NOFA-VT 50th Events

NOFA-VT turns 50 years old this year!

We are thrilled to announce a full season of opportunities to gather (both virtually and on farms) and celebrate 50 beautiful years of building our movement together while collectively imagining our next 50 years.

Pre-registration is required for all events to help us manage capacity and keep attendees updated about the governor’s COVID-safe guidelines for gathering. We will be following Stage 4 guidelines of the Vermont Forward Plan. Please RSVP below.

We hope you can join us at one (or all!) of the following events:


Stories from 50 Years of NOFA-VT: Storytelling Event

Thursday, June 10th, 7pm - 8:15pm on Zoom

Join us for a [virtual] Moth-like evening of story-telling. We'll hear stories from multiple leaders in the organic movement around the themes of "birth" and "community."

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Celebrate Your Farmer Social: Root 5 Farm (Fairlee)

Thursday, July 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for farm-fresh pizza, joyful connection and a celebration of Root 5 Farm in Fairlee! Root 5 Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm located on 38 acres along the Connecticut River. Certified since 2006, Root 5 Farm is owned by Benner Dana and Danielle Allen. These farmers and their team are dedicated to growing practices that use a holistic approach to soil fertility, pest control and plant and animal health to build soil through crop rotation, cover cropping, and minimal tillage.

Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a farm tour. All are welcome!

Address: Root 5 Farm, 2340 US Route 5 North, Fairlee

Cost: $10 suggested donation

Event Registration Full

 


 

Celebrate Your Farmer Social: Baird Farm (N. Chittenden)

Thursday, July 22, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for farm-fresh pizza, joyful connection and a celebration of Baird Farm in N. Chittenden! Established in 1918, this 560-acre farm has been in the Baird family for four generations. Bonnie and Robert Baird own and operate the farm today while their daughter Jenna and her partner Jacob run the maple syrup retail business. Baird Farm manages 200 acres of sugarwoods, maintaining 14,000 taps.

Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a farm tour. All are welcome!

 

Address: Baird Farm, 65 West Rd, North Chittenden

Cost: $10 suggested donation

Event Registration Full

 


47th Annual NOFA Summer Conference (virtual):Cultivating the Grassroots Organic Movement

Friday 7/30 through Friday 8/6

The NOFA Summer Conference is a dynamic and diverse gathering of people working at the intersections of organic agriculture and gardening, food justice, land management, education, carbon sequestration, environment and health.

Cost: Sliding scale $45-$250 

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Celebrate Your Farmer Social: SUSU commUNITY Farm (Brattleboro)

Wednesday, August 4th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for farm-fresh pizza, joyful connection and a celebration of SUSU commUNITY Farm in Brattleboro! The SUSU commUNITY Farm is a Afro Indigenous stewarded farm and land based healing center in Southern Vermont that elevates Vermont’s land and foodways. The farm creates health equity by offering culturally relevant spaces that center earth based and Afro Indigenous health and healing traditions as well as reclaiming and centering Afro Indigenous wisdom, stories, and legacies.

Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a farm tour.  All are welcome!

Address: Susu Community Farm @ Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Square, Brattleboro

Cost: $10 suggested donation

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Celebrate Your Farmer Social: Tamarlane Farm (Lyndonville)

Thursday, August 12th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for farm-fresh pizza, joyful connection and a celebration of Tamarlane Farm in Lyndonville! Owned and oprerated by Eric and Cathy Paris, Tamarlane Farm produces certified organic grass-fed beef, certified organic vegetables as well as operating an on-farm commercial composting facility. 800 tons of compost from their restaurant,The Freighthouse, surrounding businesses, area schools and institutions are processed annually into nutrient-rich compost approved for use on organic farms.

Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a farm tour. All are welcome!

Address: Tamarlane Farm, 2455 Pudding Hill Rd, Lyndonville

Cost: $10 suggested donation

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Celebrate Your Farmer Social: Clear Brook Farm (Shaftsbury)

Wednesday, August 18th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for farm-fresh pizza, joyful connection and a celebration of Clear Brook Farm in Shaftsbury! Owned and operated by Andrew Knafel, the farm cultivates  25 acres of vegetables and small fruits. Since 2003, the farm has participated in two core NOFA-VT community food access programs, Senior Farm Share and Farm Share, both which increase food access for limited-income community members. Since participating, the farm has provided shares to over 1,500 seniors and 15 households in their community.

Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a farm tour. All are welcome!

Address: Clear Brook Farm, 47 Hidden Valley Rd, Shaftsbury

Cost: $10 suggested donation

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6th Annual Farmer Olympics: Honey Field Farm (Norwich)

Tuesday, August 31st, 4pm - 7:30pm

Farmers and farm crews! Use those agricultural talents to go for the gold at this mid-season extravaganza competition hosted this year at Honey Field Farm in Norwich. Individual farm teams will show off their finely-honed skills in events ranging from physical to cerebral to just plain ridiculous. Unwind, celebrate the season, and kick back before that heavy fall workload begins. Dinner from the NOFA-VT pizza oven will be provided for all participants. May the best farm win!

Teams must be 4-5 people. Mixed-farm teams are allowed. Larger crews may be split into smaller teams.

Address: Honey Field Farm, 55 Butternut Road, Norwich

Free to participating teams

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Abenaki Land Link Harvest Festival: Farm at VYCC (Richmond) 

Saturday, Septemeber 25th, 11am - 3pm

Join us for a day all about celebrating the harvest season through food, ceremony, storytelling and field walks. Learn more about the Abenaki Land Link Project, a collaboration between the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk - Abenaki Nation and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT). This project provides Indigenous seeds to gardeners, homesteaders and commercial growers around Vermont to grow and harvest food for Abenaki citizens, while also providing an educational opportunity for the growers to examine the concepts of land access, food sovereignty and Indigenous crop resilience. 

Address: Farm at VT Youth Conservation Corps, 1949 E. Main St, Richmond

Free

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2021 On-Farm Workshops

locations, times, and costs vary - discounts for NOFA-VT members!

On-farm workshops are part of our annual programming, but hey -- consider using our 50th birthday as the inspiration to spend time learning new skills alongside other farmers, homesteaders, and gardeners!

Commercial Vegetable Growers:

Commercial Dairy:

Homesteaders/Gardeners:

 

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Thank you to our generous sponsors for making a season of celebratory events possible!

 

 

 

 

 
Have a question? Please reach out to Development & Engagement Director Erin Buckwalter at [email protected] or 802-434-4122.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

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