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


Registration Now Open for Spring 2024 Online Accreditation Course

The next Organic Land Care Accreditation Course course will be available starting February 1, 2024. The self-paced format allows you to complete the course at your own pace, any time during the fall. Registration for this course is $400 per person for new participants and includes NOFA accreditation for 2024 and a listing on our…

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Fall Organic Land Care Accreditation Course – In-Person in Portsmouth, NH

This course has been canceled. We hope to reschedule it for later this year or early in 2024. Please follow our Facebook page (click here) or join our mailing list (click here) for updates. In partnership with Non-Toxic Portsmouth and Non-Toxic Dover, The Organic Land Care Program is offering a 4-day in-person course on the principles…

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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

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.



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

Building Soil Health with Mushroom Compost

Learn about Woven Roots Farm’s no-till, hand-scale, growing, composting, mulching, and harvesting practices, and how mushroom substrate is being incorporated into their farming practices. Spend…

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National Organic Coalition – pre-National Organic Standards Board Meeting

Join NOC on Monday, October 23 in Providence, Rhode Island, for the Fall 2023 Pre-NOSB Meeting. This is an in-person event and is open to the…

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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.