Learn How to Become New York State Grown & Certified
Program participants must meet certification criteria, including participation in:
Produce, dairy and eggs will be included in the initial roll-out, with other commodity groups joining in the coming months.
Producers interested in learning more about how to become New York State Grown & Certified and how to qualify can contact the Department of Agriculture and Markets at 1-800-554-4501, email NYSGrownAndCertified@agriculture.ny.gov, or fill out the form below.
Independent food safety audit program
Participation in New York State Grown & Certified requires engagement in an audit program such as USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Global GAP, Safe Quality Food, or Primus.
- An annual audit certifies that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored as safely as possible to minimize the risk of microbial food safety hazards.
- If a producer participates, or would like to participate, in a food safety audit program that is not listed above, please verify eligibility with the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Apply to become New York State Grown & Certified by filling out one of the below applications.