4, TN
Midsommar Farm, VA
Boldbrook Farm, WA
Savory Accents, WI
13 Acres, WI 
Two Cedars, AL
Rocky Comfort Natural Farm, AR
Old Orchard Farm, CO
Ridgeway Farms, GA
Long Cain Farms, GA
Blue Sky Honey, GA
Plow Creek Farm, IL
Narrow Gate Farm, MI
Healthy Harvest Fruits, MT
Humble Cottage Farm, ND
Wild Honey Ranch, NM
Backporch Produce, NY
Pheasantview Family Farm, OH
Wildhare Backyard Farm, OR
Nature's Salads, PA
IMBY MistyHollow, PA
Augusta Acres Farm, PA
Kubena Farms, TX
Garlic of Eden, VA
Royal Farm & Gardens, WA
Koppskrops, WI
Shade's Farm, WV


Hodge Podge Farm, NS
Glory Farm, NS 
Weeds and Etc., ON