2021 Virtual Vendors

Promo Code: NOFA50 for 50% off online rental of the film from January 1 – January 15, 2021.

Modified

In the award-winning documentary film “Modified”, the filmmaker and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey into the world of genetically modified foods to find out why GMOs aren’t labeled in the United States and Canada despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Anchored around the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, an organic gardener who battled cancer during the film’s production, and fueled by their shared love of food, the film is a visual celebration of gardening, cooking, and family legacy. An official selection at over 70 international film festivals, the film has received 15 awards including the 2019 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Documentary.

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Fedco

Fedco provides cold-hardy varieties shipped in season, and gardening supplies year-round. We’re a one stop shop for organic growers! We offer vegetable, flower, and herb seeds (including many heirloom and organic varieties), seed garlic, seed potatoes, cover crop seed, grain seed, pasture seed, onion plants, sweet potato slips, planting stock for ginger and turmeric, fruit trees (including many heritage varieties), berries, grapes, garden perennials, ornamental trees and shrubs, medicinal herbs, a broad selection of flower bulbs, organic pest control products, organic soil amendments, garden fabrics, irrigation equipment, gardening tools, and more.

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Turtle Tree Seeds

A pioneer of seed source transparency, Turtle Tree Seed grows, breeds and sells 100% biodynamic, organic, heirloom, open-pollinated vegetable, herb, flower and farm seeds. We are committed to stewarding the highest quality seeds for home, market, CSA and commercial growers, and contributing to the health of the Earth. Our mission includes helping people to learn about seed saving and to become seed stewards. Our home is Camphill Village, where people with developmental differences live with dignity, equality and purpose, caring for each other and the Earth.

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Earth Care Farm

In 1977, Michael Merner had an epiphany while standing in the home garden on his small farm; “Living soil is the foundation of our wellbeing. A nourishing soil produces healthy plants, which leads to healthy animals, people and a sustainable planet.” Mike began making compost soon after that realization. Forty-three years later, Mike and his wife still live and advise on the farm that their daughter, Jayne Merner Senecal, owns and manages (with lots of help from the family and dedicated staff)!   As the first and largest composter in Rhode Island, the farm transforms hundreds of tons of materials per year into rich compost for gardens across New England.

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Forager

Forager is a mission-based technology company with the goal of making locally-sourced food more widely available to all. Inspired by the strong agricultural heritage of our home state of Maine and the vibrant local food community there, we’ve digitized the local supply chain to bring the health, environmental, and economic benefits of local food to everyone. Our web-based platform removes the cost and friction of local procurement by managing all the day-to-day activities associated with direct, local buying and centralizes activities such as communicating with suppliers, browsing product lists and order guides, placing orders, and connecting buyers with a marketplace of new local suppliers.

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Johnny’s Selected seeds

Johnny’s Selected seeds has been helping farmers, families, and communities to feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service for 45 years.  We are a 100% employee-owned company, offering only non-GMO seeds with a quality guarantee.

Enter this raffle for NOFA/Mass Winter Conference attendees and you could win a $100 gift certificate.  After submitting your entry in the raffle, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a special 5% discount code to use on your next Johnny’s purchase as well!

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Douglas Calnan

Ameriprise Financial Services—Socially Conscious Wealth Management

As a Financial Advisor, Managing Director at Ameriprise Financial Services who has concentrated in working with clients in the area of sustainable and responsible wealth management for over 30 years, I am committed to listening to my clients. I strive to be someone you will feel comfortable speaking with.

I will share my financial knowledge and professional experience in order to provide you with understandable strategies that address all types of financial needs through all phases of your life. You can feel confident that the advice I provide will have factored in your personal dreams, goals and values.

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MDAR

Check out MDAR’s live vendor session, where MDAR will review the new farmer to farmer/business to business MassGrown Exchange platform – list something for sale or list something you are looking for, The MassGrown Exchange has many options and benefits for you! We will also offer updates on the Massgrown Map, MDAR programs, yearly grant opportunities, the Organic Cost Share Program, as well as other updates. Will take questions if time allows.

