By Nora Weaver, NOFA Tri-State Bulk Order Coordinator 

Four women stand near a stack of 50 lb. bags

Greetings from your new Bulk Order Coordinator! As we turn the corner into fall, I’m reaching out to you with thoughts about planning for next season – specifically, to encourage you to source next year’s growing supplies through the 2021 NOFA Tri-State Bulk Order. 

The NOFA Tri-State Bulk Order is a long-standing NOFA/Mass tradition, established in 1985 to serve farmers, homesteaders, and gardeners across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Today, we work directly with a number of suppliers to offer a great selection of supplies for growers of all sizes and skill levels. By ordering with us, you’ll get affordable prices on what you need to set yourself up for growing success while helping fund critical programming and activities at participating NOFA chapters. Talk about a win-win! 

This year’s order will feature items like compost, mineral amendments, inoculants, livestock supplies, hand tools, packing supplies, seed potatoes, onion sets and more, in a range of sizes to suit growers large, medium and small. Our suppliers include Progressive Grower, Earth Care Farm, Fertrell, Ideal Compost Company, North Country Organics, Vermont Compost Company and Fedco.  We’re also seeking ideas for new products that speak to you – if you have ideas, I’d love to hear them!  Please get in touch at 

Our 2021 pick up sites will be located in:   

  • Belchertown, MA 
  • Barre, MA 
  • Charlestown, RI 
  • Dalton, MA 
  • Meriden, CT 
  • Seekonk, MA 
  • Natick, MA 
  • Springfield, MA 
  • West Wareham, MA 

Ordering starts January 1. Pick up for most items will take place on Saturday March 13, 2021. Tubers, onion sets and backordered items can be picked up on Saturday April 17, 2021.  

Also, we’re offering a special deal for those of you who would like to get your soil tests analyzed before placing your order for soil amendments.  Read more here. 

Concerned about COVID? We’ll make this year’s pickup plans with the health and safety of our site coordinators, volunteers, customers and our broader communities in mind. 

Questions? Comments? I’d love to hear from you. Email me at