All of our garlic is Certified Naturally Grown, but just what is Certified Naturally

Grown (CNG)?  We know that many out there are curious as to what the

differences are between CNG and USDA National Organic certifications. 

Both programs require a full commitment in adhering to organic practices.

We've outlined how they are both similar and different to help you

understand each.  You can view our CNG page here!


  • Both CNG and the USDA National Organic programs require a full commitment to robust organic practices. 

  • Both require that farmers not use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms

  • Both require responsible land management including the use of buffer zones to ensure there is no chemical drift from adjoining farms


  • CNG is a private non-profit organization that's not affiliated with the USDA's National Organic Program

  • While the National Organic Program is an important program that primarily serves medium and large-scale agricultural operations, CNG is tailored for direct-market farmers producing food for their local communities

  • Certified Naturally Grown’s certification process is transparent and open to the public. Every CNG producer has a profile on the website. On it you will find the information they submitted in their application, as well as scanned images of their inspection reports and signed declaration