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

Past Events

November 10, 2012 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Picadilly Farm, Winchester

$25 NOFA members; $30 non-members

We offer CSA shares at the farm, boxed shares delivered to eastern Massachusetts, and shares in collaboration with other farms. We'll describe these (including packing and distribution systems), discuss starting up, finances, CSA administration, marketing, and farm crew management.

November 10, 2012 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Upinngil Farm, Gill

$75 NOFA members; $80 non-members

Cheeses we can learn to make: Parmesan, Fontina.

November 5, 2012 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Stonehill College, The Martin Institute, Easton

$60 NOFA members; $65 non-members

This one-day Advanced Growers' Seminar will show how small-scale farming practices and organic systems can be used to make a livelihood throughout the year. Learn ways to make your farming operation more economically robust with well-designed farm systems, innovative techniques for extending the productive season throughout winter, intuitive methods for tracking farm productivity and expenses, and marketing techniques for success.

November 3, 2012 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Caretaker Farm, Williamstown

$25 NOFA members, $30 non-members

We will discuss various aspects of a sustainable CSA operation including: mission, soil management, farm planning for consistent harvests, CSA member management, working with apprentices and integrating volunteers, managing U-Pick, animals, record keeping, and financial sustainability.

October 27, 2012 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Waltham Fields Community Farm, Waltham

$25 NOFA members, $30 non-members

We'll talk about farming as a management team, our collaboration with Picadilly Farm, and how our mix-and-match CSA improves our food access work. We'll focus on finances, crop planning, and managing harvests for maximum shareholder flexibility.

October 20, 2012 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Cricket Creek Farm, Williamstown

$65 NOFA members; $70 non-members

Cheese we will learn to make: a Farmstead Semi-Firm Basket Tomme.

October 3, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Groundwork Somerville, Somerville

$25 NOFA members, $30 non-members

You don't have to be a farmer to keep chickens. Terry Golson has more than sixteen years of experience keeping a small flock of laying hens in her backyard that supply eggs for her family's table.

October 1, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
White Barn Farm, Wrentham

$15 NOFA or SEMAP members; $20 non-members

Join SEMAP, NOFA/Mass, and organic farmers throughout Southeastern MA at our on-farm workshop series!

September 29, 2012 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
River of Life Church, Jamaica Plain

$25 NOFA members, $30 non-members

You have planned and grown an amazing garden! You are enjoying the fruits of your labor but feel a bit overwhelmed by the bounty - its time to learn how to put some of it up for later! Come on by and play with us as we learn the basics of boiling water bath canning and pressure canning. We will prepare some recipes for each type of food preservation using fresh organic fruits and vegetables.

September 22, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Brookline High School, Brookline

$30

Don't let summer's waning days put an early end to your gardening activity! Come learn which established crops will thrive in your garden through fall, and what you can still plant in September (and even October) in order to maximize your garden's late-season potential - no greenhouse needed!

September 15, 2012 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Lindentree Farm, Lincoln

On our farm, we're aiming to respond to soil tests with strategies for increasing availability of nutrients and improve quality of selected crops. We will demonstrate and explain our practices for foliar feeding and fertigation in vegetable production as well as several cover-cropping strategies we use. Some control plots demonstrate the effectiveness of these techniques. This will be our third season using these methods on parts of our 14 acre farm.
Lincoln, MA

September 15, 2012 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Brookline High School, Brookline

$15-30

Don't let summer's waning days put an early end to your gardening activity! Come learn which established crops will thrive in your garden through fall, and what you can still plant in September (and even October) in order to maximize your garden's late-season potential - no greenhouse needed!

September 8, 2012 - 9:00am
Noonday Farm, Home of B. Ingham, Winchendon Springs

We will make sauerkraut, pickles, kimchee, beet kvass and maybe something else together. If you choose, bring your own jars, salt, whey and vegetables and make your own products with my guidance all day!

August 25, 2012 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Blue Hill Farm, Great Barrington

Blue Hill Farm, 398 Blue Hill Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Saturday, August 25, 9am-12pm

July 22, 2012 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Many Hands Organic Farm, Barre

On less than 3 acres of vegetable and small fruit land we gross $93,000. On roughly 6 acres for our meat chickens, layers, pigs, steers and turkeys, we gross $46,000. We will cover seedlings, fertility management - manure (including intricate animal rotations), dry fertilizers, biologicals, fertigation and foliars - cover and undersowing crops, mulches and compost. We will demonstrate drip irrigation, foliar feeding, our new vermi-composting experiment in our hoop house, and animal systems.
Barre, MA

July 15, 2012 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Moon in the Pond Farm, Sheffield

Moon in the Pond Farm, 816 Barnum Street, Sheffield, MA
Sunday, July 15, 2pm-5pm

June 30, 2012 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Misty Brook Farm, Barre

Misty Brook Farm, 830 Springhill Road, Barre, MA
Saturday, June 30, 9am-12pm

June 23, 2012 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Simple Gifts Farm, North Amherst

This workshop will explain our crop rotation, management systems for the animals, as well as touching on the mineral and liquid fertilizers that we use to supplement the fertility generated by our animals and forage crops.

June 17, 2012 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Brix Bounty Farm, Dartmouth

Addressing mineral deficiencies through foliar sprays may improve crop vigor and vitality; and thereby increase root exudates which feed soil biology.

June 16, 2012 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Home of Josh Richardson, Northbourough

This workshop focuses on incorporating a small coop into a small yard in an urban/suburban environment.

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