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

August 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Workshop Overview August 29: In part 2 of this two-part workshop we will explore harvest and post harvest of certified organic cut flowers, weed management, marketing and selling, and strategies for season exten

September 1, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Spend the day with Dr. Christine Jones. Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally-acclaimed agricultural consultant with a specific message regarding sequestration of carbon and humus development through appropriate agricultural practices. According to Dr. Jones, photosynthesis operating at full capacity is the critical element in soil humification. Among the many benefits of high-humus soils are an abundance of soil micro-organisms which manage and make available to the plants a broad range of minerals; more effective water management; and more vibrant plant health through improved plant immunity. Dr. Jones’ work focuses on how to maximize photosynthesis through biological processes. Her message is appropriate for anyone who raises food, for those who focus on conserving our natural resources, and for climate activists.

September 2, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Spend the day with Dr. Christine Jones. Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally-acclaimed agricultural consultant with a specific message regarding sequestration of carbon and humus development through appropriate agricultural practices. According to Dr. Jones, photosynthesis operating at full capacity is the critical element in soil humification. Among the many benefits of high-humus soils are an abundance of soil micro-organisms which manage and make available to the plants a broad range of minerals; more effective water management; and more vibrant plant health through improved plant immunity. Dr. Jones’ work focuses on how to maximize photosynthesis through biological processes. Her message is appropriate for anyone who raises food, for those who focus on conserving our natural resources, and for climate activists.