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More than 700 farms and apiaries are Certified Naturally Grown. They're producing food for local communities without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or GMO crops. Is CNG right for you? Find out on our FAQ page.

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We all have a role to play in changing our food system. Please join the farmers and beekeepers at the heart of the movement and become a Friend of CNG. We're also hiring a part-time Member Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY.

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Who We Are

Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) is a non-profit organization offering certification tailored for small-scale, direct-market farmers and beekeepers using natural methods. 

CNG was born of a commitment to healthy food and healthy soils, and grew out of the belief that we could create something uniquely valuable to family farms and the communities they feed. CNG was founded when the National Organic Program (NOP) took effect in 2002. 

Our certification model encourages collaboration, transparency, and community involvement. Our programs are based on the highest ideals of organic farming, and the requirements are reasonable. Many farmers find the peer-review inspection process a valuable learning experience.

CNG producers don't use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMO seeds, just like organic farmers. Certified Naturally Grown is an independent program not affiliated with the NOP.

CNG is nationally recognized and endorsed, and it thrives because of enormous volunteer efforts and the commitment of the people who participate. Please join the farmers and beekeepers at the heart of the movement! 

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