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Late Fall News from Your Grassroots Certification: 33 New CNG Farms & More!

By Suzannah Schneider, Communications Manager and Certification Coordinator

We’re celebrating 33 newly certified farmers and beekeepers joining the CNG community since early September! Check the list below to see if a farmer you know is among them. Plus, our Guide to Exceptional Markets (GEMs) is growing!

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Congratulations to These 33 Newly Certified Farmers and Beekeepers

We are delighted to recognize the producers who have completed all the requirements for CNG certification since early September. They are listed below alphabetically by state and province. 
To find a list of all the Certified Naturally Grown producers in your area, visit our searchable map here.
Know someone who should be listed? Send them this link!

Seeds and Soil Farm, AK
Prairiewood Farm, AR
High Energy Agriculture, AZ
Midtown Microgreens II, AZ
Gorski Apiary, CT
Drunken Cabbage Farm LLC, FL
Goat & Thistle Farm, GA
Green Box Mushrooms, GA
Liberty Tree Farms, GA
Lonely Hearts Club Farm, GA
Sustainable Bioresources, LLC, HI
Tribe Country Farms, IL
Dick’s Organics, IN
Grounded Roots Farm, MI
The Farm on Jennings, MI
Lavender Rhapsody, LLC, MO
Spanish Angel Farms, MO
Alali Farm, MS
Killer Bees Honey, NC
Brinks Hill Farm, NY
Full Lotus Farm, NY
Project EATS, NY
Valley Blooms LLC, OR
Montour Farm Fresh CSA, PA
Woodland Jewel Mushrooms, PA
Fresh Greens Farm, TN
West Glow Farm, TN
On the Acre LLC, TX
Wild Creek Farm, TX
Charis farmstead, VA
Swift Creek Berry Farm and Greenhouse, VA
Vintage Prairie Farm, WI
Honey Berry Haven, BC


Nearly 100 Markets Listed in our Guide to Exceptional Markets (GEMs)

Crescent City Farmers Market in Louisiana, a Tier 2 GEM
We are committed to ongoing efforts that directly support the markets that feature CNG-certified vendors.
Specifically, our Guide to Exceptional Markets (GEMs) lists the markets, coops, and independent grocery stores that recognize and prefer vendors that verify their ecological practices through certification.
We’re proud to promote so many qualified GEMs markets – and with just FIVE more, we will have identified a whopping 100 markets that have at least one CNG vendor and qualify to be listed in our directory!
Will you help us reach 100 GEMs-listed markets?
If your local market has at least one CNG vendor, please recommend it be added to our roster. The perks are plenty!
Just click the button below to #PitchYourMarket!

Power the Peer Inspection Process!

You know as well as we do that farming is a knowledge-intensive occupation, and insights shared by experienced farmers can significantly boost the odds of success. Helping farmers to connect with their equally busy peers is quite challenging – but it is invaluable.
It’s also central to CNG’s peer review certification model.
Your special gift by December 31st will help grow our new Mentorship program to enhance the ease of connecting hard-working farmers with peers for inspections, and the value of those interactions when they happen. 
Plus, a generous donor will match gifts sent by the end of the year!
This means that the very best way to boost farmer success is by becoming a monthly sustainer. Your monthly contribution – of any amount – will also be matched by this generous donor, meaning your first 12 gifts will be doubled!
By way of thanks, we’ll send new monthly sustainers two hand-drawn CNG bandanas, festooned with seasonal roots, oyster mushrooms, seeds, and crisp greens. (Designed by our own talented Aly Miller, of course!)
Or, please make a one-time donation:
Your $25 Gift – Doubles to $50
Your $50 Gift – Doubles to $100 
Your $100 Gift – Doubles to $200
There are more than 700 CNG farmers and beekeepers throughout the US and Canada, and these farms touch innumerable communities, plates, ecosystems, brains, bellies, and hearts.
Let’s join together to support as many Certified Naturally Grown farmers as possible.
Do you know someone who would be interested in contributing to this initiative? Invite them to give at

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