A Letter From the Board President
To Our Members, Supporters, Partners, and Future Allies,
As NOFA-NH’s Board President, I am proud to share our many accomplishments over the last year with you.
In 2018, we provided food security to low-income New Hampshire residents through our Farm Share Program, and participation in NH Gleans. Through our Bulk Order Program, we were a source of discounted organic farming and gardening supplies. We provided educational opportunities to hundreds of farmers, gardeners and consumers by hosting our annual Winter Conference, a documentary film screening on GMOs, and a panel discussion on fair labor. We expanded our community by growing our Board of Directors and our membership, and launched new member benefits by instituting a membership forum, a classifieds section, and additional marketing opportunities.
NOFA-NH has exciting plans for 2019. We will continue our Farm Share Program and our participation in NH Gleans, providing food security for low-income individuals and families in New Hampshire. This spring, we’re launching a new 9-part organic gardening series taught by NOFA-NH Board Member Ron Christie. Our annual Winter Conference will host keynote speaker Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, 40 educational workshops, a green market fair, and more! Our annual Bulk Order program is already underway, providing discounts on organic farming and gardening supplies. We’ll be launching a CRAFT Program promoting organic farming workforce development, and professional development opportunities for farmers and farm workers. Our interactive Farm & Food Map featuring all of NH”s organic farmers and producers will launch this spring. And we aim to continue to grow our community by adding 50 new members this year.
On behalf of our Board and Staff, thank you for your continued support!
President, NOFA-NH Board of Directors