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

Events

July 29, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Natick Community Organic Farm , Natick
NOFA/Mass Member - $25 (Walk-In cost, $30) Non-member - $31 (Walk-in cost, $36)

During this mid-summer workshop, Lynda Simkins, Executive Director of Natick Community Organic Farm and long-time organic flower grower, will welcome participants to the farm to learn about all aspects of organic flower production. The workshop will explore harvest and post-harvest of certified organic cut flowers, weed management, marketing and selling, and strategies for season extension. This is fantastic opportunity for those who are just starting or those who would like to transition to organic flower production.

August 14, 2015 (All day) to August 16, 2015 (All day)
Umass, Amherst
TBA

2015 Keynoters confirmed: Consumer activist, Ronnie Cummins & Nutritional Consultant, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

This year’s conference will focus on the theme “Healing the Climate, Healing Ourselves: Regeneration through Microbiology.” 2015’s keynote speakers are Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, medical doctor and nutritional consultant, and Ronnie Cummins, consumer activist and regenerative agriculture advocate.

August 23, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Old Frog Pond Farm , Harvard
NOFA/Mass Member - $25 (Walk-In cost, $30) Non-member - $31 (Walk-in cost, $36)

A sculptor, Linda Hoffman never expected to become an organic apple grower until she moved to a farmhouse in Harvard, Massachusetts with an old orchard. The first time she walked through the orchard, she couldn’t find any fruit. Wild sumac and thorny brambles crawled between the trees, and poison ivy vines snaked around the gnarled trunks. It hadn’t been tended for years. She decided she would bring the trees back and do it organically. With the help of some good mentors, in 2006 Old Frog Pond became the first pick your own certified organic orchard in the state.

March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm, June 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm, September 13, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Brix Bounty Farm , Dartmouth
Entire Series, NOFA/Mass Member - $90 Entire Series, Non-member - $112 Individual Workshop, NOFA/Mass Member - $36 Individual Workshop, Non-member - $45

Learn about profitable, small-scale vegetable production throughout the 2015 growing season at Brix Bounty Farm.  Participants will see and experience how Brix Bounty’s production evolves from early season fertility and plant propagation to mid-season management and fall harvest rhythms.  The wo

September 26, 2015 - 3:30pm to 8:00pm
Many Hands Organic Farm, Barre
$75, pre-registration is required.

Join us for a fall farm dinner at the working farm home of the NOFA/Mass Executive Director and Policy Director, Many Hands Organic Farm (MHOF). Participants will savor a fresh, healthful, organic and uniquely delicious dinner, lovingly grown and prepared by Julie Rawson, Jack Kittredge and the MHOF staff. Enjoy an intimate pre-dinner tour of the MHOF fruit operation - large, small and minor certified organic fruit, led by Julie and Jack.

October 5, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Cricket Creek Farm, Williamstown
NOFA/Mass Member - $75 Non-member - $94

Passionate about purveying profitable pastures? Did you know the answers are right under your feet? Join in on the “grass whispering” with veteran grass farmer and grazing professional Troy Bishopp as he leads participants through the plant-animal-microbe dynamic of managing grazing land. Workshop topics will include practical goal-setting; pasture planning and recordkeeping; measuring grass production and fertility; grazing management techniques; reading the soil surface; improving animal and financial performance; infrastructure concerns: and learning to use pasture systems that reduce stress and fun to use.

November 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
Genesis Battlegreen Run, Lexington
Join medal winning Team NOFA/Mass for our 3rd annual 5/10K Run & 5K Walk in Lexington on November 1st.
January 16, 2016 (All day)
Worcester State University, Worcester
Varies - See registration page.

Join us for our annual one-day conference which features 70 workshops and exhibitors; keynote speeches with Ben Burkett, family farmer and coordinator of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives; children's conference and more.

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