Hot Off The Press: Our Fresh Newsletter About Certified Naturally Grown Farmers

Posted on September 10, 2019

By Suzannah Schneider, Communications Manager and Certification Coordinator

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We're proud to announce we just mailed our latest issue of Growing Above and Beyond, our new publication to help tell the incredible inside stories of CNG farmers and their communities. Read on for a sneak peek of the articles, and learn how to snag your very own copy.

Our print newsletter is exclusively for folks who have donated to Certified Naturally Grown in recent years, and features behind-the-scenes stories about member farmers and beekeepers.

In this issue, you'll read about how Hector Tejada discovered his career as a farmer in New York after years of training as a graphic designer. You'll also learn about Ward Vegetable's inclusive inspections in Michigan, where a soil conservation technician, a garden club member, a CSA member, and a chef have all observed the farm's annual inspection over the last few years. Plus, you'll be inspired this back to school season by The Painted Turtle Farm's use of food and farming to partner Gettsyburg College with its neighbors.

Gettsyburg College students and neighbors discover new skills together at this campus-community farm VA

This edition highlights our new Community Observers initiative, and the farmers who have taken part in it so far. Plus, there's an invaluable tip from 3 Porch Farm in Georgia. Even if you're not a farmer, you'll want to read their seasoned advice.

Are you curious to learn the full story? It's not too late to get your copy!

To be eligible to receive Growing Above and Beyond...

- Become a monthly dues sustainer, or
- Pay dues of more than the $150 bare minimum, or 
- Join as a Business Ally
- Become a Friend of CNG, often with a gift to our Grassroots or Growing CNG Funds. We're proud of our new publication, and we look forward to sending a fresh copy to your mailbox! For any questions about your issue, don't hesitate to reach out to