The Farmer's Pledge is a commitment by farmers to farming that assures healthy food, strong local economies, fair working conditions and wages, humane treatment of animals, and care of the land. To further enable consumers to identify the farms they want to support with their food dollars, NOFA-NY has established The Farmer’s Pledge™, a separate and distinct program from USDA Certified Organic. This Pledge is based on the integrity of the farmer. It serves as a bridge between consumers and farmers alike to better know the agriculturists who work hard to create healthy communities, local food security and food sovereignty.
A Farmer’s Pledge certificate displayed at a farm market stand shows customers a farmer's commitment to responsible growing and a willingness to be transparent to their community. It shows that a farmer takes an environmentally responsible, ecologically sound, holistic approach to farming. This is a wonderful program for farms transitioning to certified organic, small start up farms, and farms that are already certified organic.
This is a great program for farms transitioning to certified organic, small start-up farms, and farms that are already certified organic. The Farmer’s Pledge program does not take the place of organic certification; we encourage farms to ultimately engage in both programs.
The Farmer’s Pledge cost is $120, which includes NOFA-NY Membership. Both certified organic and sustainable farms may sign the pledge. Farmer’s Pledge farms are:
Click "Register" to apply for the Farmer's Pledge. If you need a hard copy application, please contact Paul at (585) 271-1979 x520 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please complete your application by March 15, 2017 to be included in the 2017 print Food and Farm Guide.
For more information about NOFA-NY, please visit our website at nofany.org.
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