West Virginia’s people take a lot of pride in the heritage. Our farmer and producers are no exception – although they certainly are exceptional.
Developed in 1986, West Virginia Grown was designed to market West Virginia grown and made products to consumers. By placing the West Virginia Grown logo on a product, they are assuring buyers that product was grown or processed, with quality ingredients, in the Mountain State.
As local food continues to grow in popularity and consumers turn to healthier, fresher options, branding your products as local will be vital to increasing potential market opportunities. We believe this program is an important component to helping grow and diversify our economy, as well as expand our local food systems throughout West Virginia. Our mission is to convey to the consumer that when they buy a West Virginia Grown product they are putting dollars right back into the communities we all live in.
The branding around this program is simple – West Virginians pride themselves on their heritage and culture. We always rally around one another and never shy away from supporting our great state. That same pride we have tried to emulate through our West Virginia Grown program.
Agriculture has rich roots in the Mountain state, and we believe it will play a vital role to our future.
The 2023 West Virginia Grown Directory
Find your favorite local agricultural products today!
Download the Directory
Download the West Virginia Grown Program Guidelines & Membership Application
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the official agreement with the Farmer Veteran Coalition’s Homegrown By Heroes Mark to produce a merged mark combining WV Grown and the Homegrown By Heroes. This mark certifies farmers and ranchers of all military eras to sell their product as veteran and locally owned and produced. This is a marketing initiative that informs consumers that agricultural products donning the mark were locally produced, grown, or with 50% or greater value-added non-water ingredients within West Virginia by U.S. military veterans. The initiative allows veterans to differentiate their farm and ranch products in the marketplace.
Benefits of using the merged WV Grown and Homegrown By Heroes Mark
How do I get WV Grown Homegrown By Heroes certified?