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

NOFA/Mass Podcast

NOFA/Mass PodcastA podcast all about Organic farming, sustainability and food systems for everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it's grown. We will dive into topics, interview amazing guests and hear from our listeners about what is going well or not so well on their farms. Stay tuned because each episode will be better than the last!

Season 1. Episode 4: Is Organic food more nutritious?

On this week's episode of the NOFA/Mass podcast we are gunna help you feel good from the inside out. Because we are talking all about nutrition! I’ll tell you all about how you can tell what is actually nutritious, why you might want to choose organic food to support your overall health and where you can find it using our Organic food guide. Plus, my interview with Kathleen DiChiara the author, lecturer and an Integrative Health and Nutrition Coach who is passionate about helping people learn how to use functional nutrition to heal their chronic illness. And this week we have our first ever Farm Hack/Fail combo! So, turnip the volume because this is about to be the radish podcast on nutrition you have ever heard!

Season 1. Episode 3: Fresh Faces of Farming
 
This week on the NOFA/Mass podcast we will be talking all about beginning farmers starting their farming enterprises! It’s no small potatoes to start a farm from nothing. We are going to talk about the upswell of young folks interested in farming, why we need them, issues young farmers face and what NOFA/Mass is doing to help out the new generation of Organic food producers. I’ll also be chatting with Elly Vaughan the owner and operator of Phoenix Fruit Farm in Belchertown MA all about how she went from a WWOOFer to being a badass farm owner. Plus a financial farm hack and a fail that will turn your heart to STONE!
 

Season 1. Episode 2: What the heck is Organic anyway?

This week on the NOFA/Mass podcast we are asking the age old question what the heck is Organic anyway? Ok, so not AGE old but since the 60s.. The 70s? We’ll get into it with a little history lesson on where the term Organic farming came from, why we have it, why we still need it and what it tells you about the food you eat. We will also be talking to the wonderful Laura Davis about NOFA/Mass’s Organic Certification program and her journey to running her own Organic farm. Plus a super stinky Farm Fail and a Farm Hack that really upgrades trellis growing!

 

Season 1. Episode 1. What's the buzz on Organic honey?
 
This week on the NOFA/Mass podcast your gunna catch a buzz… Because we will be talking all about bees! What is the state our bees 10 years after the Colony Collapse crisis? Can you truly have Organic honey? I’ll also give you an update on the pollinator protection act and some tips about how you can help bees in your own backyard!
 
We’ll also be hearing my interview with the amazing Angela Roell a beekeeper extraordinaire about their journey to beekeeping and their upcoming workshops on apiary management and their favorite Queen Bee name! Plus, this week's Farm Hacks and Farm Fails from you our listeners. Don’t go anywhere, we're going to hive a great time!

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