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

 


EAT FRESH FROM THE FARM!
CSAs: Community Supported Agriculture

Reserve a 2018 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

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ORGANIC LAND CARE WORKSHOPS:
Proper Pruning and Organic Shrub Care
with NOFA AOLCP, Dan Dalton

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
9:00 am -12:00 pm

At Broken Arrow Nursery
Hamden, CT


Improper pruning and shrub care leads do damage and disease and leads to chemical use. Come learn the essentials of heatlhy landscape care and practice your craft when we visit Broken Arrow Nursery with NOFA Accredited Profesional, Dan Dalton. The workshop will be a useful refresher for pros and a solid foundation for those less experienced with proper pruning and organic shrub care. The 3-hour class will include classroom-like instruction and hands-on time in the field at this native plant focused nursery.

Just $50 for NOFA Members & AOLCP or $60 for non-members.
(3 AOLCP Credits &3 ISA CEUs available
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More Details Here ~ Advanced Registration Required
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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Workshop
With AOLCP Trevor Smith

October 18, 2017
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Co-hosted with Save The Sound At The Beardsley Zoo
Bridgeport, CT

Stormwater’s impact on plant life and our influence on its quality is often forgotten when planning and working within a landscape. Come for an in-depth presentation and hands-on experience when NOFA accredited professional Trevor Smith explains the fundamentals of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI). Topics will include hydrology, water quality management, bioswales, rain gardens, porous pavements, and much more. Activities will also include a hands-on opportunity to work with porous pavers during the second half of the workshop.

Just $75 for NOFA Members & AOLCPs or $85 for non-members.
4 AOLCP CEUs and space is very limited (20 students).
To Save Your Spot, Register Online Here

To pay by check for this or any other course,
contact Jeremy at 203-308-2584 | jeremy@ctnofa.org.

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CT NOFA's 36th Annual Organic
Food, Farm, & Garden Conference

SAVE THE DATES
March 10 & 11, 2018

Checkout last year's event,
vendors, and sponsors here
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2017 CT NOFA Winter Conference!

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REGIONAL EVENT CALENDAR (click here)

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LEARN WITH NOFA 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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NOFA Acceditation Course In Organic Land Care
www.organiclandcare.net

NEXT COURSES:
November 7-10  - Unity, ME
February 2018 - Norwich, CT

Ideal for pros and for conservation buffs, gardeners, consultants, teachers, municipal workers, groundskeepers, and more! Earn professional creditials while you learn new organic techniques for landscaping and gardening. The NOFA Organic Land Care 4-day courses will educate and prepare you to offer organic services to your clients. LEARN MORE: www.organiclandcare.net or call Jeremy at 203-308-2584

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LOCAL FARMS & COMMUNITY GARDENS:
ARE YOU USING ONLY ORGANIC WAYS?
Not certified organically yet? 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 theguidelines, then simply print, sign, and send it in to the office for review!

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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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Go Organic At Home, Office, & School!
Hire a NOFA-accredited
Organic Land Care Professional

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

The NOFA OLC program is now celebrating its 16th year of training! NOFA Accredited OLC Professionals are listed online to be found by consumers seeking organic services.

Learn about and register for the next 4-day course here.

Read the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care here

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