New York State is dedicated to helping New Yorkers enjoy healthy, high-quality food that comes from local farms committed to environmental stewardship. New York State Grown & Certified, a voluntary program for New York State farms to ensure they are conserving natural resources and using farm-safe practices, with audits that verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packaged, and handled as safely as possible to minimize the risks of microbial food safety hazards. By knowing about New York State’s safety and sustainability programs for New York-made products, you can feel better about the food you eat, and where it comes from.
New York is one of the nation’s top producers of fruits and vegetables.
There are nearly 36,000 family farms producing some of the world’s best food.
About 23% of New York State’s land area – or 7 million acres – is farmland.
New York ranks in the Top 10 in 30 commodities – from apples to cabbage to milk.
Safety & Sustainability
New York State is committed to helping New Yorkers enjoy healthy, high-quality food that comes from local, environmentally-responsible farms. This voluntary program for New York State certifies farms protecting natural resources and using safe food handling practices, with audits that verify that products are handled in a manner that minimizes the risks of microbial food safety hazards.
The label that tells a story
These days, there are all kinds of labels in markets and grocery stores, and it’s hard to know what they all mean or which you can trust. Because New York State wants to help shoppers find the best food for their families, we created a program that makes it easy to identify foods you can trust, and that are locally and responsibly grown. Just look for the New York State Grown & Certified seal.
Good for our farms. Good for your family.
Not only does buying New York State Grown & Certified products help support local farms, it helps you put food on your table you can feel good about. Knowing that your products were raised right means knowing that your family is getting the best, right from our own backyard.
Get an inside look at some of New York State’s Grown & Certified farms