The CT NOFA mission is to ensure the growth and viability of organic agriculture, organic food, and organic land care in Connecticut.

2024 Winter Conference

CT NOFA is proud to present our 42nd Winter Conference, featuring a series of virtual workshops on March 20-21 in the lead up to our full day, in-person gathering and celebration on March 23, 2024 at Eastern Connecticut State University, in partnership with their Institute of Sustainability.

We'll be offering a variety of workshops, covering topics such as farming, seed saving, organic land care, community food security, social justice issues, and more, including a keynote address by Maya van Rossum, founder of the Green Amendments for the Generations organization. Our in-person celebration will also feature the presentation of the Bill Duesing Organic Living on the Earth award and our members' annual meeting.

Join us this March as we learn, grow, innovate, and think critically about what we want our food system to look like in the future.

Conference registration includes access to all virtual and in-person sessions, as well as exclusive access to all recordings for 3 months after the event.

News

Farm Share Spotlight: Star Light Gardens

Star Light Gardens in Durham is participating in CT NOFA’s Farm Share Program, which provides reduced cost Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares – also known as farm shares – to Connecticut residents in need of financial assistance. Star Light Gardens is a certified organic, four season farm located in Durham and Middlefield. They have a…

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Events

9th Annual Know Your Farmer Fair

Get ready!  It’s time to celebrate the 9th Annual Know Your Farmer Fair on Saturday, March 9th, 2024 at the Community Center located in downtown Willimantic. CT NOFA is proud to be a co-sponsor of The Know Your Farmer Fair, which is an opportunity for residents, chefs, and food service directors to meet local farmers and to…

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Join Us

Memberships are available for individuals, farms, families and others committed to ensuring the growth and viability of organic agriculture, organic food, and organic land care in Connecticut.

Featured Program

Transition to Organic Partnership Program

CT NOFA is proud to be a Core Partner in the Northeast Transition to Organic Partnership Program. This community agreement is sponsored by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and will continue through October of 2027. CT NOFA is currently recruiting:

  • Mentor farmers who have operated certified organic farms for at least three years that are interested in assisting mentee farmers as they transition their farms for certification.
  • Farmers looking to transition to organic: if you are operating a farm and would like the assistance of an experienced organic farmer during your transition to organic we welcome you to join our group of mentee farmers.
  • Partner organizations which wish to help grow the program
  • Technical experts who are interested in helping provide guidance on specific topics, skills, or areas of interest to farmers who are transitioning to organic methods
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Winter Conference

Each February, CT NOFA holds our signature event, the Winter Conference, featuring the Bill Duesing Organic Living on the Earth Award, our annual meeting, and a keynote address. Also included are over 20 workshops on farming, seed saving, organic land care, community food security, social justice issues, and more. The conference also includes farmer circles – peer learning communities for farmers interested in discussing a particular topic in an informal, supportive environment.

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Resources

CT NOFA features unique, in-depth and actionable resources for experienced farmers, farmers just starting out, and for gardeners of all backgrounds and skill levels. Resources include bespoke CT NOFA offerings and publications from our partners in Connecticut and beyond. Additionally, find the Organic Farm Stand, Digging in the Dirt and NOFA podcasts are available in one convenient location. Finally, CT NOFA members can post a free classified listing as a member benefit.

Community Events

Maple Syrup Open House

Saturdays at the Ambler Farm sugar shack March 9th 11:00am-12:00pm March 16th 11:00am-12:00pm Come experience a New England tradition: turning sap into syrup! Kids and…

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Maple Syrup Open House

Saturdays at the Ambler Farm sugar shack March 9th 11:00am-12:00pm March 16th 11:00am-12:00pm Come experience a New England tradition: turning sap into syrup! Kids and…

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Support Us

You can support CT NOFA by making a tax-deductible donation, fulfilling one of our important volunteer roles, or making a purchase in our online store. We are grateful for your support.