January 2014 Blog Posts

January 29, 2014

GMO Labeling Hearing: February 6

The Vermont Senate Agricultural Committee has been hearing testimony on the GMO Labeling bill for weeks – ever since the legislative session opened in early January. Now, it's time for citizens to make their voices heard! Join the hearing at the Statehouse in Montpelier on February 6, starting at...

January 28, 2014

Community and School Gardens at the Winter Conference

The NOFA-VT Winter Conference brings together organic growers and eaters from across the food system. One of the ways the Winter Conference attracts this diversity is through a Community and School Garden Track for garden organizers and educators, presented by the Vermont Community Garden Network,...

January 24, 2014

Winter Conference Homesharing

Each year, we make this space available for people to coordinate homesharing over the conference weekend. Please leave a comment on this post if you have space for conference-goers to stay, or if you are looking for a place to stay. Remember to include your contact information in the body of the...

January 24, 2014

Hydroponics and Organics at the VOF Annual Meeting

Should hydroponic tomatoes be eligible for organic certification? VOF producers can discuss this and other topics at the Annual Meeting. It’s time once again for the annual Vermont Organic Farmers' Producer meeting. This year the meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 29 from 10-2 at the...

January 22, 2014

Making the Winter Conference More Affordable

Farmers, homesteaders, and students all tend to be frugal folks, and we work hard to keep the NOFA Vermont Winter Conference accessible to as many people as possible – while still paying our great presenters for their time and managing all the logistical costs of a three-day conference attended by...

January 21, 2014

Farming Beyond Borders: Cuba

NOFA-VT's Farming Beyond Borders program was initiated by Mimi Arnstein, NOFA-VT board member and farmer at Wellspring Farm in Marshfield to create and support exchanges between Vermont organic farmers and farmers beyond Vermont’s borders in order to increase production, improve environmental...

January 16, 2014

VTFMA Featured Market: Jeffersonville Farmers' & Artisan Market

NOFA-VT and the Vermont Farmers Market Association (VTFMA) work closely to support  farmers' market across the state. The latest in the series of featured markets in the Jeffersonville Farmers' and Artisan Market. Since opening in 2012, the Winter Jeffersonville Farmers’ and Artisan Market has...

January 13, 2014

Farming Beyond Borders: Puerto Rico

NOFA-VT's Farming Beyond Borders program was initiated by Mimi Arnstein, NOFA-VT board member and farmer at Wellspring Farm in Marshfield to create and support exchanges between Vermont organic farmers and farmers beyond Vermont’s borders in order to increase production, improve environmental...

January 7, 2014

Show your support for GMO labeling on January 16!

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/83722828] Vermont GMO labeling bill (H.112), which passed the VT House last May by a wide margin, is now being debated in the Vermont Senate. H.112  would require that foods made with  genetically engineered (GMO)  substances be labeled as such. Success in the House -- in...