We have news about our new membership campaign, our partnership with FarmSpread, our first business allies, and perks for market managers who refer farmers to CNG.
Congratulations to Our Newly Certified Members:
We are delighted to recognize the 52 farmers and beekeepers who have completed all the requirements for CNG certification since mid-November. They are listed below alphabetically by state and province.
Arkansabi Farms, AR
Valley Farms Naturally Grown, ME
Our Goal: 200 New CNG Applications by April 15th
Welcome Charter Business Allies!
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Business Allies program, which will enable us to recognize the businesses who support our work financially and by helping us reach new audiences. Find out how to become a Business Ally here.
Welcome to our Charter Business Allies!
Partnership with Farmspread Promotes CNG Farms
We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Farmspread, a comprehensive farmers market management platform, which will enable farmers to feature their Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) status on their vendor profile page. Farmspread was created to promote direct sales of farm and artisan products while supporting the expansion of alternative food distribution channels such as farmers markets. This new partnership between CNG and Farmspread promises to boost the online presence of CNG producers who choose to participate, and introduce our certification program to many new local food enthusiasts, and the farmers who feed them.
Free Sign for Markets that Recognize CNG Producers
Our Markets Directory features farmers markets and food co-ops that recognize and prefer Certified Naturally Grown farmers. More than a dozen listings have been added since November.
To dig deeper, check out our blog post profiling Farmers Markets that Require High Standards with Certification and one featuring Co-ops and Grocers that Prefer CNG.