The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), in partnership with the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Vermont Agency of Food and Markets, had a very successful Agriculture Literacy Week that featured a variety of community events. (November 18-24, 2019).
In keeping with this year's Winter Conference theme—Celebrating Our Interdependence—we are excited to announce our keynote speaker. Registration will open Monday, December 9th!
In October, the USDA reopened its comment period regarding the Origin of Livestock rule for organic dairy animals, originally proposed in 2015.
A couple weeks ago, Nature Communications published a study then shared widely with titles designed for shock factor, such as MIT Technology Review’s: “So
Action Alert Tell USDA to Finalize the 2015 Origin of Livestock Rule to Close Organic Dairy Loopholes
NOFA-VT and VT FEED are happy to announce that Helen Rortvedt will be joining our team as the Farm to School Program Director to replace Abbie Nelson who will be retiring December 31, 2019.
NOFA-VT will work this school year with four elementary schools around Vermont, and their 4th grade classes on a Farm to School United States Department of Agriculture Grant Project (FTS USDA Grant).
After more than 30 years of coordinating the NOFA Vermont Bulk Order, NOFA has decided to close the program. While the number of certified organic farmers and organic gardeners continues to grow, the number and volume of orders has continued to decline for the past 5 years.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this first Farm Hop a success! All proceeds from this walk will go to support NOFA-VT’s Farm Share program, which provides limited income Vermonters with access to reduced cost fresh foods through local CSA farms. Why do we walk in the Farm Hop? We walk to bring community to farmers, to take time to hear their experience, and to say thank you!
On Tuesday, August 6th 2019, farmers and farm crews came together at the Intervale Community Farm in Burlington to compete for the gold at this mid-season extravaganza.
Vermont farmers will go for the gourd at the 5th Annual NOFA-VT Farmer Olympics. Teams of farmers from all over Vermont will convene from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 6th at the Intervale Community Farm in Burlington.
In this monthly feature, we recognize one of our members as a way to celebrate all the wonderful people who make up the NOFA-VT community. This month we talked to John & Joy Primmer of Wildstone Farm in Pownal, Vermont.