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Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) offers peer-review certification to farmers and beekeepers producing food, flowers, and fiber for their local communities by working in harmony with nature, without relying on synthetic chemicals or GMOs.

Our standards are based on the highest ideals of the organic movement. Our approach is based on transparency, direct relationships and a firm belief in our ability to create something uniquely valuable by working together.

Liz Visser of Owl's Nest Farm, MD

It’s both educational and comforting to have access through CNG to the wisdom of farmers with similar concerns and growing conditions.

Liz - Owl's Nest Farm
Chad and Xenia of Hole in the Woods Farm, IN

One year, our alpaca pasture flooded and then we spent the summer battling the Colorado potato beetle. Thanks to advice from a fellow farmer during our inspection, our yield was actually quite high that year and we were able to recover. Being CNG is the most amazing professional development!

Chad and Xenia - Hole in the Woods Farm
Liz Visser of Blandford Nature Center Farm, MI

I enjoy being CNG certified because it provides accountability to my CSA members and market customers for my growing practices.  I appreciate the peer review system, because I feel connected to a community of small scale, sustainable farmers across the country!

Liz Visser - Blandford Nature Center Farm
Ed of Tiny Bridge Farm, NC

It’s more than how we label our products or how we grow vegetables, we really value meeting and learning from other growers. We grow our community through the farmer-to-farmer peer certification process.

Ed Graves - Tiny Bridge Farm

Upcoming Events

April 24

Farmer Meetup: Lavender

Lavender growers are on the rise in North America and in CNG! Producers of this lovely herb and cut flower…

May 22

Farmer Meetup: Summer Hoophouse Production

Hoophouses have become the norm in produce farms all over and are an invaluable season extension tool. Despite the myriad…

June 17

Farmer Meetup: Cut Flowers

Cut flowers growers are taking the farming world by a storm—building successful businesses on super small acreages, growing tricky crops…

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The Five Roles of a Stellar Peer Inspector

Inspecting other farms is arguably the most unique part of being a CNG farmer. The opportunity to walk around a…

Application 101

Farms choose CNG certification for all kinds of reasons. Some are required to have certification to sell at their farmers…

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