Our Programs

Advocacy for Agriculture

NOFA Vermont is engaged with a broad range of public policy issues of interest to our members and related to our programs in organic agriculture, local food systems, and consumer education.  

Apprentice and Farm Worker

The Apprentice and Farm Worker program trains the next generation of Vermont's farmers, connecting people wanting to learn organic farming with experienced farmers willing to share their expertise. 

Farm Financial Resources

Grants, loans, and business planning services available for Vermont farmers.

Farm Share

Assists limited-income Vermonters in obtaining farm fresh fruits and vegetables through partially-subsidized community supported agriculture (CSA) shares with local farms.

Farm to Community Mentors

Expanding agricultural awareness by developing a community understanding of agriculture and to develop on-going relationships between communities, schools, and their local farms.  

Gardener Education

Information, workshops, and links for Vermont's organic gardeners and homesteaders. 

Journey Farmer

A two-year mentoring program for beginning farmers in the first few years of running their own farming enterprise in Vermont.

Marketing Farm Products

Assistance for farmers’ market managers and farmers who sell through CSAs, farm stands, and farmers' markets on the direct marketing farm products. 

 

Mobile Oven

NOFA-VT's mobile, wood-fired oven visits over 50 events each year to educate, inspire, and share the flavors of Vermont's farms.

Organic Certification

Vermont Organic Farmers provides organic certification services for farmers and processors in Vermont.

Technical Assistance

Information, services and support for beginning and established dairy, livestock, fruit, and vegetable growers.

Vermont Food Education Every Day

Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED) is a community-based approach to school food system change in a rural state through the collaboration of two Vermont nonprofits, NOFA Vermont and Shelburne Farms.