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

News

Three Connecticut Farms Newly Certified Organic

CT NOFA is excited to welcome three Connecticut farms to the certified organic community. These three farms – Northwest Corner Farm (Winchester), Sweet Ring Farm (Newtown), and Lathrop Farm (Lebanon) – are also all participants in CT NOFA programs. Northwest Corner Farm is a participant in our Farm Share program, which provides steeply discounted CSA…

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Events

Compost Tea Workshop

Join CT NOFA as we explore how to make compost tea for various applications, and what that looks like under the microscope. Compost tea is produced by actively aerating compost in water with added amendments. Beneficial microbes from the compost consume the amendments, multiply by the billions, and in 24 hours, the finished compost tea…

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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
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Winter Conference

Each winter, 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 workshops on farming, seed saving, organic land care, community food security, social justice issues, and more. The conference also includes affinity groups – 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

International Cultural Arts and Food Fusion Festival

Date: August 24, 2024 Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Edgewood Park, New Haven, CT 06515 Presented by Arts in CT Corps Experience 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.