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Promo Code: NOFAWINTER for free shipping on orders over $40 between 1/8-1/10.

Sweet Birch Herbals & Full Moon Ghee

Sweet Birch Herbals offers Herbal Tinctures, Teas, Elderberry Syrup, Fire Cider, Body Lotions, and  Salves. Locally crafted herbal products made in Ashfield, MA by herbalist, Hannah Jacobson-Hardy. Shop locally from our farm store or online at sweetbirchherbals.com or find us on social media. Gift Boxes available – pre-order online.

Ghee is clarified butter—a lactose-free, shelf-stable, high-heat cooking oil with origins in ancient India. To make our ghee, we begin with butter that comes from healthy, happy Jersey cows in Western Massachusetts. We slowly simmer the butter, removing the moisture, the milk solids, and the impurities. What remains is a pure premium cooking oil: the clarified essence of butter. Our ghee has a rich, sweet, slightly nutty flavor.

For more information visit fullmoonghee.com or find us on social media. Order online or pick up in Ashfield, MA from our farm store. Gift Boxes available – pre-order online.

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NOFAMASS21 for 20% off of one year of Tend.

Tend

Tend continues to pave the way for small-scale, diversified and regenerative growers to manage their farms more efficiently. From Planning, to Pick & Pack, to Sales, Tend’s field-tested software platform will enable you to grow your best produce while running your farm business better than ever. Our recently released Pick & Pack tool is the first of its kind—tailored to meet the needs of a diversified operation like yours.

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Legal Food Hub

The Legal Food Hub connects eligible farmers to free attorneys who can assist with a variety of legal issues. Leasing land, employee questions, purchase and sale agreements, and entity formations are just a few of the legal matters we often address. Please visit our website for additional details. Please also visit our resource library for answers to common legal questions.

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The Center for EcoTechnology

The Center for EcoTechnology helps people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. We work with partners throughout the country to address climate change by transforming the way we live and work – for a better community, economy, and environment. We make green make sense.

Mass Farm Energy Program We offer a range of services to the farming community to reduce energy use and produce renewable energy that focus on bringing projects from concept to completion. For more comprehensive information about farm energy efficiency programs, visit the Massachusetts Farm Energy Program or call us now at 413-727-3090.

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a recycling assistance program designed to help businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse, and composting opportunities. RecyclingWorks is funded by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and delivered by CET.
Call: (888) 254-5525 Email: info@recyclingworksma.com

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Promo Code: MANF421 for 10% off your order. Expires 2/12/2021.

High Mowing Organic Seeds

At High Mowing, we believe in re-imagining what our world can be like. We believe in a deeper understanding of how re-built food systems can support health on all levels – healthy environments, economies, communities and bodies. We believe in a future based on better stewardship of our planet and we are eager to build that future in community with our skilled and resilient growers, one organic seed at a time.

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Promo Code: NOFA10 for 10% off your order

Neptune’s Harvest

Neptune’s Harvest manufactures cold processed Hydrolyzed Fish Fertilizer.

Fish are caught in the cold, clean, dark, mineral rich North Atlantic Ocean. Contains all the nutrients, plants and soil need, in nature’s perfect balance. Has macro/micro nutrients, amino acids, trace elements, minerals, vitamins, etc. Increases brix, and soil quality, making food more nutrient dense. Crops are better able to withstand stress, disease and insect damage. Natural sticker/spreader. Repels deer. Great food source for microbes and beneficial bacteria. Increases yield, organic matter, and helps soil sequester carbon.

Seaweed, Kelp Meal, Crab & Lobster Shell and more also available. Free samples! (800) 259-4769

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Massachusetts Farm to School

Massachusetts Farm to School is a statewide organization aimed at strengthening local farms and fisheries and promoting healthy communities by increasing local food purchasing and education at schools. Schools increasingly want to purchase locally grown products.  They can be reliable customers who pay their bills and promote your farm in the cafeteria.  We can help you connect with schools that are interested in buying local products and provide information about this market.

