Fall Programming: Register today!
We've unrolled more programming than ever - view our Calendar and subscribe to our weekly events email to keep in touch! Coming up this September: Organic Orchard Management, Twilight Meeting at Beach Plum Farm, Pest Exclusion Fencing and Field & Greenhouse Sanitation. October offers Tax Preparation for Farmers, Organic Weed Management and more. Plus, movie screenings, panel discussions and classes for the non-farmer! Registration is now open, but act quickly as there are a limited number of spots!
Harvest Dinner Tickets - online sales end 9/30!
Join us on October 5, 2014 to celebrate the season with local food, wines, beer, desserts, drinks from the great Garden State! We are putting together a wonderful event, held in the historic Duke Farms Coach Barn, this fall and can't wait to see you there! Tickets are on-sale now - register before September 30 to take advantage of the online early sales discount! More info here
NOFA-NJ Offering Cranberry Harvest Tour
Join NOFA-NJ and 5th generation cranberry growers, Joe Darlington and Brenda Conner on Monday, October 20th for an up close and personal "Cranberry Harvest Tour". After viewing "Get the Scoop", a video introduction to the history of the cranberry industry, you'll board a specially designed bus, where every seat is a window seat, for a tour down the sandy roads and narrow dams surrounding the cranberry bogs. At the end of the trip enjoy a walking audio tour of Whitesbog Village and conclude with a discussion session with Brenda. More info here
November 2 - 8: Farmer Education Week
We have an intensive week planned with three farm skills training workshops running from November 2 through November 8: Tractor Safety and Maintenance, on November 2 & 3; Skills-Scale-Sustainability, a small farm design course, from November 5 to November 7; and Business of Farming, a full-day business training that covers office management and efficiency. We are excited to welcome Shane LaBrake, Tractor Safety and Maintenance and Skills-Scale-Sustainability instructor, and Richard Wiswall, Business of Farming instructor for these courses. There are limited spots available - register today!
Check out the Incubator Farm!
NOFA-NJ has the only Incubator Farm Program in the state - a land access program that provides new farmers with a low-risk environment to test their business plan! We are currently accepting applications from farmers with two years of experience, a business vision and a commitment to the principles of the organic farming movement. Interested in learning more? Contact the office for details, check out the Incubator Program webpage and visit us at the 2014 Open House!