Every day, new folks come to our website to search for local farm fresh food. This helps us to continue to grow our local food system in innovative ways. New farmers’ markets, more young and diversifying farmers, and a strong demand for good tasting, healthy, farm fresh foods have pushed us to the forefront of the local food movement. We are all grateful for the vibrant new energy that every individual offers the quest for more sustainable and resilient farming systems.
If you are involved with food at any point from farm to fork, consider partnering with us as we go forward. Together, we can continue to develop our regional food system in a way that builds on our strong farming heritage and our locally strong markets to bring economic opportunities to local businesses, entrepreneurs, and farmers.
First and foremost, each certified farm and local food business gets a free profile on our local food map and search tool. Our certification program allows you to use the Piedmont Grown brand and logo as part of your marketing efforts. In addition, we are able to share your information with food buyers that contact us directly.
Local Food System Business (Farmers Markets, Restaurants, Caterers, Retail Grocers, Food Distributors, & Workplace Food Service)
Supporting Business / Organizations
– Free 4″ bumper sticker
– Promote development of our local food system
– Periodic newsletter for farmers, consumers and local food businesses
– Support for grant fund applications (as available)
– Piedmont Grown Logo for use on products, website, and social media
– Access to Private Facebook Group for Farmers and Food Businesses
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about certifying your farm, farmers’ market, or local food system business. The Piedmont Grown certification program allows consumers to easily identify farm products grown, raised, or made in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. Our easy annual recertification process will allow us to maintain high standards of integrity to maintain your confidence as well as the trust of consumers.
Take the time to review your current online profile that is viewable through our local food search tool and local food map! Make any needed updates so consumers and food buyers can get the most up to date information about your farm or food business.