NOFA-NY is an organization of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working together to create a sustainable regional food system that's ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and education, they promote land stewardship, organic food production, and local marketing. They bring consumer and farmer together to make high quality food available to all people. Their certification branch, NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC, has been accredited by the USDA National Organic Program since 2002. They operate the largest organic certification agency in New York State and certify in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. In 2015, a 100% grass fed certification also became available to certified organic operations.