Having the seal of Commonwealth Quality on your products conveys freshness, safety and reliability to consumers. It provides an unspoken guarantee that your products are not only Massachusetts-grown, harvested and tended with care, but that your practices adhere to a top-level set of criteria and environmental standards.
You and Commonwealth Quality. Bringing fresh, safe, sustainably produced high-quality products to consumers.
In order to become a member of the program, you must submit an application package. This will be followed by a site visit conducted by a Commonwealth Quality staff. A follow-up site visit will be conducted every year, or every other year, depending on the sector.
This application package includes the following documents:
- Program Registration Form
- Self-Audit Checklist (depending on the sector)
- Trademark Agreement
- Document Checklist
Your business must meet most of the outlined requirements for the products 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 visited 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. Contact us if you are interested. If you have questions or input related to registration materials or Commonwealth Quality in general, please contact us. All registration materials should be sent to:
Commonwealth Quality Program
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02115
Contact us for more information:
Michael Anthony Botelho
Click on the appropriate sector below to download the application package: