Featured CNG Farms
Farmers & Beekeepers
Nearly 800 farms and apiaries are Certified Naturally Grown. We published a Handbook for Natural Beekeepers to support natural beekeeping practices. Order a Handbook here. Is CNG right for you? Find out on our FAQ page.
Build the Movement!
Join our Growing CNG Campaign by talking with farmers you know about CNG. If they join, the new farmer and you will both get a $15 coupon to use toward marketing materials or fantastic new farming books. Start by printing the coupons below and taking them to the farmers market.
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 small farmers 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 farms don't use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMO seeds, just like organic farms. 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!