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

Webinar - Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field: The Basics of a Successful and Efficient CSA

January 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online
Anywhere, MA
Cost:

Free

Most of us are familiar with the CSA model: Customers pay farmers in the spring, then pick up their "share" of the harvest throughout the growing season. After six seasons of running an 80 share CSA farm, Noah and Sophie Courser-Kellerman of Alprilla Farm shifted their "CSA Season" from June-October to October-February. In essence, they are now able to focus on growing all summer and then marketing all winter. Learn how this change has improved their quality of life, bottom line and labor efficiency, created space for livestock and draft power to be incorporated on their farm, and how this new model continues to evolve. They will delve into the details of crop planning, growing, post harvest handling, storage, season extension and the volume based CSA model.

Presenter: Noah and Sophie Kellerman – Owner, Alprilla Farm

Webinar can be accessed using the following options:

WebEx Link:

https://tufts.webex.com/tufts/j.php?MTID=m495dd4bfae0f0e4efb6e9b8160c46c5d

Phone connection: 1-617-627-6767 Access Code: 730 809 657

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We want everyone to be able to participate!

Driving home from the farmers market?

Call in and put the workshop on speakerphone so you can listen while you drive.

Cooking dinner with the delicious products from your farm?

Bring your laptop into the kitchen so you can watch while you cook.

Hanging out with your co-apprentices after a long day in the field?

Take an hour to watch and participate in the workshop and discuss after.

Can’t make it?

We will record as many workshops as possible and archive on this page.

 

Our new online workshop series has two main goals:

  1. Provide high quality, high level farm management education that is easily accessible to everyone

  2. Introduce new and experienced growers to topics relating to farm management that will increase efficiency, profitability, soil health and quality of life.

 

Thanks to our Sponsors

Frontier Natural Products - Frontier Co-op Specializes in Natural and Organic Products

Lancaster Agriculture - Naturally Interested in Your Future

Umass/RMA Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program

Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops

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