Upcoming Events

October 27
Organic Weed Mgmt

November 2-3
Tractor Course

November 5-7

November 8
Business of Farming

November 10
Organic Pest Management Panel

November 16
Organic Orchard Management: Session 4

November 18
Symphony of the Soil Screening

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Thank you to the Geraldine Dodge Foundation for their longtime support of NOFA-NJ.

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.


Tax Preparation for Farmers Webinar Will Not Be Rescheduled

The Tax Preparation for Farmers webinar originally schedule for Tuesday, October 14th has been canceled with no plans to reschedule. All those who registered will have their registration costs refunded. Thank you.

25th Annual Food & Agriculture Winter Conference Registration is now open! Early Bird discounts available.

Registration is open for our 25th Annual Food & Agriculture Winter Conference this coming January 24-25, 2015. Early Bird discounts are available for both Winter Conference and Pre-Conference registration. Be sure to register early to take advantages of these great deals! More info.

Striking the Balance: Discussion and Networking Event

Join NOFA-NJ at Dolce Basking Ridge on Monday, October 20 for an evening of networking and discussion on a topic with which most farmers struggle: learning to balance the heavy workload of production seasons with our personal needs. The panelists are Paul and Sandy Arnold, of Pleasant Valley Farm; Mike Rassweiler, of North Slope Farm; Linda Geren, of Highview Farm; and Jess Niederer, of Chickadee Creek Farm. Tickets are $10 and the evening includes light refreshments and plenty of time for catching up. More info.

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!