Commonwealth Quality, a brand designed by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, serves to identify locally sourced products that are grown, harvested and processed right here in Massachusetts using practices that are safe, sustainable and don’t harm the environment.  That’s why Commonwealth Quality-certified growers, producers, harvesters and processors not only meet stringent federal, state and local regulatory requirements, but also employ best management practices and production standards that ensure consumers receive the safest, most wholesome products available.

How to use the CQP Brand

When you become CQP-certified, we will provide you with a unique set of stickers, along with a QR code that will link to a customized datasheet sourced through the CQP website.

The Commonwealth Quality brand is available in several formats to meet the wide variety of certified products. For example, we can provide lobster tags bearing the CQP brand. After becoming certified, you will receive the following materials:



The CQP Style Guide

The Commonwealth Quality Style Guide was developed to allow all CQP-certified businesses to have a uniform style when developing content related to the program.

Click here [Larger than normal file size] to download the complete style guide.

Remember that the Commonwealth Quality Brand is a trademark owned by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Only certified businesses can use and promote the brand. To report any abuse, please contact us immediately.


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