Offering many organically certifiable farm, garden, and lawn care products at “bulk” prices, while also supporting NOFA. Happy ordering, and thank you for supporting NOFA.
I have been in touch with you over the past year or so as many of us have worried over and cared for Jerry Brunetti. About a year ago a cancer that had plagued him 15 years ago, and that he had put at bay, re-consumed his body. On December 20, right before his 64th birthday, Jerry passed from this world. We all have an impact in our world, but it seems that some of us leave a bigger mark.
We’ve heard from you that you want to connect with other NOFA/Mass members in your area in a casual way. To that end, we are organizing two gatherings to help you meet others who share your love of gardening, homesteading, farming, the earth, interest in affecting policy change… and need to connect with other like-minded folks. One gathering will be in the Worcester area and we need your help deciding on the other region.
The raw milk economy is an exciting one in Massachusetts, and around the country. In Massachusetts we have 29 raw milk dairy farms that are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture and Resources (MDAR) to sell milk to the public. These farms are inspected monthly by an MDAR inspector, who takes a milk sample for testing. The results of this test must show that the bacterial counts in the milk are below the permitted counts that pasteurized milk must have, after pasteurization. Raw milk has to be squeaky clean from the start.