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April 2, 2019 •
NOFA-VT staff

Honoring Enid Story Share

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.

March 28, 2019 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Membership Coordinator & Policy Advisor

Member of the Month - April 2019

APRIL'S MEMBERS OF THE MONTH: Andrea Scott & Bill Suhr, Champlain Orchards (Shoreham, VT)

March 22, 2019 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Membership Coordinator & Policy Advisor

Spring 2019 Policy Update

Spring 2019 Policy Update

March 19, 2019 •
Erin Buckwalter, NOFA-VT Acting Director

Vote for new Board members

Members of NOFA Vermont will vote to elect 3 new members to the Board of Directors.

March 18, 2019 •
Phoebe Judge, Materials Review Specialist & Staff Inspector

Leftover Bulk Items for Sale

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.

March 3, 2019 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Membership Coordinator & Policy Advisor

Member of the Month - March 2019

MARCH'S MEMBERS OF THE MONTH: Amy Huyffer & Earl Ransom, Strafford Organic Creamery/Rock Bottom Farm (Strafford, VT)

February 1, 2019 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Membership Coordinator & Policy Advisor

Member of the Month - February 2019

FEBRUARY'S MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Christine Bourque & Adam Farris, Blue Heron Farm (Grand Isle)

January 21, 2019 •
NOFA-VT staff

Tribute to Enid

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.

January 15, 2019 •
Kim Mercer, NOFA-VT Communications Coordinator

A Conversation with Author/Farmer/Activist Leah Penniman

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.

January 4, 2019 •
Livy Bulger, NOFA-VT Education Coordinator

Grazing Dinner to Benefit Jr Iron Chef VT

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 3, 2019 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Membership Coordinator & Policy Advisor

Member of the Month - January 2019

JANUARY'S MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Mike Bald, Got Weeds? 

December 4, 2018 •
Livy Bulger, NOFA-VT Education Coordinator

2019 Winter Conference Keynote Speakers

In keeping with this year's theme—Food Traditions: Celebrating our Agricultural Roots—we are delighted to announce our keynote speakers:

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