Certified Naturally Grown
Certified Naturally Grown is a Grassroots Alternative to the USDA’s National Organic Program meant primarily for small farmers distributing through local channels. The primary difference between Certified Naturally Grown and the USDA Organic program is cost to farmers and paperwork requirements (CNG standards are nearly identical to those of the USDA). The crux of the Certified Naturally Grown program is the farmer-to-farmer inspection approach. All farmers applying to use the label must agree to do at least one inspection of another farm.