NYS Grown & Certified
The Label Tells a Story
New York State’s agriculture industry is one of our great assets. Keeping it growing and thriving is one of the most important things we can do - and the New York State Grown & Certified program helps us do just that.
Launched in 2016, the New York State Grown & Certified program assures consumers that the food they are buying is local and produced to a higher standard by requiring participating producers to adopt food safety standards and enroll in an environmental management program. Since the program began, New York State Grown & Certified has grown and evolved to cover 20 agricultural commodities and processing industries. This voluntary program is a cooperative effort among producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, restaurants, and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to meet consumer demand for high-quality food and agricultural products.
Information for Shoppers, Producers, and Buyers Get Involved
When you see products with the New York State Grown & Certified seal, you can be sure that they come from a local farm that adheres to high food safety standards and environmentally responsible practices.
Participating in New York State Grown & Certified tells consumers that you adhere to a higher standard for food safety and environmental stewardship, making consumers more likely to purchase your products.
Meet your customers’ growing demand for foods that are locally grown and produced to a higher standard. Whether you are a grocery retailer or a restaurant, it’s easy to connect with New York State Grown & Certified growers and producers.
"The New York State Restaurant Association proudly supports New York State's new initiative—New York State Grown & Certified—so consumers can feel more confident about what they eat and where they are eating, and to provide a real benefit to New York State’s food industry."
"New York City restaurants demand incredible, locally grown ingredients. With the New York State Grown & Certified program they can be confident that the products they purchase and serve are locally grown and produced to a higher standard."
"As a farmer in New York State it's really, really wonderful to be part of the NYS Grown & Certified program. As a member of the NYS Grown & Certified family, one of the things we’re most concerned about is getting the best – the best soil, the best seeds, the best practices – to you and your family, delivering the most quality nutrition we can."