2022 Virtual Vendors

Welcome to the 2022 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference Virtual Vendor Marketplace. While you’re here, be sure to browse our amazing vendors and discover new and delightful products and services! Our vendors are a great resource and wealth of information, as well as purveyors of high quality goods. Some have even provided generous discount codes for use by conference attendees—be sure to click through to vendor websites and take a look around! Thanks for supporting the vendors who support NOFA/Mass

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.

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Grower’s Discount Labels

Since 1989, Grower’s Discount Labels has been providing graphic design solutions and high quality labels at a discounted price, with personal service at every step. Freezer-grade adhesives for meats and poultry, economical 4-color digital printing and laminated protection are just a few of the many options available. Our goal is to make the process as simple and successful as possible.

Check out our home page for general information, then go to our Quote Request Form to get started. Contact: 1-800-693-1572 or info@growersdiscountlabels.com

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Sid Wainer & Son

For well over 100 years, Sid Wainer & Son has been New England’s leading food service distributor of the world’s finest specialty produce and specialty foods. Maintaining long-standing partnerships with the local farming community has always been a key focus for us. Our roots run deep with our farm partners and we continue to celebrate these partnerships every season, with a belief that local should always be a priority.

At Sid Wainer & Son we offer the superior quality you demand, the expert knowledge you expect, and the dependability you value in a partnership.

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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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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 over 48 years.  We are a 100% employee-owned company, offering only non-GMO seeds with a quality guarantee.

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Legal Food Hub

TThe Legal Food Hub, a project of Conservation Law Foundation, connects eligible farmers and nonprofits 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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Discount Code: NFMA22 for 5% off any order, no minimum order value! (1 use per person, expires 2/15/2022)

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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Discount Code: NOFA/Mass Winter Conference supporters receive $25-off any seafood subscription with code NOFAMASS thru 1/31/2022. Click here to learn more.

Sitka Salmon Shares

Elevate your seafood experience with Sitka Salmon Shares, a community supported fishery (CSF) and online seafood market delivering premium wild-caught Alaska seafood since 2011.  Enroll in a convenient monthly subscription to receive free shipping, easy-to-follow recipes, and an unparalleled connection to your fishermen. 

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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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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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Discount Code: NOFA10 for 10% OFF your www.mainegrains.com order January 15 – February 13, 2022

Maine Grains

Maine Grains gristmill serves freshly milled, organic and heritage grains to bakers, brewers, and chefs throughout the Northeast.  Our traditional stone-milling process gives you the highest quality products and exceptional flavor.

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Farm Credit East

Farm Credit East is a customer-owned credit and financial services cooperative serving farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners across the Northeast. For more than 100 years, we have provided specialized loans and leases for agricultural businesses as well as ag-specific services, such as payroll processing, record keeping, tax preparations and planning, estate and transition planning, and more. We also have programs for young, beginning, small and veteran farmers. Farm Credit East’s Country Living program provides financing for land and rural homes. To learn more, visitFarmCreditEast.com or contact chris.laughton@farmcrediteast.com.

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Discount Code: soilNOFAMass22 for 10% off your https://vermontcompost.com order

Vermont Compost Company

Since 1992, Vermont Compost Company has grown from a small, local operation to a company supplying premium soils to hundreds of successful professional growers all over the country. We carefully and intentionally source only the highest quality materials and amendments for all of our soil mixes.

All ingredients used in Vermont Compost Company products have been approved for certified organic production. In addition to product consistency, growers can depend on us as an invaluable resource for a breadth of soil and plant knowledge and the technical expertise it takes to grow organically in an ever-changing environment. Why Grow Alone?

Discount Code: soilNOFAMass22 for 10% off your https://vermontcompost.com order

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Dr. Elaine’s Soil Food Web School

The Soil Food Web School’s mission is to empower individuals and organizations to regenerate the soils in their communities. The Soil Food Web Approach can dramatically accelerate soil regeneration projects by focussing on the soil biome. This can boost the productivity of farms, provide super-nutritious foods, protect and purify waterways, and reduce the effects of Climate Change. No background in farming or biology is required for our Foundation Courses. Classes are online & self-paced, and students are supported by highly-trained Soil Food Web School mentors.

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Dr. Bronner

Dr. Bronner’s saw an opportunity: Pair world-class Swiss chocolatiers with fairly-treated cocoa farmers practicing regenerative organic agriculture to create a rich, delicious dark chocolate that enriches our world. Six flavors—70% cocoa, all vegan, coconut sugar-sweetened, perfectly balanced: Magic All-One Chocolate!

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