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


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.

October 10, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Round the Bend Farm, South Dartmouth
NOFA/Mass Member - $25 (Walk-In cost, $30) Non-member - $31 (Walk-in cost, $36)

Learn how to use local vegetables, herbs, and spices to make your own version of kimchi, a traditional Korean method of vegetable fermentation. Use these methods to develop your own signature recipes and eat farm fresh food throughout the winter months!

October 25, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Heifer Farm, Rutland
NOFA/Mass Member - $75 (Walk-in cost, $85), Non-member - $94 (Walk-in cost, $104)

Learn techniques for intensively growing vegetables using organic no-till practices on a commercial scale from Bryan O’Hara, owner and farmer at Tobacco Road Farm in Lebanon, CT. Liz Joseph, Heifer Farm garden manager and host for our workshop, will provide a tour of the Heifer Farm organic gardens where she has implemented intensive no-till vegetable production techniques over the last five years.

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.

November 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Cricket Creek Farm, Williamstown
NOFA/Mass Member - $100 (Walk-In cost, $115) Non-member - $125 (Walk-in cost, $140)

Come see how Cricket Creek Farm makes their award-winning cheese, Maggies Round! Experience the science and art of cheesemaking, demonstrated in the farmstead creamery! This workshop is perfect for home cheesemakers, avid cooks, cheese lovers, food enthusiasts, or anyone looking to witness a fascinating day in the life of a cheesemaker! Bring a friend and enjoy a glimpse into the Cricket Creek creamery! All participant will leave with their own Maggies Round cheese to enjoy at home.

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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