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CT NOFA's 36th Annual Winter Conference

The Largest Gathering of Organic Farming, Organic Food & Organic Gardening Enthusiasts in Connecticut!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

At Western Connecticut State University, Midtown Campus,
181 White Street, Danbury, CT

Follow Signs To The Gymnasium

CT NOFA’s Annual Winter Conference is the premier event where farmers, landscapers, organic foodies, gardeners, advocates, families and community leaders all convene to learn innovative new practices, share organic ideas, and to network with others who are working to create a more organic Connecticut & Nations!

  • Keynote Speaker and your choice of approx. 45 farm, garden, and organic food workshops to choose from over three sessions
  • Lunch! Prepared for you by some of Connecticut's most creative and generous chefs. They are cooking up a storm and are sure to please. Come and enjoy!
    Tip: add lunch to your online registration for fastest service
  • Approx. 60 vendors, exhibits and sustainable service providers on display in Berkshire Hall's big gym!
  • The famous CT NOFA 'TEA CUP' raffle! Add tickets to your favorite items and you may win big!
    The Tea Cup Raffle features gifts and goodies donated by kind farmers, companies amd creative folks from all over! Tip: Buy raffle tickets online for free extra tickets! Are you a Raffle Donor? Let us know via email (winterconference@ctnofa.org) or call Patrick at the office. Thank you for supporting our event and mission!

Program Guide:



2018 OrganiConn Tickets & Lunch:
Add Our Amazing Lunch For just $15/per person & $7/youth under 18.



with Lunch










Under 18

(but must register)



Additional information:

  • TIMING: Registration begins: 8:00 am in the Gymnasium (aka Berkshire Hall).
    First workshop begins at 9:00 am
  • FARMER SCHOLARSHIPS: Thanks to our presenters and a generous church, we have full and partial scholarship for growers who need a break. Simply email Alex at email below to see if scholarship funds remain.
  • LUNCH: On Saturday only, enjoy our famous Winter Conference Lunch for only $15 ($7 kids).

    Questions? Email us at: winterconference@ctnofa.org or call the office: 203-308-2584

Pass The Word! Tell A Friend!

  • Post A Poster In Your Town or Favorite Store (poster coming soon)
  • Invite people via our Facebook

Saturday Schedule:

6:45 - 7:00 am - Volunteer Registration
7:00 - 8:00 am - Vendor Set Up
8:00 - 9:00 am - Registration (attendees)
9:00 - 10:15 am - Workshop #1
10:15 - 10:30am - Break
10:30 - 11:45 am - Workshop #2
11:45 - 1:30 pm - Lunch & Exhibits
1:30 - 3:15 pm - Keynote Speaker
3:15 - 3:30 pm - Break & Raffle Drawing
3:30 - 4:45 pm - Workshop #3


CT NOFA is grateful for our generous 2017 lunch sponsors who came together to support our event with foods that celebrated local and organic ingredients.

The 2018 meal will be created so it is suitable for all ages and most dietary needs. To get involved as a lunch or beverage sponsor, please contact the office or email: winterconference@ctnofa.org!

Here is last year's menu! For a real taste of what these fine establishments can do, visit one of their locations near you! ENJOY!

Harney & Sons Teas
Organic, Fair Trade Iced Tea and Brewed Tea

Potato Tortilla

New Morning Market
Brown Rice and Shiitake
Mushroom Salad

Wave Hill Breads
Three Grain French
Country Batard

Mill Street Bar & Table
Roasted Winter Root Vegetable

Plan b / Butchers & Bakers
Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Fire
Roasted Mini Pepper

Sodexo at WCSU
House Made Gherkin & Fennel Chow Chow
And dessert from Sodexo, too … 
Green Apple Crisp w/ Chile, Warm Spices & Granola Brittle


2017 Vendors & Exhibitors Included:

Asarasi Water
Aradia Farm
Artscape Organic-Care, LLC
B4 & After Farm/Oui Charcuterie
Barlow Farm
Baystate Organic Certifiers

Bellas Alpacas Farm
Benedict’s Home & Garden
Bionutrient Food Association
Caffe Bon
Citizens' Climate Lobby (Manchester, CT chapter)

Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Connecticut Farm Bureau Association
Connecticut Farm Energy Program
Connecticut Farmland Trust
Country Organics, Inc.
Dirt Road Farm
Edible Nutmeg

Farm Credit East

Farm Marketing Solutions, LLC
Fungi Ally

Green Earth Ag and Turf, LLC
Go Organic LLC
Guy's Eco-Garden
Green Earth Ag & Turf
GreenIt with SolvIt Home Services
Gold Star Honeybees

Harney Tea
Home Professor
Joy Newton Designs

Kingdom Aquaponics
Lancaster Ag Products
Natureworks Horticultural Services

Natural Awakenings - Western CT
New Connecticut Farmer Alliance

New Morning Market
NYR Organic / Soulbyrd Therapies, LLC
OM Pajamas/ Madauri Charitable Trust
Organachs: Farm To Skin

Organic Mechanics Soil Company
Progressive Asset Management
Protect Our Pollinators
Put Local On Your Tray
Rainbow Kids

Roots and Shoots
Scanner Photography by Ellen Hoverkamp

Seeds and Roots Retreat Center
Slowfood Metro North
SOPHIA Natural Health Center
Sowing Solutions Permaculture Design & Education
Specialty Agricultural Products, LLC
Sperry Naturals
Sweet Sage Bakery
Sunstone Farm
Taproot Threads
The Branch Manager
The Wells Natural Market
Traditional Health First
The Reitz Group
UConn Extension - farmer
UConn Extension - home garden

VisionWorks Books

Weston A. Price Foundation
Wellscroft Fence Systems, LLC
Wiggle Room


Directions & Parking:

Western CT State University (WCSU Midtown Campus), 181 White Street, Danbury, CT

Park for free in either of the two parking garages on campus.  MAP

Take the Train & Walk To Campus: TRAIN STATION INFO

(From the West)

  • Take Exit 5 off I-84 to first traffic light (Main Street).
  • Turn right and continue on Main Street to White Street (fourth traffic light).
  • Turn left on White Street and continue 1/2 mile.
  • The campus is on the left. Parking is available in the parking garage on the right.
(From the East)
  • Take Exit 5 off I-84 to first traffic light (Clapboard Ridge Road).
  • Turn right and continue on (Clapboard Ridge will turn into Main Street) to White Street (fifth traffic light).
  • Turn left on White Street and continue 1/2 mile.
  • The campus is on the left. Parking is available in the parking garage on the right.

CT NOFA's 36th Annual Winter Conference is being brought to you in cooperation with Western Connecticut State University and its Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies.

west conn logojane goodall logo

The 2017 event was a cooperative effort of CT NOFA, UConn Extension, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, and the Risk Management Agency/USDA. These institutions are equal opportunity employers and program providers.