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.

Melissa Autilio Fleischut, President and CEO, New York State Restaurant Association

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.

Andrew Rigie, Executive Director, New York City Hospitality Alliance

As a farmer in New York State its 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.

Michael McDonough, Owner, Tongore Brook Farms LLC

Because we are New Yorkers and growing food for New Yorkers, it’s increasingly in demand, with the movement of consumers, to want hyper local food. We have recently had retailers ask us to add the NYS Grown & Certified certification to our labels because they are increasingly hearing from their own shoppers that they want local products.

John Gaus, Founder/CEO of Agbiotics