NOFAvore Socials

 

Wood-fired Pizza

This year we will be hosting two kinds of NOFAvore socials,  both providing opportunities for important feedback from our community and featuring products from the host farm  and plenty of time to socialize and enjoy the company of fellow NOFAvores.

At the two socials on July 9 and August 6, you can join in a discussion about the new efforts of Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF) to market certified organic products statewide. VOF Certification Staff will unveil a new marketing campaign intended to increase consumer awareness and purchasing of Vermont certified organic products. Farmers will also gain new skills in marketing the benefits of local and organic to consumers. A brief survey will be handed out along with the meal.

The remaining five socials will be NOFA socials, in which we will invite your comments on the direction YOU think NOFA Vermont should take in the future. We’re in the midst of developing our five-year strategic plan, and we want to hear from you as we determine our priorities over the next five years and beyond. These socials follow workshops, but workshop attendance is not required. However, pre-registration is requested to attend these socials.

2012 Socials

July 9, 6pm • Putney
VOF social follows “Growing Great Garlic”

July 24, 1pm • Irasburg
NOFA social follows “Improved Grazing and Pasture Management"

August 6, 6pm • Brandon
VOF social follows “Greenhouse Tomato Production"

August 8, 6:30pm • Shaftsbury
NOFA social follows “Organic Sweet Corn Production"

August 30, 6pm • East Thetford
NOFA social follows “Cut Flower Management for Commercial Production"

September 12, 6pm • Marshfield
NOFA social follows “Soil Testing, Management, and Cover Crop Strategies"

September 18, 6pm • Enosburg Falls
NOFA social follows “Planting for the Seasons and Root Cellaring"