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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EAT FRESH FROM THE FARM!
Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Get your weekly farm share of local veggies now!

Simpaug Farm CSA ShareIf 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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NOFA ORGANIC LAND CARE
2018 ACCREDITATION COURSES
August 13-17 OR November 15-18

EARN NOFA'S TRUSTED "AOLCP" CREDENTIAL
as a "NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional"
Register now to learn the foundations and principles of organic landscaping, gardening, and land management. This one-of-a-kind course is the professional way to gain credentials as an organic landscaping business person. dives deep into the topics with industry leaders as professors. The latest practices described conform to the updated 6th edition of the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care.

CLICK HERE to learn about the 4 -Day Accreditation Course and other NOFA Organic Land Care Resources: http://organiclandcare.net

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
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NOFA Interstate Council Summer Conference
Honoring Our Roots, Tending Our Future
— August 10-12, 2018
Hampshire College | Amherst, MA
Hosted by NOFA MASS

Augest is when the New England organic community hails from seven NOFA states ( NY, NJ, VT, MA, RI, NH, CT ) to reunite, celebrate the season, and learn new tricks of the growing trade. This three day event is packed with programs and entertainement for adults and children, offering an array of opportunities to be nourished by the collective wisdom and knowledge of generations of farmers, gardeners and food activists from all over the country. Discounts honored for all NOFA state members. Check out the workshop and registration details here: nofasummerconference.org

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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
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.

For your local shopping pleasure!
Click here for the 2018 edition (PDF)

This guide is mailed to all CT NOFA members.
Join CT NOFA today!


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
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| phone: (203) 308-2584 | ctnofa@ctnofa.org