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CT NOFA/NOFA Events
NOFA Organic
Land Care Events
Other events

Date   Event   Location Time
 
Ongoing   Natureworks, Northford
Natureworks hosts ongoing workshops and garden walks. Most are free of charge and no registration needed. See website for details.
  Natureworks
518 Forest Road
Northford, CT
see website
           
July 7 - August 15, 2015   UConn Extension Home Food Preservation Workshop
Three series of workshops are offered on different days and in two locations, North Haven and Haddam. Attendance at the first workshop is required to attend any of the remaining workshops in a series. Details and registration here.
  North Haven & Haddam see flyer
           
           
July 31, 2015   New CT Farmer Alliance Summer Potluck
Bring a plate and a fork for yourself, and a dish to share with others. Free and open to farmers of all ages and backgrounds. More info here.
  Unbound Glory Homestead
Pomfret, CT
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
           
July 31 - August 2, 2015   Middlesex & New Haven County 4-H Fair
More information and downloadable Fair Book here.
  Fairgrounds
Durham, CT
see website
           
July 31 - August 2, 2015   Windham County 4-H Fair
For more information, contact Marc Cournoyer at 860-774-9600 or marc.cournoyer@uconn.edu
  Fairgrounds
Brooklyn, CT
 
           
August 1, 2015   New CT Farmer Alliance Summer Potluck
Bring a plate and a fork for yourself, and a dish to share with others. Free and open to farmers of all ages and backgrounds. More info here.
  Terra Firma Farm
Stonington, CT
 
           
August 1, 2015   Norwich Grange Fair
For more information, contact 860-208-0367 or norwichgrange172@gmail.com
  174 West Town Street
Norwich, CT
 
           
August 1 & 2, 2015   Litchfield County 4-H Fair
For more information, contact Laura Marek at 860-626-6240 or laura.marek@uconn.edu
  Fairgrounds
Goshen, CT
 
           
August 2, 2015   1st Annual Western CT Farm Crawl
Participating farms will have their doors open and invite you to visit them on the farm. You can try to visit all the farms in one day, or you can pick only the farms of interest to you. Details here.
  See flyer 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
           
August 2, 2015   CFBA Young Farmer Committee Annual Roast
Join the Connecticut Young Farmers for their Annual Roast Fundraiser! All proceeds will support professional development activities and conferences for CFBA's next generation of farmers. Details and tickets here.
  Pleasant View Cafe
452 South Road, Rte. 83
Somers, CT
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
           
August 7, 2015   Third Annual Pie On 9 Pie Contest & Food Stamp
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Eat or Make PIE for a Good Cause at CitySeed's 3rd Annual Pie On9 Pie Contest and Food Stamp Fundraiser!  Join CitySeed on August 7th and enjoy All You Can Eat Pie, Cash Bar by Ordinary, Ashley's Ice Cream, and Music by DJ Tootskee!  Check out the yummy info at www.cityseed.org
  9th Square – Orange Street at Crown
New Haven, CT
6:00 to 8:00 pm
           
August 7 - 9, 2015   Lebanon Country Fair
See website for information.
  Fairgrounds
122 Mack Road
Lebanon, CT
see website
           
August 7 - 9, 2015   Tolland County 4-H Fair
More information and a downloadable Fair Book here.
  24 Hyde Ave (Rt 30)
Vernon, CT
see website
           
August 8, 2015   CT Sierra Club Potluck Picnic & Hike
Come hike – and celebrate – the National Park Service's recently designated New England Trail.. Expect intermediate terrain with some short steep parts at a medium pace. Bring boots, water. Then join us for a potluck picnic, socialize, and learn about our environmental activism and fun outings going on in state. Bring a dish with 4-5 servings, and a place-setting for yourself, as well as a water bottle. There is a charcoal grill on-site. We will have just one picnic table, so please bring camping chairs or picnic blanket, if possible. More info on the hike and the picnic.
  Seven Falls Park
Haddam, CT
10:30 am
           
August 8, 2015   Ekonk Community Grange Fair
For more information, contact 860-230-0358 or russell_gray@sbcglobal.net
  723 Ekonk Hill Road
Sterling, CT
 
           
August 8, 2015   Winchester Grange Fair   100 Newfield Road
Winchester Center, CT
 
           
August 13, 2015   Webinar: Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables
The goal of the Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables is to develop additional opportunities for schools to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables with entitlement funding, while using pre-existing commercial distribution channels and school relationships with growers, produce wholesalers, and distributors. The pilot supports the use of locally-grown foods in school meal programs using entitlement funds. Details and registration here.
  Webinar 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
           
August 14, 2015   Farm-to-Table Buffet
Clover Nook Farm celebrates 250 years of family farming with their farm-to-table buffet on the farm. Details here.
  Clover Nook Farm
Bethany, CT
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
           
