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.
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).
Farmer-musicians Bennett Konesni and Edith Gawler from Duckback Farm in Maine are coming to our neighborhood for a residency during the week of September 11-15, 2017. They will be leading work song workshops at farms and businesses in our area throughout the week, and you are invited!
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36th Annual NOFA-VT Winter Conference February 17-19, 2018 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT Proposal application period: August 1, 2017 - September 20, 2017 Proposals will not be accepted after September 20, 2017
Teams of farmers from all over Vermont will come together to compete in a wide range of events designed to challenge farmers’ field skills. The third annual Farmer Olympics, hosted by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA Vermont), is a chance to take a mid-season break and enjoy some healthy competition with fellow farmers.
VT-FEED (Food Education Every Day) has partnered with five Summer Meals sites around the state to encourage more local food purchasing and nutrition education while school is out of session.
A sustainable food system depends on the viability of farms and the accessibility of nutritious food for everyone. With increased farm participation and community involvement, the Farm Share Program has the opportunity to bring local food to more people who need it.
Whether you’ve got farmland you’re looking to sell or to lease, or seeking land to establish or grow your farm, the New England Farmlink Collaborative is a new partnership of agricultural support specialists ready to help. The “friendly portal” not only provides detailed listings that are constantly updated, but also guidance around transitioning farmland for those seeking or listing properties. Links to local farmland linking organizations, worksheets to help prepare to assess land, information about how to establish lease rates are just a few of the other pieces provided alongside the listings of properties throughout the region.
It all began nine years ago when Mary started bringing fresh vegetables from her home garden into the classroom. She was astounded to find that many of her students did not recognize a carrot. The students didn’t know what it was, where it came from, or how it could possibly be tasty or healthful. So she set out on the long journey to bring a Farm to School program to Albert S. Hall, a 4th & 5th grade school in Waterville, Maine.
After gathering input from organic farmers, researchers, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), and the public over the past ten years, the National Organic Program (NOP) rolled out its Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule (OLPP) in January.
On Capitol Hill, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) represents the interests of the now $43 billion organic industry. Organic Consumers Association (OCA) advocates on behalf of those who buy organic food and other products.
As a member of the National Organic Coalition (NOC), each year NOFA Vermont travels to Washington, D.C. to meet with our elected officials about issues impacting organic farmers and consumers.