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

Winter Conference Media Page


Welcome to the NOFA/Mass Winter Conference, one of the largest annual conferences on organic growing in the Northeast. NOFA, the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter, is a community including farmers, gardeners, landscapers and consumers working to educate members and the general public about the benefits of local organic systems based on complete cycles, natural materials, and minimal waste for the health of individual beings, communities and the living planet. NOFA has regional chapters in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.

About the NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

NOFA/Mass Winter Conference attendees register for a whole day of workshops, a keynote program, over 75 exhibitors and vendors, a children's conference and all organic meals catered by Chartwells, Worcester State University Dining Services. The 2016 Winter Conference offers a diverse line-up of more than 70 workshops, an all-day seminar and keynote by Ben Burkett, Mississippi farmer and cooperative grower.  The whole family is welcome, as children and teens enjoy a workshop line-up catered specifically for them.  Over the years, NOFA/Mass has presented a wide array of thoughtful, engaging and important keynote speakers, including Joel Salatin, Eliot Coleman, Michael Phillips, Jean Jeavons, Karen Washington, Mark Shepard and Greg Judy.

Press Passes

Press Passes are available to members of the media, which include free registration and entrance to all conference workshops, keynote speeches and events. Any member of the media staying for lunch will be requested to purchase conference meals. All media press pass requests should contain Name, Publication/Outlet, Cell Phone*, Address, Special Interview requests for speakers and/or conference organizers.
*Cell phone is necessary to reach PR Director when on-campus, on-site at the conference, and preceding the conference.
For press inquiries, contact Nicole Belanger, NOFA/Mass PR Director:, or call (508) 450-2441.



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