Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 Organic Farming

This webpage provides an introduction to New York State organic farming and food and provides some guidance in locating resources available to learn more about organic agriculture and organically produced foods.

Certified Organic Farms in New York State

Organic Production Guides

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has funded the creation of 13 organic production guides for: apples, beans, blueberries, carrots, cole crops (cabbage, kale), cucurbits (melons, squashes, cucumbers), dairy, grapes, lettuces, peas, potatoes, spinach, strawberries and an organic harvest and storage manual. Current editions of the manuals can be found at the NYS Integrated Pest Management website.

Abstract or Article on a Survey of New York State Producers’ Interest in Transition to Organic Production

Organic Certification Fee Reimbursement Program

Organic Farming in New York State

How to Become Certified Organic

  • Certification Regulations
  • Who Must be Certified
  • Organizations Providing Organic Certification Services
  • Organic Certification Fee Reimbursement Program

Marketing Organic Crops

  • Resources for Marketing Organic Products
      Organic Pricing
      Organic Milk Buyers
      Direct Marketing
      Potential National Buyers
      Overseas Markets & Certification Requirements
  • Wholesale Processing Market

Consumer Information

  • Organic Labels
      “100% Organic”
      “Made with Organic Ingredients”
  • Organic Farm Requirements in Brief
  • Organic Farming & Pesticides
  • Organic Milk Production
  • Organic Meat Production
  • National List of Non-Organic Food & Feed Additives & Prohibited Substances
  • Organic Farms that are not Certified Organic
  • Genetically Modified Organisms & Organic Foods
  • Natural Foods are not Necessarily Organic

Finding Organic Food and Farms Near You

  • New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets services
  • Resources for Locating Organic Farms
      Organic Certification Organization Lists
      Regional Farm Listings

Community Supported Agriculture and Organic Farming

  • Is a CSA organic if it isn’t certified organic?
  • Resources for CSAs

Resources for Organic Farming Information