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

Bulk Order Program

The 2018 Tri-State Bulk Order is Now Open!

We have two new pickup sites this year—Earth Care Farm in Charlestown RI and Alrpilla Farm in Essex, MA! We are happy to be back in Rhode Island and in the North Shore of MA. The Winchester site has been retired; Waltham is the closest alternative site. 

By popular demand, we will be offering whole grain animal feeds this year, for mixing your own feed, and we have offered some information on our website about how to sprout grains to supplement your animals’ access to living foods. We will be carrying our custom cover crop mixes again this year, and we have new items in almost every product category including a new compost and potting soil line from Earth Care Farm

Order at NofaBulkOrder.org or scroll down to download our PDF Catalogue and Order Form

February 1 is the Bulk Order Deadline.

Need a paper catalogue and order form mailed to you? Email bulkorder@nofamass.org.

PICK UP DATE, for most sites:

Saturday March 17 for seed, fertilizers, tools, etc. &

Saturday April 14 for seed potatoes/ onions/shallots, but pick up times and dates do vary among sites so do check the schedule below.

Some sites will allow you to pick up early, especially tubers. Closer to pickup you will receive an email with any special instructions about pickup at your site.

2018 Pickup Sites:

  • Barre, MA: Many Hands Organic Farm, 411 Sheldon Rd, Barre, MA
  • Belchertown, MA: NESFI, 275 Jackson St, Belchertown MA 01007
  • Essex, MA: Aprilla Farm, ?94 John Wise Ave, Essex, MA 01929
  • Dalton, MA: Holiday Farm, 100 Holiday Cottage Rd, Dalton MA 02206
  • Seekonk, MA: Early Dawn Farm, 521 Prospect St, Seekonk MA 02771 
  • Waltham, MA: Waltham Fields Community Farm, 240 Beaver St, Waltham MA 02452
  • West Wareham: Progressive Grower, 81 Charlotte Furnace Rd West Wareham, MA 02576
  • Meriden, CT: High Hill Orchard, 86 Fleming Rd 
  • Charlestown, RI: Earth Care Farm LLC, 89 Country Drive, Charlestown, RI 02813
 
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What is the Bulk Order program? 

This is a collective buying program for Baystate-approved, organically certifiable farm, garden, and lawn care products.   Products include compost; potting soil; fertilizers; mineral amendments; tools for the farm and garden; animal supplements; and tuber, allium, and cover crop seed.  The order is open every year during the month of January, from the 1st to the 31st.   Orders are delivered at the above sites in MA, RI, and CT in 2 rounds, during early March and April.  All items with the exception of tuber and allium seed are delivered in March. 

Who can participate?

NOFA members and non-members may participate. Whether you’re a small-scale gardener, large-scale commercial farmer, or anything in between, you can participate; there’s no minimum order.  Current NOFA members, or those who join or renew on the order form, will receive the price listed.  Non-members, please include an additional 10% to cover administrative fees.  

Which suppliers do you work with?

•   OGS: Organic Growers Supply & Moose Tubers, ME: mineral amendments, cover crop seeds, useful items, potato & allium seed -- www.fedcoseeds.com 


•   PG: West Wareham: amendments, useful things & cover crop seed – www.progressivegrower.com 


•   FER: Fertrell, PA: - mineral amendments, fertilizers, animal care products - www.fertrell.com 


•   VCC: Vermont Compost Company, VT: compost & potting soil - www.vermontcompost.com

•   NCO: North Country Organics, VT: mineral amendments & fertilizers – www.norganics.com 


•   ICC: Ideal Compost Company, NH: compost, potting soil, wooden stakes – www.idealcompost.com 


•   LAN: Lancaster Agriculture, PA: amendments, livestock feed, cover crop seed www.lancasterag.com 


•   ECF: Earth Care Farm, RI:  compost and potting soil— www.earthcarefarm.com

 

Questions?  Caro Roszell, Bulk Order Coordinator, bulkorder@nofamass.org

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