Donate to NOFA-NJ Kickstarter to Raise Money for Beginning Farmer Scholarships!
Growing New Organic Farmers is a Kickstarter Staff Pick!
NOFA-NJ just launched their 30-day Kickstarter campaign, "Growing New Organic Farmers" to raise $20,000 for beginning farmer scholarships to increase beginning farmer's access to education and training! It's no secret there aren't enough sustainable and organic farmers in NJ. Most CSAs have wait-lists! Help increase the number of organic farmers in the Garden State by affording them the opportunity to get the skills and training they need to succeed. We need to raise at least $20,000 by May 14th or we don't get anything! Make your pledge today and be a part of growing new organic farmers in the Garden State! All the money goes directly to benefiting beginning farmers. Click here.
Twilight Meeting Schedule is Up!
Twilight Meetings have been a staple NOFA-NJ offering for over a decade - join us for the 2015 schedule and meet farmers from Beach Plum Farm, in Cape May, Hand Picked Farm, in Flemington, and City Green, in Clifton. Tour the farm and meeting some exciting people from the organic food community. More info.
One-Day Permaculture Design Course: June 13
Join NOFA-NJ and Sean Walsh, AppleSeed NJ permaculture designer, ecological landscaper, and teacher for this day-long interactive introduction to the abundant world of Permaculture. You will gain a basic understanding of permaculture, useful strategies and techniques for applying permaculture in your life. Permaculture, a combination of the words permanent and agriculture, offers a unique approach to sustainable farming, gardening and living. Learn how to turn “problems” into opportunities, and "wastes" into resources. 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.
Shop online? Make us your charity!
NOFA-NJ is now registered to receive donations through the AmazonSmile program - it's never been easier to support the organic food and farming movement in New Jersey while shopping online! Visit smile.amazon.com and select "Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey" as your charity - the AmazonSmile Foundation will automatically donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items to us. Quick and easy - just make sure you're using the special smile.amazon.com site for your online shopping!