Certified Greenhouse Farmers

  • Overview
  • Benefits of Certification
  • Eligibility
  • Certification Scope
  • Why Work With NSF?

Certification to the Certified Greenhouse Farmers (CGF) standard recognizes that a greenhouse grower is implementing best practices for resource use, environmental protection, product integrity, traceability and food safety. The CGF standard was specifically created to guide and verify hydroponic greenhouse farmers’ unique production methods. NSF International is proud to be recognized as the preferred certifier for the Certified Greenhouse Farmers standard. This audit can be combined with GFSI food safety, organic or other inspections to save greenhouse producers time and money.

Contact us at agriculture@nsf.org to learn more.

Benefits of Certification

Certification to this standard allows you to:

  • Label products with the prestigious CGF logo
  • Showcase your sustainability and quality achievements to consumers, employees and stakeholders
  • Gain a competitive edge with retail and food service buyers
  • Achieve production costs savings and efficiencies to improve your bottom line
  • Manage risks via best management practices and food safety

Eligibility

To become eligible for the Certified Greenhouse certification, you must:

  • Become a member of the Certified Greenhouse Farmers association
  • Meet the definition of “greenhouse” as defined by Certified Greenhouse Farmers
  • Successfully complete a GFSI food audit and successfully address all corrective actions

Certification Scope

The Certified Greenhouse Farmers certification encompasses the following areas:

  • Structural and environmental controls
  • Water resource management
  • Integrated pest management
  • Plant nutrition management
  • Ecosystem management
  • Integrated waste management
  • Product quality management
  • Traceability and identity preservation
  • Food safety to GFSI benchmarked standards

Why Work With NSF?

NSF International is proud to be recognized as the preferred certifier for the Certified Greenhouse Farmers standard. With decades of agricultural experience and the capacity to perform tens of thousands of audits every year, we are the ideal partner for your Certified Greenhouse certification. Plus, NSF can bundle your audit with GFSI food safety, organic or other inspections to save you time and money.

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  • NSF International’s professionalism and expertise have made working with them a smooth, stress-free experience! Their guidance and support have been invaluable and I know I can depend on them for excellent service every time.Pagan Anixa, Food Safety Manager
    Leroy Smith, USA
  • NSF International’s knowledge and attentiveness to the changing food safety environment and our customers’ needs have played an integral part in our ability to stay ahead of GFSI’s complex requirements and keep our customers happy.Stephanie Hilton, Consultant
    Santa Cruz Berry Farming

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