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

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Advocacy Update – the Farm Bill is Back!

By Dr. Kimberly Stoner, CT NOFA Director of Advocacy Take Action on the Farm Bill — Again! The CT General Assembly has finished for this year, just as Farm Bill negotiations in Congress have started to move. This is the time to sign the petition from MOFGA and all of the NOFA chapters demanding that…

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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 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

Making Healing Herbal Tea Blends

Join us as we take advantage of the first harvest spring has to offer. We’ll walk the fields of the farm collecting herbs and other…

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Summer Solstice Cacao Ceremony

Come experience the heart-opening expansiveness of a cacao ceremony to honor the seasonal shift of Spring into Summer. During this ceremony, we will be together…

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Flower Essences: Connect with the Land and Plants Around You

Are you curious about working with the plants and herbs growing on the land around you but aren’t sure how to get started? Consider joining…

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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.