Farmer's Pledge

Click here to view The Farmer's PledgeTM
Look for the Farmer’s PledgeTM Label!

To help consumers identify the farms they want to support with their food dollars, NOFA-NY established the Farmer’s Pledge. The Farmers Pledge seeks to describe sustainable practices in a document that growers can attest is an accurate description of how they farm.  It serves as a bridge between consumers and farmers who value healthy food, strong local economies, fair working conditions and wages, the humane treatment of animals, and care of the land. 

Currently, more than 100 farmers within New York State have made a commitment to these principles by signing The Farmer’s Pledge. To find Farmer's Pledge farms in your region visit our directory here.


The Benefits in Taking the Farmer's Pledge:

• You will be listed in our Organic and Local Food and Farm Guide, New York States most comprehensive listing of organic and sustainable farms and distributed to more than 15,000 consumers.
• You will be listed on our website directory of sustainable farms.
• You will be provided with a a digital logo and a package in the mail including a laminated 8.5 x 11 black and white Farmer's Pledge official certificate, a color version or the logo with your farm name for you to make copies and distribute at your discretion, and 10 complimentary Farmer's Pledge marketing stickers.
And as often as possible, we will promote the Farmer's Pledge label and Farmer's Pledge farms in our New York Organic News magazine and our month-long Locavore Challenge.

How to Take the Farmer's Pledge:

Fill out the application and make a $70.00 payment online , or contact Sondra at (585) 271-1979 x. 510.
If you would like to be included in the 2014 Food & Farm Guide, please complete the online application by January 31, 2014. Your Pledge will be valid until 12/31/14. In order to continue using the Farmer's Pledge label in your marketing in 2015, you will need to renew your pledge in 2015.
Please note that The Farmer’s PledgeTMis NOT a substitute for organic certification, which is a service whereby a third party scrutinizes a detailed farm plan, inspects the farm, and then has the paper records of the farm reviewed by qualified peers for compliance with the regulations set forth in the USDA National Organic Program (NOP).