May 2014


Dear CT NOFA Friends,

We are proud to have just published CT NOFA's 2014-2015 Farm & Food Guide, a sign that spring has finally come!

guide coverThe Guide would not be possible without your financial support. When you get your copy and visit the farms and other featured businesses, please mention you saw them in CT NOFA's 2014-2015 Farm & Food Guide. It is the only publication connecting consumers statewide to local and organic farms and food, and the businesses that support sustainable agriculture. This year's Guide has more USDA Certified Organic and CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge farms, more supporting businesses, and new information to help you make good food choices.

Please participate in our Spring Appeal by clicking the donate button:


Thanks to your ongoing financial support, in addition to publishing the Guide we're able to present our acclaimed programs throughout the state.

Check out the sidebar for a sampling of what we've done so far this year - and it's only May! None of these programs would have been possible without the financial support of individuals like you who are passionate about organic agriculture and land care.

Your generous support will enable us to continue our critical work for the remainder of 2014 and present our inaugural Summer Gathering: Growing Food, Farms and Community at Winvian resort in Morris on Saturday, July 19, which will include:

  • interactive family activities
  • keynote addresses by Joan Dye Gussow, Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, long-time organic gardener and author, and Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Slow Food USA
  • workshops including Tara Cook-Littman of GMO Free CT and ConnFact; and  Taylor Cocalis-Suarez, co-founder of Good Food Jobs, who will talk with young adults about leveraging new food system job opportunities. 

Please be as generous as you can!


Thank you for your support of local and organic farming, gardening and land care,

Eileen Hochberg
Executive Director



We are so proud of what we've achieved so far in 2014:

  • January - 80 new and beginning farmers raved about our 9th annual Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference at Goodwin College in East Hartford AND the 5th year of our Beginning Women Farmers Program took place at Goodwin College and farms statewide
  • February - In Hartford our voice was heard until May on GMO grass and the pesticide ban AND over 60 landscapers took our gold standard Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich
  • March - Our 32nd Annual Winter Conference at WCSU in Danbury was the place to be according to our 900 attendees AND 50 lawn care professionals received an  Organic Lawn Care Course Certificate at Connecticut College in New London AND our on-farm workshop series began with our 1st day of spring Greenhouse workshop at Urban Oaks Organic Farm in New Britain 
  • April - Organic Land Care for Homeowners at Audubon Greenwich was a big hit AND our Beginning Farmers program selected 3 new Journeypersons AND the Tractors 101 workshop at the Community Farm of Simsbury was a real winner AND so was our 1st  webinar, Social Marketing,  which launches CT NOFA into online education




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