Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) is dedicated to supporting organic and sustainable food, farming, and gardening in New Jersey through education, technical assistance, and policy action.
We have scholarships!
Thank you to Kickstarter Campaign donors!
Now's the time to take advantage of scholarships that we're offering to beginning farmers for educational programming! These scholarships can be used for the upcoming Animal Husbandry workshops and the newly announced Tractor Safety & Maintenance workshop, plus more as we develop our 2016 educational calendar. Visit the scholarship page for more details and to apply. Check out the contributor list below!
Check out NJ Land Link!
In partnership with the State Agriculture Development Committee, and with the help of the Rutgers Office of Research Analytics, NOFA-NJ is proud to announce the debut of NJ Land Link, an interactive website that was designed to connect landowners and farmers! The website is a place for advertising land, employment, or partnership opportunities and provides opportunities for users to search postings based on specific criteria. If you are seeking or offering farmland, if you're looking to form a business partnership, if you're seeking or offering farm employment - this website can help you find what you're looking for. Visit NJLandLink.org today! More info.
2015 Members Farm Tours
NOFA-NJ's 2015 Members Farm Tour Programs will begin in May and continue monthly through September. Designed to showcase the diversity of food production on New Jersey's organic and sustainable farms, these tours will provide participants with a unique "behind the scenes" opportunity to have a one-on-one discussion with the farmer and hear first-hand about the farm operation and day-to-day practices. These are exclusive events for NOFA-NJ members to meet their local farmers, to see the seasonal crops in the fields and learn how "traditional" Garden State crops and some "not so traditional" crops are raised and harvested. The Members Farm Tours are open to current NOFA-NJ members at no cost, however space is limited and pre-registration is required for each tour. More information about the participating farms, schedule of tour dates and registration can be found HERE.
New Member Benefit: VeggieTables
|| NOFA-NJ is proud to partner with VeggieTables, a web app that makes organic farm record keeping easier. VeggieTables simplifies the certification and annual inspection processes. It runs on your smart phone, tablet, laptop, and desktop. Create and edit your records offline, and backup your data to the cloud when you have internet access. It also supports syncing across multiple users, task management, and financial reporting. NOFA-NJ members at the farm level or higher can receive a 6 month subscription to VeggieTables for free! More info.
NOFA 30th Anniversary Gala
Join NOFA-NJ in celebrating our 30th anniversary, with special guests Meg and Gary Hirshberg, pioneers in the organic industry, on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The gala will be held at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, in Pennington, NJ, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. More details to follow - save the date!