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COMMONWEALTH QUALITY SECTORS
Program Participant Information - Application Package
Having the seal of Commonwealth Quality on your lobster instantly conveys the quality and reliability of your products to consumers. It provides an unspoken guarantee that your products are not only Massachusetts-sourced and harvested with care, but that your practices adhere to a top-level set of criteria and environmental standards that are among the world’s best.
Supporting documentation for program participation is provided below. Harvesters who are interested in joining the Commonwealth Quality program should review the information and contact us with any input or questions.
We look forward to helping you communicate the benefits of your local products in a meaningful way!
To apply to become a certified Commonwealth Quality business, you’ll need to review, complete and submit the following registration paperwork.
Sector-specific program requirements for participation are outlined in this document. 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.
Fill out this form with basic information, including business name, address, phone number, etc., and provide details about the products you’d like to register. Don’t forget to attach a check for $50 made out to the “Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association”; this covers your one-time registration fee.
Signing this agreement grants you permission to use the seal of Commonwealth Quality on registered products and in your marketing materials in exchange for following program standards.
If you have any questions or input related to registration materials or Commonwealth Quality program in general, please contact the CQP program coordinator. All registration materials should be sent to:
Commonwealth Quality Program Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Office: (617) 626-1721
Mobile: (508) 985-8751