The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

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Membership is not just for farmers.

 

Consumers

"When I buy organic food from local producers, I am helping to support someone in my community and taking care of the land I live on."

- Mindy Harris
Local Foodie

At least three times a day consumers vote with their forks.  Influencing the food system is as simple as eating.  There is little else consumers spend as much time or money on as food. 

At NOFA/Mass we are passionate about helping consumers make informed choices about eating healthy organic produce.  We encourage our members to grow food at home, to shop locally, to support CSA programs, and to become engaged in our statewide and national policy initiatives.  We have lots of workshops and conferences to help support our consumers wherever they fall on the spectrum of organic food advocacy. 

If you want to raise chickens in your suburban backyard, if you need help finding ways of preserving the local harvest so that you can continue to consume local organic produce throughout the year, or if you are looking to cultivate some organic veggies in a community garden near you, we’ve got something for you.   And we also have a whole bunch of like-minded folks who are trying to take chemicals out of the food equation and are committed to improving their communities.

Events Of Interest

September 11, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

As the harvest becomes more bountiful, it is time to think about how to preserve summer in jars. This hands-on workshop will focus on lacto-fermentation including sauerkraut, pickles, dilly beans and salsa, all of which will be made with fresh garden produce. During the workshop, attendees will learn the science and health benefits of lacto-fermentation, a process using beneficial microorganisms to preserve and enhance the nutritional value of vegetables. Everyone will have an opportunity to engage in this hands-on workshop by selecting ingredients, weighing, chopping, mixing, preparing jars and packing them. Learn how to fill your own pantry with delicious and nutritious lacto-fermented vegetables so you can enjoy summer all year long! All participants will come away with a beautiful jar filled with kraut or pickles of their own making.

November 6, 2016 - 10:45am

Join NOFA/Mass for our 4th Annual 5k run/walk “Organic to Nourish Our Soils and Ourselves.” This fun event helps raise money to support our important work!  Together we can create landscapes that restore our environment and feed our communities.  Our goal is 50 fundraisers and $25,000. Want to join us in the effort?  Click on this link to sign up: http://bit.ly/soilsandselves
  Questions?  Contact Allison Beatty-Maynard at amaynard@nofamass.org

January 14, 2017 (All day)

NOFA/MASS 30th Annual Winter Conference

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