Getting Started in Organic Farming
January 13, 2007 8:30-4:00
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven directions
Are you interested in local food production?
In helping meet the growing demand for organic and local, sustainable food?
Would you like to learn from some of the best organic farmers in the region?
Printable Registration Form
The nuts and bolts of farm finance: surviving the first three years.
Paul Bucciaglia, Fort Hill Farm, New Milford.
Paul provides a box of vegetables each week in season to over 300 members of his four-year-old Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. He has almost as many people on his waiting list. He farms on 20 acres of protected farmland using cover crops, compost and crop rotation.
Setting up a farm business.
James Roby, Roby's Organic in Berlin.
James grows for a farmstand and markets in New Haven and Berlin.
Alternatives to Certification.
Elaine Frost, Frostfire Farm in Goshen.
Elaine grows for market and a CSA. Her farm is Certified Naturally Grown.
Wayne Hansen, Wayne's Organic Garden, Oneco.
Grows on 1.5 acres for wholesale, farmers markets and a CSA. One of the longest certified organic farms in the state.
Don Franczyk, Baystate Organic Certifiers.
Baystate Organic certifies most of the organic farms in Connecticut.
The conference costs $25 for CT NOFA members and $35 for non-members.
We encourage you to join. Fee includes lunch and handouts.