August 14 - 16, 2015   NOFA Summer Conference
Details here.
  UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
see website
           
August 14 - 16, 2015   Hartford County 4-H Fair
See website for more information
  Four Towns Fairgrounds
Somers, CT
see website
           
August 15, 2015   Fall Seedling Sale
August is just the middle of the growing season and the time to plant your fall crops! A whole harvest of fall produce begins now… broccoli, collard greens, chard, scallions, lettuce, cilantro, kale, bok choi and more! WIC & SNAP accepted. Details here. And join our Field Walk to learn about fall planting.
  Common Ground High School
358 Springside Ave
Hamden, CT
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
           
August 15, 2015   Field Walk with the Farmer: Fall Planting
Walk through our field with our farm manager to see how we use sustainable growing techniques to cultivate a bountiful garden. A fall and winter harvest means late summer planting. See how we are transitioning many beds for fall planting and get your fall seedlings at our seedling sale. Details here.
  Common Ground High School
358 Springside Ave
Hamden, CT
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
           
August 15 & 16, 2015   Shoreline Wine Festival
Come enjoy and help celebrate wines from all over Connecticut.  There is something for everyone. Along with the wines, enjoy fine foods, a beautiful farm orchard, and tasteful music. Hosted and sponsored by CT NOFA member Bishop's Orchards Winery. Tour the winery and attend wine seminars by local experts. Local vendors and artisans. Details here.
  Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery
1355 BostonPost Rd
Guilford, CT
see website
           
August 15, 2015   Fall Hive Preparation
Hands-on sessions in best practices for fall hive management. Details and registration here.
  Massaro Farm
Woodbridge
9:00 am to 10:00 am & 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
           
August 16, 2015   Farm-to-Table Dinner
Clover Nook Farm celebrates 250 years of family farming with their farm-to-table dinner on the farm. Details here.
  Clover Nook Farm
Bethany, CT
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
           
August 17, 2015   Tomato Tasting & Family Fun
Enjoy an epicurean afternoon while tasting and learning about a variety of fresh heirloom, hybrid and “garden variety” tomatoes. Details and registration here.
  Ambler Farm
257 Hurlbutt St
Wilton, CT
1:00 pm
           
August 21 - 23, 2015   Bridgewater Country Fair
See website for more information.
  Bridgewater, CT see website
           
August 21 - 23, 2015   Wolcott Country Fair
See website for more information.
  Wolcott, CT see website
           
August 21 - 23, 2015   Hamburg Country Fair
See website for more information.
Lyme, CT see website
           
August 22, 2015   Cheshire Grange Community Fair
See website for more information.
  44 Wallingford Road
Cheshire, CT
see website
           
August 27, 2015   Brooklyn Fair
See website for more information.
  15 Fairgrounds Road
Brooklyn, CT
see website
           
August 28 - 30, 2015   Chester Fair
See website for more information.
  Kirkland Terrace
Chester, CT
see website
           
August 28 - 30, 2015   Terryville Lions Country Fair
See website for more information.
  Terryville Fairgounds
Terryville, CT
see website
           
August 30, 2015   Cannon Grange Community Fair
See website for more information
  25 Cannon Road
Wilton, CT
see website
           
September 12, 2015   Granby Open Farm Day
Experience the variety of agriculture in Granby, with stops that showcase veggie farms, horse farms, orchards, a landscape nursery, and a vineyard, plus a cattle farm and a dairy. Details here.
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September 17, 2015   5% Day for CT NOFA at Whole Foods   All Connecticut Whole Foods locations  
           
September 19, 2015   Winter Hive Preparation
A walk-through on closing up the hives at the apiary. Details and registration here.
  Massaro Farm
Woodbridge
9:00 am to 10:00 am & 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
           
September 19, 2015   Homesteading Workshop at Henny Penny Farm
Join us for another homesteading tour at Whitney Freeman's Henny Penny Farm in Ridgefield, CT. This workshop/tour will cover a range of topics, from using animals to manage your land to willow weaving, botanical printing, cut flower growing and botanical dyes for fiber. There will be lots of time for questions and walking the property. Details and registration here.
  Henny Penny Farm
Ridgefield, CT
10:00 am to 12:00pm
           
September 19, 2015   Putting the Garden to Bed Learn the steps needed ot successfully transition from the growing season to the garden in winter. Get practical advice that will come in handy in your home landscape. Free; registration recommended. Details here.   White Flower Farm
167 Litchfield Rd
Morris, CT
10:00 am
           
October 3, 2015   Fall Bulb Planting for Spring Beauty
Learn what's new in the world of tulips, daffodils and minor bulbs, and hear about the newest developments from the growing fields in Holland. Free; registrations suggested. Details here.
  White Flower Farm
167 Litchfield Rd
Morris, CT
10:00 am
           

 


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