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

February 7, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Natick Community Organic Farm, Natick

$25 NOFA members; $30 non-members

This workshop will focus on using greenhouses continuously fall through spring, for both winter greens and seedlings, with emphasis on soils, harvesting techniques, and pricing as well as experiments with flower growing. Instructors: Jean-Claude Bourrut and Jill Shea.
February 2, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Hall, Tufts University

$25 NOFA members; $30 non-members

Join Groundwork Somerville and NOFA Mass for a special wintertime workshop on urban maple syrup-making!

January 31, 2013 (All day) to February 2, 2013 (All day)
First Churches, Northampton

$150 for NOFA, RFC, or BFA members; $160 non-members

This conference aims to grow the movement for enhancing soil fertility as a basis for the long-term ecological and economic sustainability of farming, the environment, and society as a whole. The lead speaker is John Kempf from Middlefield, OH, with Dan Kittredge and Derek Christianson as co-panelists.

January 12, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Worcester State University, Worcester

$72.50 Members $77.50 Non-members

Over 65 workshops, children's conference, 70+ exhibitors. Karen Washington to keynote and teach all day seminar.

December 15, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Brookline High School, Brookline

$25 NOFA members; $30 non-members

In this introductory seed-saving workshop you will learn how to begin reaping the benefits of growing, selecting and saving your own seeds season after season.

December 9, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Future Chefs Office and Teaching Kitchen, Boston

$30 NOFA members; $40 non-members

Want to bring healthy, local foods into your kitchen, and stay on-budget, too? 

December 8, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Kitchen Inc., Somerville

$40 NOFA members; $50 non-members

Learn how to make both veggie burgers and pasture raised local beef burgers, healthy sweet potato fries, kale chips, and fruit smoothies right alongside your own children!

November 17, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Brookline High School , Brookline

$15 Brookline HS students and faculty; $25 NOFA members; $30 non-members

The late fall and winter is the perfect time to prepare for spring! In this workshop, we will learn about mulching, soil amendments, and garden clean-up that will give your edible garden a head-start for next year’s growing season!

November 17, 2012 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Robinson Farm, Hardwick

$105 NOFA members; $110 non-members

Cheese we will learn to make: Robinson Family's Alpine-style washed rind cheese.

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


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


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