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Why Join the New York State Grown & Certified Program?

New York producers who follow a higher standard of food handling and environmentally responsible practices will gain access to a variety of program benefits.

 

 
Diners at a restaurant that serves New York Grown & Certified produced dining with wine, coffee, and dates in a room filled with topiary and plants as ambiance.

Extensive research shows that a New York State Grown & Certified label builds on the existing positive perception that residents have of NYS produce, with people saying they would buy more (74%), pay more (49%), and favor food bearing this label over food that did not (96%).

A red apple adorned with the New York State Grown & Certified blue and white sealAccess to marketing support and use of the New York State Grown & Certified logo

New York State will fund a comprehensive marketing campaign around New York State Grown & Certified aimed at restaurants, institutional buyers, and retail consumers.

Participants in New York State Grown & Certified will have access to the label, which will promote awareness and highlight producers meeting the program’s standards. Participants will also be featured on the New York State Grown & Certified web page, while promotional materials are designed to encourage program participation among producers, and to educate retail, wholesale, restaurant, and institutional buyers.
A young plant growing out of the ground in Upstate New York that is past the sapling phase prior to blossoming into its final form.

Registration is easy and participation costs nothing

Becoming one of New York State Grown & Certified’s qualifying producers will increase sales due to the resulting demand, while costing your business nothing to participate.

For more information,  or to register as a NYS Grown and Certified Producer contact  AEM District Technician Ian Priestley . 

Who is New York State Grown & Certified for?

New York State Grown & Certified is open to New York producers who adhere to the best practices in safe food handling and environmental stewardship. It is currently available to produce growers who are certified for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and are participating in Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) plans.

Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District
7312 RT 31 Lyons, NY 14489
315-946-7200