A. Gurda Produce is now New York State Grown & Certified. About the Program: New York State Grown & Certified is the first statewide, multi-faceted food certification program designed to strengthen consumer confidence in New York products, address food product labeling, and assist New York farmers so they can take advantage of the growing market demand for foods locally grown and produced to a higher standard. Read more, click here.
New York State is committed to helping New Yorkers enjoy healthy, high-quality food that comes from local, environmentally-responsible farms. This voluntary program for New York State certifies farms protecting natural resources and using safe food handling practices, with audits that verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packaged and handled in a manner than minimizes the risks of microbial food safety hazards.
These days, there are all kinds of labels in markets and grocery stores, and it’s hard to know what they all mean or which you can trust. Because New York State wants to help shoppers find the best food for their families, we created a program that makes it easy to identify foods you can trust, and that are locally and responsibly grown. Just look for the New York State Grown & Certified seal.
Buying New York State Grown & Certified products not only helps support local farms, but it also helps you put food on your table you can feel good about. Knowing your fruit and vegetables were grown right and your dairy products were produced to a higher standard means knowing your family is getting the best.