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

April 27, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

This hands-on workshop will teach you the techniques necessary to grow edible mushrooms in your landscape, whether a vegetable garden, orchard or ornamental understory. We will discuss and demonstrate companion planting with mushrooms in annual and perennial settings. We'll also explore how to make use of waste materials and neglected spaces through mushroom cultivation. This workshop will primarily focus on Wine Cap, Elm Oyster, and Oyster mushrooms.

April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever wanted to make your own yogurt, but just don’t know where to begin? This class will go over the ins and outs of making yogurt, kefir, and creme fraiche in your own home. Culturing makes dairy easy on the digestive system because the “good” bacteria break down the milk sugar and casein, rendering it much more digestible and pleasant to consume than normal dairy products, particularly those that are pasteurized. Bring your questions along with you!

May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
 Learn how you can protect your family from the dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and join together with other consumers to demand mandatory labeling of GMOs in our food.
 

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