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. In addition to our food-based initiatives, CT NOFA also runs the NOFA Organic Land Care program to train the next generation of organic landscapers, land managers, and conservationists.


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A FEW UPCOMING EVENTS

Soil Health Initiative Workshop
Organic Soils = Healthy Soils

— April 26, 2018 —

8:30 am-3 pm | South Farms | Morris, CT
Farmers unite! Come learn new tricks for ramping up production using new soil health secrets. Special guest speakers include farmers Jack Kittredge (of the Natural Farmer Newspaper) and Julie Rawson (Exec. Dir. of NOFA Mass). Click here for details.

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Organic Pesticides ~ New Employee Training Needed by Organic Farmers
— May 3, 2018
6:30-9 pm | Extension Offices | West Hartford, CT
FREE workshop led by Candace Bartholomew. Includes publications and what you need to know to stay in compliance. Space limited. To RSVP to events@ctnofa.org or call 203-308-2584.

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No-Till Veggie Gardening!
— May 5, 2018
10 am-12 pm | Beardsley Zoo | Bridgeport, CT
Take your backyard veggie garden to a whole new level with soil carbon expert Sharon Gensler from NOFA Mass. RSVP here online or call 203-308-2584 to reserve by phone.

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Organic Management for Invasive Plants
— May 16, 2018
10 am-2 pm | Beardsley Zoo | Bridgeport, CT

Take the synthetic chemicals out of your land management plan when NOFA A.O.L.C.P. and organic land care leader, Mike Nadeau shares his organic trade secrets for removing unwanted vegetation. RSVP online here or call 203-308-2584 to reserve by phone.

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Farm Pollinator Dinner & Soirée
— June 2, 2018
6:30-9 pm | Sugar and Olives | Norwalk, CT
Join us for an exclusive dinner party hosted by Chef Jennifer Balin when we celebrate bees, butterflies, and local organic farmers who provide pollinator habitat on their farms. $150 pp. Dinner followed by a “Pollinator Party” with dancing into the late evening. $150 pp. Reserve tickets online or RSVP by phone, call 203-308-2584.


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CT NOFA EVENT CALENDAR
For these and other regional events, click here.

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EARN NOFA's TRUSTED
"Accredited Organic Land Care Professional"
CREDENTIALS
Course follows guidance from the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care and is the professional way to estabilish yourself in the organic landscaping community. Register now to save your seat in the next 4-day NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care to learn the foundations of organics.
FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE ~ APPLY NOW
Course Runs: August 13-17 OR November 15-18

http://organiclandcare.net

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EAT FRESH FROM THE FARM!
Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Simpaug Farm CSA ShareReserve a 2018 CSA share of local veggies now before they sell out all the 2018 shares!

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.

Click here for our list of Farm Members with CSAs

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Growing Organically But Not Certified? Sign the Farmer's Pledge!

Following all organic practices but not certified? The Farmer's Pledge is a unique member benefit to consider.

Submit an application for the CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge to use 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 to the office for review!

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Connecticut Farm & Food Guide 2018

For your local 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. This guide is mailed current (and new) members each spring! Become a member today!

Click here or on the Farm & Food Guide Cover Above for the 2018 edition (PDF)

Thank you to John Pitarri & the whole team at New Morning Market for generously underwriting the 2017 & 2018 Farm & Food Guides! Thier support makes this local business guide accesssible to people accross Connecticut!

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! farmandfoodguide@ctnofa.org

To find a local NOFA Accredited organic landscaping service provider near you, visit our search engine online here: http://nofa.organiclandcare.net

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LEARN LAWN CARE ONLINE
"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

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Read the new "6th Edition of the
NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care
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NOFA ORGANIC LAND CARE BOOKSTORE

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