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

May 6, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

New England is blessed with an excellent climate for growing a wide variety of mushrooms, many of which contain rare nutritional and medicinal value. This hands-on workshop will teach you the techniques necessary to grow edible mushrooms in your landscape, whether it be a backyard, woodlot, or basement. We’ll primarily focus on cultivating lion’s mane and shiitake mushrooms, both renowned for their flavor, medicinal qualities, and ease of cultivation. The skills you’ll practice in this class will empower you to be begin your own mycelial adventures.

July 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

The metropolitan Boston region is home to over 100 species of edible wild plants, some of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts (including common farm and garden weeds like Dandelion, Wild Mustard, Purslane and Lamb’s Quarters). Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author, on an evening ramble in and around Blue Heron Organic Farm in Lincoln to learn about at least two dozen edible species.