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.
Our "Growing New Organic Farmers" Kickstarter Campaign was successfully funded!
NOFA-NJ just finished our 30-day Kickstarter campaign, "Growing New Organic Farmers" and, through your generosity, raised $20,000 for beginning farmer scholarships! With your help, we will increase beginning farmer's access to education and training! It's no secret there aren't enough sustainable and organic farmers in NJ. You have helped to 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. Check out the contributor list below!
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, 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.
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 Summer Conference
August 14-16th, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Join the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) for three days with 144 workshops on farming, gardening, nutrition, land care, food politics and much more. The conference is fun for the whole family with 100+ exhibitors, contra dance, country fair, organic meals, in-depth preconferences, and children and teens conferences. Budget conscious accommodations are available, including camping and dorms. Group registration discounts and limited scholarships and work exchange opportunities are available. This year’s keynote speakers are Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a medical doctor and nutritional consultant, and Ronnie Cummins, a consumer activist and regenerative agriculture advocate. Registration opens on April 15 with early bird pricing through July 17.
Find out more at www.nofasummerconference.org