Eligibility

NevadaGrown Local Food Program – Eligibility

Farms

  1. Farms (and restaurant gardens that grow their own produce and/or herbs) must meet the following criteria in order to be approved as a Partner in the NevadaGrown Local Food Program:
    1. The owner of the farm must reside and/or own property or a business in Nevada.
    2. All agricultural products marketed under the NevadaGrown logo must be grown in Nevada.
    3. The Farm must grow or raise the agricultural products that it sells.
    4. NevadaGrown promotional materials including the logo are restricted in use to Partners in good standing.
    5. The Farm must offer the products for sale commercially.
  2. All processed agricultural products marketed under the NevadaGrown logo must contain a minimum of 60% ingredients that are grown in Nevada.
  3. Producers using the NevadaGrown logo must have a current producer’s certificate, nursery license, and/or organic certification from the Nevada Department of Agriculture that confirms Nevada production.
  4. Permission to use the NevadaGrown promotional materials including the logo can be withdrawn for failure to adhere to Program agreement.

Restaurants

  1. Restaurants must meet the following criteria in order to be approved as a Partner in the Local Food Program:
    1. The Restaurant must consistently use one or more featured or primary ingredients that are sourced from a Partner Farm and/or Processor (to “consistently use” means having at least one standard menu item and/or a weekly special throughout the available growing season in which a primary ingredient is from a Partner Farm or Processor), and
    2. Is located in Nevada.
  2. Partner Restaurants will be allowed to use the NevadaGrown logo in ways that promote menu items that include products sourced from Partner Farms and Processors.

NOTE: Restaurants that grow their own produce and/or herbs must additionally submit an application on behalf of their restaurant’s garden as a “Farm” in order to be approved and receive Partner benefits.


Grocers

  1. Grocery Stores (and Cooperative Grocers) must meet the following criteria in order to be approved asa Partner in the Local Food Program:a.
    1. Provide a regular selection of in-season locally-grown and/or locally-crafted products from Partner Farms and/or Processors (a “regular selection” means having products from a Partner Farm or Processor available for purchase throughout the available growing season),and
    2. Be located in Nevada.2. Partner Grocers will be allowed to use the NevadaGrown logo in ways that promote products sourced from Partner Farms and Processors

Food Artisans / Processors

  1. Processors (such as butcher shops, bakeries, and commercial kitchens) must meet the followingcriteria in order to be approved as a NevadaGrown Partner in the Local Food Program:
    1. The business must be located in Nevada.
    2. The business must consistently use one or more featured or primary ingredient in their production that is sourced from a Partner Farm. The use of those ingredients must be featured throughout the available growing season.
    3. Partner Processors will be able to place the NevadaGrown logo on eligible products.

Farmers Markets

  1. Farmers markets must meet the following criteria in order to be approved as a Partner in the NevadaGrown Local Food Program:
    1. The Market must regularly include at least one Partner Farm, and
    2. Must be located in Nevada, and
    3. Fresh produce must be grown by the producer on land he owns, rents, leases or sharecrops and verifiable by a producer’s certificate from a state agency. A producer may sell products for other certified producers if they have a producer’s certificate. Brokers are not permitted.
  2. Partner Markets should encourage their vendor Farms and Processors to apply to become Partners in the NevadaGrown Local Food Program.

About Nevada Grown

NevadaGrown is a nonprofit Nevada corporation whose mission is to foster the success of sustainable agriculture and to encourage healthy eating for Nevada's communities through education, support and promotion.

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