September 2017 Blog Posts

September 27, 2017 •
Chris Sims, NOFA-VT member

Kelly King, Generous & Passionate

Kelly King was an amazing woman. Before brain cancer took her life prematurely, she lived absolutely whole-heartedly...touching so many people with her generous spirit and gifts of knowledge and ideas. She was a strong advocate for a sustainable local food system, and at her funeral (on September 23rd, 2017 in Jericho, Vermont), her dear friend Chris Sims (who is a supporting member of NOFA Vermont) gave a poignant eulogy that touched on Kelly's loving spirt, and zeal for all things wild and edible. This is an excerpt from Chris's speech.

September 25, 2017 •
Jen Miller, NOFA-VT Farmer Services Coordinator

NOFA Cost of Production Project

Five factsheets are now available that present cost of production data aggregated from participating farms; these provide metrics to guide farmers’ crop and production planning for winter squash, potatoes, onions, carrots, and head lettuce.  Supplemental factsheets present tips for cost of production analysis, crop profitability comparisons, and whole farm financial metrics.  Using this combination of tools, resources, and available technical assistance, farmers can strategically increase the profitability of their farm businesses.

September 5, 2017 •
Kim Mercer, NOFA-VT Communications Coordinator

NOFA-VT Announces Consumer Behavior Study

Matrix Marketing Group is partnering with Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) to conduct a consumer behavior research project, focused on discovering the trends that influence when consumers purchase from Vermont's direct markets. These direct markets include farmers markets, farm stands, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).