Summer Solstice Barn Dance
Oct. 14 & 15
Tractor Safety & Maintenance
Thank you to the Duke Farms Foundation for their longtime support of NOFA-NJ.
Download the newly created guide, "Leasing Farmland in New Jersey: A Guide for Landowners and Farmers," published by the NJ State Agricultural Development Committee. Use the following link to view and download the guide:
Can what you eat really change the way you feel? Want to eat healthier don't know where to start? Would you like to learn how to prepare and preserve REAL food to maintain nutrient density?
Don't miss the first annual NOFA-NJ Summer Food Symposium, held on June 21st at the Duke Farms Coach Barn! Click here to register today!
Join us on June 25 for a walk through Lima Family Farms' lush pastures! John Lima will give us a tour of their diverse operation, which boasts a multi-species grazing rotation and a newly expanded vegetable operation. More info here.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) is partnering with the Hunterdon County Library to offer a FREE SCREENING of the critically-acclaimed film, Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs, followed by a PANEL DISCUSSION led by Camille Miller, Executive Director, NOFA-NJ. This program will be held at the Hunterdon County Library, 314 Rt. 12, Bldg. # 3, Flemington, NJ on Tuesday, June 25th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
The 2014 Winter Conference T-Shirt Design Contest is now underway! We're looking for a design that captures the 2014 Winter Conference theme: "Organic: A Better Way to Feed Communities". A single winner will be chosen and will receive a complimentary two-day admission to the 2014 Winter Conference. All entires must be submitted by July 15th. More info here.
The NOFA Summer Conference is taking place August 9 -11 in Amherst, MA - expect over 200 workshops on organic farming, gardening, land care, draft animals, homesteading, sustainability, nutrition, food politics, activism and more! Register five or more individuals and receive a special group registration rate. More info here.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a draft Produce Safety Rule that outlines mandatory standards for the production and harvesting of produce. This proposed rule is the first of five rule-makings mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act; it's open for public comment until September! Visit Penn State's summary and the FDA factsheet to learn more about the rule and how to comment.
Ag Consultant and Trainer Shane LaBrake will be training farmers on proper safety and maintenance of small and mid-sized tractors, plus implements, this fall. Join NOFA-NJ on October 14 and 15 (this is a two-day course) for a hands-on, comprehensive workshop that will empower tractor users to operate and maintain their machines more safely and with greater skill and confidence. There are scholarships available for this course, which is being held in Clarksburg, NJ. More info here.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the NOFA-NJ recent Kickstarter campaign a success. Still looking for ways to support NOFA-NJ? Click here.