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Vendors

CT NOFA’s 42nd annual Winter Conference will take place on March 23, 2024 at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT.

Local food producers, craftspeople, or other vendors who are interested in having a table at the conference can fill out this form to apply. The cost is $60 for farmers and business members, $85 for nonprofits, and $135 for all others.

Vendors will be supplied with a 6' table and chair for their booth space. Vendor/Exhibitor fee includes one conference registration. Additional helpers must register for the conference at the rate of $25.

Vendor questions should be directed to sherlene@ctnofa.org. Applications for vendor space are due by February 15, 2024.

WINTER CONFERENCE VENDORS

The New CT Farmer Alliance is a statewide network of farmers and growers. By bringing young, new, and emerging farmers together it is our intent to identify and help develop support systems to nurture a successful and diverse agricultural landscape for our state.

Our mission is to bring together emerging farmers from across CT to network, share resources, and identify common challenges and opportunities for a more accessible, successful, and diverse agricultural community. We may have the word "New" in our name, but farmers of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to join! We are an all volunteer network. All you have to do to be a part of it is show up, speak up, share, and make friends!

I am Judy Apicella, a Certified Nutritional Specialist with a Master's in Nutrition. With years of experience and a passion for holistic wellness, I have helped numerous individuals achieve optimal health and vitality. Check out my range of herbal formulas designed to alleviate gut issues and support chronic Lyme disease. Visit my online store to explore the full collection. Book a free introductory session to learn how my expertise can benefit you. Take charge of your well-being and embark on a path to a happier, healthier you.

CT Greenhouse has been building, renovating, and growing in greenhouses and high tunnels for the last 10 years and we bring all of our first hand experience to the table. We started out as farmers with a side business of building greenhouse frames and have turned that into an innovative business providing much-needed services to growers across the country. Our mission is to be the go to solution for growers of all sizes and continue to make some of the best greenhouse and high tunnel kits on the market.

Wildwood Granola - Granola That Tastes As Good As It Is Good For You

Small Batch Hand Made in CT - Gluten Free+Vegan Granola - Sweetened Only With CT Maple Syrup

Gluten Free • Dairy Free • Egg Free • Peanut Free • Soy Free • Vegan

NRCS is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We work with urban and rural landowners, conservation districts, and federal, state, and local governments to restore, enhance, and protect the landscape to help meet the short- and long-term needs to clothe and feed a hungry world. We’ll be offering informational materials on conservation practices and technical and financial assistance available through the USDA NRCS.

KDCrop Farms is a woman-owned and family-run farm, striving to create the freshest farm product that everyone can enjoy. We grow and sell fruit, vegetables, and eggs to the communities of CT and beyond.

We'll be selling our value-added shelf stable jars of jams, jellies, relish, and chutney and promoting our master classes and homestead consulting services. We'll also be offering the purchase of our Jar Jackpot subscription to receive our most popular in season jars, monthly.

Rimol Greenhouse Systems offers over 10 unique free-standing greenhouses. From the gutter-connected Matterhorn to the Rolling Thunder – one of the first mobile commercial greenhouses – RGS continues to set the market standard for innovation, durability, and cost-effectiveness. Today, Rimol produces additional products for growers, including shade structures, benches, and an entire line of products to complement our industry-leading growing structures.

Safe Natural Organic's proprietary technology gives us the ability to extract, refine and concentrate from nature, Safe, Natural, Organic alternatives to many of today's most popular and most toxic cleaning products. The pervasiveness of harmful chemicals and pesticides in our everyday lives is unacceptable. We deserve and should expect better. Our promise to you is simple. Produce only Safe, Natural and Organic products that do no harm to our loved ones and to our environment. We believe all of SNO products will be the most Effective, truly Economical and best Eco-Healthy Cleaner you have ever used, and satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

Founded by mental health professionals, Stable Grounds Sanctuary is creating space for reciprocity and mutual healing across all living species.

While many conventional equine husbandry and land management practices unknowingly reproduce patterns of harm, Stable Grounds aims to engage in a reparative process that recognizes the systemic traumas that go down to our (literal) roots.

Stable Grounds Sanctuary is an invitation for intentional space-building, and restoring our relationship with the land, animals, and one another.

