Certified Naturally Grown in the News

Press Contact
Alice Varon, Executive Director
845-687-2058 or alice@naturallygrown.org

Mother Earth News, April/May 2015 
Certified Naturally Grown: An Alternative to Certified Organic 

Sandhills Naturally, Guide to Healty Living in the Sandhills Area (NC)
Certified Naturally Grown, The Grassroots Alternative to Organic

SmartBlog on Food & Beverage, April 29, 2015
How Small Farmers are Creating an Organic Community

Rodale News, April 2015
Useful (and Useless) Labels in Your Grocery Store

Organic Authority, April 1, 2015 
Is Certified Naturally Grown Just as Good as Organic? 

EcoWatch, March 20, 2015 
Certified Naturally Grown: A New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, non-GMO Food 

Civil Eats, February 2015 
Alternative Produce Labels: Faux Organic or Just as Good? 

Acres USA, January 2015 
Certified Naturally Grown, Grassroots Alternative to USDA Organi

Civil Eats, December 11, 2014 
Seasons Greening: How Christmas Tree Farmers are Cutting Down on Pesticides 

The Dr. Oz Show, December 9, 2014 (video)
CNG is heralded on national television as one of the few meaningful labels you can rely on  

Lancaster Farming, December 6, 2014 
FSMA Rules Hazy on Farm, Facility Distinction 

IndyStar, August 22, 2014 
Organic Alternative? Small Farming Without Bureaucracy 

The Atlantic Citylab August 13, 2014
For Many Small Farmers, Being Certified "Organic" Isn't Worth the Trouble 

Concord Monitor, August 4, 2014 
For some small farmers in New Hampshire, Certified Naturally Grown makes more sense 

Central Penn Business Journal, May 2, 2014
Organic farmers turn from federal program

North Country Public Radio, November 15, 2013 
Certified Naturally Grown: An Organic Alternative

Eat Drink Explore radio interview, August 29, 2013 
Organic Alternative: Certified Naturally Grown 

Associated Press (AP) August 17, 2013 (This story ran in dozens of papers nationwide.)
Alternative to Organic, Certified Naturally Grown adopted by more than 700 farms in 47 states 

WTOP, August 16, 2013 
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: Small Farmers Turn to Organic Alternatives

Edible Buffalo, Issue 23/Summer 2013 (cover)
What's in a name? Making sense of labels 

Hobby Farms Magazing, July/August 2013
Holistic Beekeeping  

Grit Magazine, May/June 2013
The Truth about Certified Naturally Grown 

New York Times, 9/9/12
More Choice, and More Confusion, in Quest for Healthy Eating 

The Dirt, Quarterly Newsletter of Georgia Organics, Summer 2012 
There's a New Certification in Town 

Country World, 6/11/12 
'Natural' food finds place in market 

North Jersey Media, 6/26/11 
What Defines Organic? 

Kalamazoo Gazette, 4/25/11
Some Southwest Michigan farmers choosing to forgo organic label, but not the process 

Olean Times Herald, 10/27/08
Some local farmers opt for organic products, minus the label and fee 

The Valley Table, Oct - Nov 2008
Interview with Congressman Maurice Hinchey, who cites the growing market for Certified Naturally Grown products in a list of positive trends 

Cleveland Plain Dealer, 9/23/08
The meaning behind "organic" and "naturally grown" labels

Reuters, 9/17/07
The dirt on peaches 

USA Today, 4/25/07
Small farms challenged by federal organic rules

Delaware News Journal, 4/16/07
Going organic can be a challenge 

NewFarm.org, 4/07
Dear New Farm, Reader Mail 

Orion magazine, Jan - Feb 2007
Homegrown standards, an attractive alternative to national organic certification 

Organic Producer, 12/26/06
Certified Naturally Grown, the national grassroots alternative to USDA organic certification 

Times Herald-Record, 7/31/06
Organic farmer sows wisdom 

The following stories are not available online, but you may find them in your stack of really old magazines.

Fruit Grower News, Oct. 2009 & Vegetable Grower News, Nov. 2009, "Alternative to organic label' gets more use"
The Heirloom Gardener, Winter 2007/2008, "Certified Naturally Grown"
Acres USA 2006, "A Profile of the Certified Naturally Grown Program"
Delaware News Journal, 5/21/07, "Delmar family feels 'natural' is the only way to grow"