The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut's mission is to ensure the growth and viability of organic agriculture, organic food, and organic land care in Connecticut. We envision a healthy, organic Connecticut founded on ecologically, socially and economically just principles.

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Farm Fling & Awards Dinner
Saturday, June 10th
3B Ranch, Northford, CT
5-7 PM: Farm Tour & Reception
7-9 PM: Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Live Music | Farm Tour | Farm-to-Table Dinner | Organic Leadership Award | Live Auction


An organic-themed evening by the Heritage Homestead, a private family farm estate situated on the picturesque rolling hills of 3B Ranch in Northford. 3B will host a delicious farm dinner under the stars to benefit the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut on June 10th. The meal, sponsored by Bourassa Catering in Wallingford, features a seasonally-aware, locally-sourced menu that will include fine meats all sustainably-raised at 3B Ranch. Tours of the farm, live music, silent auctions and the presentation of this year’s Organic Leadership Award will all be part of the festivities. Proceeds from the event will go toward CT NOFA's mission of ensuring the growth and viability of organic agriculture, food and land care in Connecticut.  3B Ranch, 66 Lanes Pond Road, Northford CT. $125 per person or simply grab a table for 10 for just $100 each! REGISTER HERE

 2017 & 2018 Organic Land Care Accreditation Courses
August 7-10 - Haverford Township, PA
November 6-9  - Unity, ME
February 2018 - Norwich, CT

The NOFA Organic Land Care Program schedule for 2017 and early 2018 is set! Let all the land care pros and gardening friends you know that these 4-day courses can be a game changer for you and your business. The NOFA Organic Land Care accreditation program will educated and prepare you to offer organic services to your clients. We provide the tools and resources needed for a successful organic program and you will join the thousands of NOFA trained pros and have an opportunity to join the 500+ ‘NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs)’ working in over 20 states. These people maintain this trusted credential and use it to grow their businesses by tapping into the fast-growing organic land care market. LEARN MORE: www.organiclandcare.net or contact Jeremy Pelletier at the CT NOFA office. To be added to a contact list for organic land care training programs, let us know by email: ctnofa@ctnofa.org

REGIONAL EVENT CALENDAR (click here)

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CSAs: Community Supported Agriculture
EAT FRESH FROM THE FARM!

Reserve a 2017 CSA share of local veggies now! If you like local food, you'll love CSAs ~ they are like a subscription for the coming harvest. CSA members receive a weekly or bi-weekly assortment of seasonal vegetables delivered fresh from the farm. Later Winter tends to be when farmers sell shares and eventually, they run out. To find farms with CSAs near you, click below for our list of members. Simply find a farm with CSA drop sites near you and sign up directly with the farmer.
Happy eating and send a few pictures of your farm shares someday!

Click here for our list of Farm Members with CSAs

 

 

THE NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE
August 11-13 ~ Amherst, MA

Where The NOFA Nation Unites!

The NOFA Summer Conference is a three day celebration of the grassroots organic movement. Gardeners, farmers, growers and food-lovers from across the Northeast will share their inspiration and ideas for organic food, farming, health, activism, and beyond.

Summer Conference Main Website

Summer Conference Facebook Event Page


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CT NOFA's 35th Annual Organic
Food, Farm, & Garden Conference

THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2017 A GREAT GATHERING!
Checkout our vendors and sponsors here:
2017 CT NOFA Winter Conference
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LOCAL FARMS & COMMUNITY GARDENS:
ARE YOU USING ONLY ORGANIC WAYS?

Sign and post the CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge at your farm stand or business so customers know you're using the most ecologically sound farming practices. Plus, your farm will be list on CT NOFA so new customers can find you!

To get started, review the Farmer's Pledge, be sure you meet the guidelines, then simply print, sign, and send it in!

 

 

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for events, organic info & advocacy updates!

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2017 Farm & Food Guide
For your shopping pleasure!

Our comprehensive county-by-county guide to Connecticut's local, organic, and Farmer's Pledge farms. You'll also find farmers' market details, restaurants, and other businesses who support CT NOFA's organic mission.

Printed and mailed to members annually.

Click here or on cover above for the 2017 Farm & Food Guide (PDF)


CT NOFA thanks New Morning Market for generously underwriting the 2017 Farm & Food Guide!

For organic shopping made easy, visit their store in Woodbury, CT. Grab a quick lunch and enjoy a wide selection of organic produce, health & beauty items, and all types of responsibly-sourced goodies and gifts. www.newmorn.com


FRIENDS OR MARKETS WANT COPIES?
We can mail or drop a box of Farm & Food Guides at your farm or business. Just let us know! ctnofa@ctnofa.org

 

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LEARN ORGANIC LAWN CARE ONLINE!
NOFA's Organic Lawn Care Certificate Course
This 8-hour online course is a great way to get up speed for doing your own lawn, as professional development landscapers, school staff, town land managers and anyone else who wants to get started down the road to non-toxic land care. Start today at: www.organiclandcare.net

4-DAY NOFA Acceditation Course
In Organic Land Care

Offered 3x per year in February / August / November
Earn professional creditials while you learn new organic techniques for landscaping and gardening. The NOFA OLC program is now celebrating its 15th year of training! Ideal for pros and for conservation buffs, gardeners, consultants, teachers, municipal workers, groundskeepers, and more! NOFA Accredited OLC Professionals are listed online to be found by consumers seeking organic services.

To learn about the next 4-day course and/or to read the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care, visit: www.organiclandcare.net

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Go Organic at hone, office with an NOFA-accredited Organic Land Care Professional.

Use our 'search engine' to find a NOFA pro near you today!
To find a local organic landscaping service, click here: http://nofa.organiclandcare.net

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"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." Buckminster Fuller

CT NOFA: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut
126 Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418
| phone: (203) 308-2584 | ctnofa@ctnofa.org