Recently we have received calls and emails from people concerned that we are sponsoring an on-farm workshop on how to slaughter and butcher a pig. We would like to offer our thoughts on this topic and explain how such education events are appropriate and valuable.
The three-day NOFA Summer Conference comes to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on August 14-16! With 150+ workshops on farming, gardening, nutrition, land care, food politics, and more as well as special workshops for teens and children, the Summer Conference has a little something for everyone.
A transition to organic certification is an important decision for any farmer, regardless of the size and type of farm. There is no one size fits all recipe for organic farming. Even within a certain area of food production, or a specific crop, there is no blueprint, but there are some overarching concepts that are relevant regardless of the specifics of each farm. Ultimately, the decision whether or not to transition to organic production, or certified organic, will largely depend on your unique skills, preferences, resources available to you, relationship with
We're all eager for spring, and March and April are full of events around the state that we hope to attend with our NOFA informational table.
Check out these dates (check the website for updates and rewards) and either volunteer to be our staffer or attend and stop by the table and talk with whomever is our representative. It’s lots of fun and a great way to be a part of NOFA/Mass.