Grow Well, Eat Well
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to building a community of organic food activists and educated consumers to help support New Hampshire's local organic farming community.
What's Happening at NOFA-NH?
Programs & Events
19th Annual Winter Conference
A Virtual Event on February 13 - 14, 2021
Join us for our 19th annual Winter Conference — Cultivating Stewardship: Health, Harmony and Resilience. This year’s conference will be held online only. Workshops will address topics including healing the land, soil health, ecosystem balance, food justice, creating a fair farm, herbalism and immune health, farmland access and social justice, organic seeds, and more! Visit our Winter Conference webpage for more information, including the keynote and list of speakers.
Executive Director, Organization for Refugee & Immigrant Success (ORIS)
A native of Somalia, Mr. Idhow attended secondary school in Kenya, and worked as the Farm Training Coordinator for the non-profit organization GT2, where he trained refugee camp residents on basic crop production. In the U.S., Mr. Idhow worked as an interpreter for the Manchester Community Health Center and for Southern New Hampshire Services before founding the Somali Bantu Community Association. Mr. Idhow has led ORIS since its inception in 2005.
In his Keynote Address, Mr. Idhow will speak about how ORIS is working to cultivate stewardship, health, harmony, and resilience in New Hampshire through sustainable agriculture, food access, and economic opportunities with programs such as Fresh Start Farms, the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project, the Mobile Market, and the New American Farmers Cooperative.
Spring 2021 Bulk Order Store Is Live!
NOFA-NH's annual Spring Bulk Order is a collective buying program for organic farming and gardening supplies. Small-scale gardeners and large-scale farmers can participate (NOFA-NH members save more). There are many items to choose from and special orders are happily accepted. No minimum purchase required. No shipping charges.
ORDER DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2021
Pick up March 20-21, 2021 in Andover, Weare, and Rochester, NH.
Organic Gardening Workshop Series
Our "Feeding the Family" Organic Gardening Workshop Series offers tips for new and experienced gardeners seeking to feed themselves and their families. Learn about garden planning, healthy soils, pests and diseases, container gardening, building raised beds and much more in this 15 class gardening series!
Attend 1, 2, 3 or all classes in the series, weekly from February 23 to April 27 and monthly from June to October.
NOFA & Community Events Calendar
Sundays in January 2021 — Real Organic Project Virtual Symposium
January 8-10 — NOFA/Mass Winter Conference
January 14 & 21 — Creating a Sales Forecast for Your Ag Business with UNH Extension
January 16-23 — NOFA-NY Winter Conference
January 27 — Shadow Falls North Film Screening and Panel Discussion
January 30-31 — NOFA-NJ Winter Conference
February 7 — Black Heritage Tea Talk: Racism, Land & The American Farming Landscape
February 7-March 4 — NOFA-VT Winter Conference
February 28 — NOFA-NH Bulk Order Deadline
March 5, 6, 13 — CT-NOFA & NOFA-RI Winter Conference
Recent Programs & Events:
Why Organic Now? Linking Social Justice to Personal and Planetary Health Virtual Panel Discussion and Q & A
The CRAFT of Farming Virtual Farm Tours
Organic Gardening Videos, featuring Ron Christie of Living Earth Farm
Dear Friends of NOFA-NH,
We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and well. In this uniquely challenging time, NOFA-NH is continuing the work of our fifty-year history to create resilient food systems across New Hampshire and the Northeast. But we can't do it without you. Our shared commitment to New Hampshire’s organic and sustainable farmers, producers, food workers, land care providers, activists and eaters is more important than ever. Here are a few ways you can help NOFA-NH strengthen our community:
Become a NOFA-NH member, renew your membership, or give the gift of membership.
Make a donation, and/or donate to a specific program.
Volunteer on our Board of Directors or one of our Committees.
NOFA-NH is an important source of education, promotion, and healthy food for so many. Your support is vital to our mission in every season.
Yours in Good Health and Healthy Food,
Resources to Help Our Community Cope With COVID-19:
Check out our Resources Page dedicated to information and opportunities for all members of our food system in response to COVID-19.
Our Organic Farm and Food Map featuring NH’s certified organic farmers and producers enables residents to search for organic crops and livestock in their community, support their neighbors, and purchase hyper-local food.
View our existing Resources Page for farmers, gardeners, educators, and eaters.
Peruse our E-newsletter Archive for information on past programs, policy initiatives, educational resources, and more.
Making Farms Centers of Justice and Fairness — Your Support is Needed!
The Northeast Organic Farming Association has been working with the Farm Worker Support Committee (CATA) and the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA) since 1999 to advocate for fairness in the domestic food system, to empower workers and farmers, build capacity, educate the public, and create lasting partnerships across sectors.
The Agricultural Justice Project was formed out of this collaborative effort and a major part of its work is the creation and management of the Food Justice Certified (FJC) program. This label sets the bar high for fair labor and trade practices and allows consumers to connect with farmers and other food businesses that use fair practices. AJP also offers cost share to farm operators for the certification process.
Please make a difference today and donate to AJP! As a member of the large and diverse NOFA community across 7 states, your donation today will help where it is needed most, on the farm.
Help AJP continue its dedicated efforts and accomplishments. Thank you for donating any amount!