Winter Conference participants were given the opportunity to share written and recorded memories of Enid. Below, listen to some stories that were recorded at the event.
APRIL'S MEMBERS OF THE MONTH: Andrea Scott & Bill Suhr, Champlain Orchards (Shoreham, VT)
Spring 2019 Policy Update
Members of NOFA Vermont will vote to elect 3 new members to the Board of Directors.
Get some great deals on items left over from NOFA-VT’s annual Bulk Order, a buying program that gives NOFA-VT members and the general public the chance to purchase quality farm and garden products that meet the National Organic Standards at volume discounts.
New study: Pesticide levels in children and adults drop dramatically after one week of eating organic
MARCH'S MEMBERS OF THE MONTH: Amy Huyffer & Earl Ransom, Strafford Organic Creamery/Rock Bottom Farm (Strafford, VT)
FEBRUARY'S MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Christine Bourque & Adam Farris, Blue Heron Farm (Grand Isle)
Enid Wonnacott, executive director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont for the past 31 years and a deeply committed advocate for organic farming and the agricultural community at large, passed away on January 19, 2019. A tribute to Enid and her work was held at the 37th Annual NOFA Vermont Winter Conference on February 16, 2019. Hosted by Peter Forbes, the tribute features remarks by farmers Jack Lazor (Butterworks Farm), Scout Proft (Someday Farm) and Andy Jones (Intervale Community Farm) and a musical performance by Chris Dorman.
Leah Penniman is the founder of Soul Fire Farm and the author of "Farming While Black: African Disasporic Wisdom for Farming & Food Justice." We are so excited to present her as our keynote speaker on Day 1 of our 37th Annual Winter Conference. This interview was recorded and transcribed in January 2019.
For one special evening on Sunday, February 10, gather with us at The Great Northern for a grazing-style dinner (many small, passed plates and bites) to celebrate local food and benefit Jr Iron Chef VT! Six celebrated local chefs have each paired with a winning Jr Iron Chef VT team throughout the winter to cook together and share their culinary knowledge.
JANUARY'S MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Mike Bald, Got Weeds?
Earlier this month, after much debate, the Farm Bill Conference Committee came out with a compromise package that was passed by the Senate (87-13) and the House (386-47).
Congressional Record Statement about Enid Wonnacott, which was read by Senator Bernie Sanders on the Senate Floor, December 2018.
In keeping with this year's theme—Food Traditions: Celebrating our Agricultural Roots—we are delighted to announce our keynote speakers: