Shave_resizeHaving the seal of Commonwealth Quality on your products conveys an unspoken guarantee to consumers that your products are Massachusetts-grown, harvested and produced with a commitment to environmental sustainability.

At Commonwealth Quality we know that your business depends on employees committed to producing the highest quality forest products. Your work provides families and businesses around Massachusetts with sustainable forest products for the enjoyment of generations to come.

Becoming a certified Commonwealth Quality business gives you the recognition you deserve as leader of environmental responsibility and small business viability.

By enrolling your business you gain access to:

  • -Brand Recognition

  • -Marketing Assistance

  • -Promotional outreach


So you can spend more time harvesting, producing and selling
the products you know best.

Application Process

To apply to become a certified Commonwealth Quality business, you’ll need to download, review, complete and submit the CQP Application Package.

Click Here for Application Package

This application package includes the following documents
- Program/Product Registration Form
- Exhibit B
- Trademark Agreement
- Document Checklist
Your business must meet all of the outlined requirements for those product lines it wishes to sell under the CQP label. By signing the accompanying certification form, you agree to comply with program standards.
After signing up to become certified for CQP, your facility will be periodically audited to ensure that the Program Requirements are being followed.
To sign up for an audit, please click here.

If your facility does not yet meet CQP requirements, there are resources available. If you are interested, please contact the CQP office at 617-626-1721.
If you have questions or input related to registration materials or Commonwealth Quality in general, please contact the CQP program coordinator. All registration materials should be sent to:

Commonwealth Quality Program
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02115