For more than 15 years the folks at Lyman Insure have gone above and beyond to ensure that their clients have the exact coverage they need. At Lyman Insure, our insurance products and services are backed by a solemn promise, to deliver the best protection for your business and your family. Our success is grounded in mitigating the inherent risks to help you reach your full personal and business potential.

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. Our NAACP Environmental Justice Committee plans to distribute information and acquire petition signatures for an ordinance in Windham for transitioning to renewable energy in all new construction and major renovations.

Phocas Seeds was started in 2019 by horticulturalist Corey Finke with the mission to provide gardeners, homesteaders, and farmers with high quality and unique, vegetable, herb, and medicinal seeds. Our seeds are adapted to CT as well as the greater eastern US. We focus on open pollinated and heirloom varieties grown in organic systems. All our seeds are grown in CT, NH, or PA, by small family farms. The majority of the seed we offer is grown on our farm in Thomaston & Plymouth CT, but we also source seed from two small family farms in NH and PA. All the farms that grow our seed use sustainable, regenerative, or organic practices. The health of the soil and ecosystems are important to us, and we ensure that the farms we work with share the same principles.

Organic Land Care is a sustainable ecological landscaping system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. The NOFA Organic Land Care Program works to foster professional competency in the area of organic landscaping and protect the public interest in responsible use of land care products and land resources.

Blue Hill Too is a small ADGA Registered Nubian dairy goat farm in Eastern CT, specializing in soap production. Our goats are family...from Goat to Soap!

Sasha's Whole Earth: Hoodoo is an African Traditional Religion practice that was formulated for the liberation of Black People. It is heavily practiced in the South in particular where my people come from. As a Gullah Geechee descendant most of my products are formulated with hoodoo and root working. As a result, my products are made specifically for black and brown people. We ask that you pay attention to the product descriptions to determine if you should be purchasing this product. Our products are 100% handmade with the highest quality herbs and materials. Each product is fully consecrated from beginning to end.

The Center for Sustainable Agriculture advances sustainable food and farming systems in Vermont and beyond. We cultivate partnership, support innovative research and practices, and inform policy to benefit Vermont communities and the UVM campus.

The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) is your source for accurate information on nutrition and health, always aiming to provide the scientific validation of traditional foodways. People seeking health today often condemn certain food groups — such as grains, dairy foods, meat, salt, fat, sauces, sweets and nightshade vegetables — but the Wise Traditions Diet is inclusive, not exclusive.

CitySeed’s three core programs are designed to support the entire food system – from field to shelf. Our year-round network of Farmers Markets’ brings local food directly to New Haven neighborhoods while supporting Connecticut farm viability. Sanctuary Kitchen partners with refugee and immigrant chefs to build economic opportunity and intercultural understanding through food. CitySeed Incubates is dedicated to breaking down barriers and fostering economic opportunities for aspiring food entrepreneurs in New Haven, in order to build a thriving culture of inclusive economic development through food in Connecticut.

Donnelly/Colt Progressive Resources is a family-owned and operated mail order business that has been designing and distributing union-made progressive materials promoting peace, social and environmental justice, and human rights since 1975. We also offer a full range of custom printing services, prompt, inexpensive, highest-quality, digital full-color union printing. Since 2009 we have generated all our electricity from solar photovoltaic panels that power our home and business.

Farm Credit East is a financial cooperative providing credit and financial services to farmers, commercial fishermen, forest products producers and agribusinesses in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Vermont. More than any other lender, we understand your unique credit needs and offer the specialized products, tools and services to help grow your success.

The mission of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is protecting, defending, and broadening the rights and viability of independent farmers, artisanal food producers, and their consumers. The FTCLDF protects the rights of farmers and consumers to engage in direct commerce; it protects the rights of farmers to sell the products of the farm and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice. FTCLDF is a true grassroots organization and receives no government funding and little or no corporate funding.

Offering current and past issues of Natural Awakenings with coverage of New Haven & Middlesex Counties; information about launching in Hartford, New London, Tolland, and Windham Counties; and marketing collaboration opportunities for CT NOFA members who wish to reach thousands of Connecticut readers and potential customers.

The Sierra Club of Connecticut is an environmental nonprofit, focused on climate issues, land and water protection, zero waste and composting, and wildlife issues. We engage folks through grassroots advocacy and legislative/ executive work. We will be distributing materials about the Sierra Club.