Make sure you are listed in our local food producer directory (http://bit.ly/MFTS-FarmDirectoryForm) or contact us for more information:  lisa@massfarmtoschool.org Please visit us during our vendor session for more information!

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USDA NRCS

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a federal agency that helps farmers and forest landowners conserve soil, water, air and other natural resources.

NRCS conservationists can provide technical assistance and help organic producers develop a conservation plan that meets their goals. Financial assistance to implement elements of the plan may be available, as well.

Financial assistance is offered through programs authorized under the federal Farm Bill. NRCS also provides incentives to landowners to put wetlands, agricultural land, grasslands and forests under long-term easements. All programs are voluntary.

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Many Hands Organic Farm

Many Hands Organic Farm has been growing superior quality, nutrient dense and carbon-sequestering food since the early ’80s, and has been Certified Organic since 1987. Our integrated growing system includes livestock, vegetable and fruit crops. We focus on maximum fertility through soil carbon building techniques including cocktail cover cropping, heavy mulches, soil mineralization, and foliar applications of minerals and biologicals. This is our 6th year practicing very limited till. We are located in Barre, MA.

We are currently accepting registrations for our fall vegetable share and pre-orders for Certified Organic pork, chicken and turkey. We also offer other farm products – including lard, soap and salve. Read more and get instructions for ordering on our website: www.mhof.net.

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Boston Organics

Promo Code: NOFA8MASS for $8 off your first delivery (expires 4/8/21).

Boston Organics

We deliver fresh, organic groceries to your home or office in the Greater Boston area! We support a network of local farmers, cooperatives and local companies with a passion for organic food.

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Banner Greenhouses

Banner Greenhouses produces certified organic and naturally grown vegetable, herb, flower, hemp, grafted tomato, and strawberry transplants to provide farmers with A Better Start in their fields. We custom grow plants to order in the varieties you select and the quantities you need. Check out our website to place a custom grown order and see our at once availability!

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Promo Code: NOFA2021 for 10% off orders over $24

Taproot Threads

Taproot Threads is a tiny apparel company based in Greenfield, MA offering original, hand-drawn botanical, nature and “punny” designs printed on ethically sourced apparel for adults, children and babies.  We hand-print our clothing using environmentally responsible water-based inks, and many garments are organic/ recycled.   All artwork is hand-drawn by owners Carol Michelfelder and Philip Garrison.

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Certified Humane

Humane Farm Animal Care DBA Certified Humane® is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit certification organization headquartered in the Metropolitan Washington DC area and dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals in food production from birth through slaughter.

The goal of the program is to improve the lives of farm animals by expanding consumer awareness, driving the demand for kinder and more responsible farm animal practices.

When you see the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® label on a product you can be assured that the food products have come from operations that meet precise, objective standards for farm animal treatment.

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Farm Credit East

Farm Credit East is a specialized lender and financial services leader that has been committed to Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products for more than 100 years. The customer-owned cooperative serves farmers, nursery and greenhouse operators, vineyard owners and operators, forest products producers, fishermen, part-time growers, agribusinesses and country home owners. Farm Credit East’s Country Living program provides unique financing options for land and rural homes. Farm Credit East also provides financial services, such as payroll, tax preparation, record-keeping and business consulting, to help Northeast farm businesses be successful. For more information on the largest lender to Northeast agriculture, visit FarmCreditEast.com.

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The Carrot Project

The Carrot Project’s services are targeted to start-up and early-stage businesses, and are focused on training and support for managing producers’ financial operations, including access to capital. Services are free or cost-shared for participants living in RI, MA, and CT. If you live outside these states, or are at a different stage of business, please contact Jeff Cole.

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Our 2021 four-part training series, “COVID Round II: I made it through the first pandemic-pivot. How do I prepare for next year?” runs from January 13 to February 17, 2021. In this series, you’ll learn 1)what information you need, 2)how to get it, and 3)how to use it to plan quickly and to evaluate your decisions in the middle of your season.

You will also understand common roadblocks and solutions to maintaining the effort during busy times, and have an opportunity to work with your own numbers as part of a cohort group or one-on-one with a professional business advisor.

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