We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.
Bay State Organic
Baystate Organic Certifiers is a USDA National Organic Program accredited certifying agent that certifies farm operations in the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic United States, and processing operations in the Continental United States. We will certify growers & livestock producers in the following states:
The CT Grown Program was developed in 1986, when the now-familiar green and blue logo was created to identify agricultural products grown in the state. Over the past two decades, the CT Grown Program has blossomed into a multifaceted campaign that promotes these products through a diverse array of avenues in local, regional, national and international markets.
Certified Naturally Grown
Ten thousand farmers worldwide have created alternative organic certification programs, called Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS). These PGS programs are fully committed to recognized organic practices, but they differ from third-party inspector models like the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) in that they minimize paperwork and certification fees, and employ a peer-review inspection process built on local networks. This model is typically a better fit for small-scale producers who sell locally and directly to their customers.
Farm2Chef was born of a common need: To produce great food. We started in 2004, linking over two dozen Maine and New Hampshire growers and producers with three dozen local chefs. Our success that season was part of what would become a national movement.
Our mission is to extend the vision, principles and expertise of organic agriculture to the landscapes where people live their daily lives in the Northeast and beyond. Our Standards for Organic Land Care has been recognized and used across the U.S. as a model for sustainable landscaping practices.