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

Farm Systems for Harvesting Food Every Season

Saturday, 16 March 2013 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Simple Gifts Farm
1089 North Pleasant Street
North Amherst, MA

$25 NOFA members; $30 non-members

Click here to download and print registration form.

Or Sign up Online

This workshop has been re-scheduled from Feb 9

Simple Gifts Farm systems are designed to provide different options for harvesting food all year round. These include movable greenhouses for winter greens production, low-level heat from solar-hot water system, caterpillar tunnels to extend late crop harvest, and low-tech low tunnels for late planting followed by early spring harvest. This workshop will cover methods for seeding and harvesting, storage facilities, and methods for winter roots.

Instructor: Jeremy Barker-PlotkinJeremy Barker-Plotkin is co-owner and veggie manager of Simple Gifts Farm. He grows greens and other crops through the winter and spring to extend the sales season and provide year-round employment for farm staff.

This is one in a series of workshops on winter growing. To view additional offerings, click here.
Workshops will be held partly outside, partly indoors, and partly in the greenhouse. Be prepared for cold temperatures, and dress in layers. Bring a camera, notebook, warm clothes, snacks for yourself, and boots that can get wet.
Registration Details
  • The cost of all workshops is $30, with discounts for NOFA membership ($5) and early registration (14 days before the workshop) ($5).
  • Pre-registration is required unless arranged by phone with the organizer, Ben Grosscup, cell: 413-658-5374.
  • Cancellations will be honored and refunds issued (except $8 processing fee) with notice made within 10 or more days of the workshop. After that, you may designate someone else to attend in your stead, but refunds will not be available.
  • Carpooling is encouraged, and on your registration form, you’ll have the opportunity to be connected with other registrants in your local area who also want to carpool to the workshop.
  • For more information, contact Ben Grosscup, Education Events Coordinator, at or 413-658-5374.


Become a Member

Donate to NOFA/Mass

Subcribe to the Newsletter