NOFA-NH E-Newsletter: January 2019
Save the Date for NOFA-NH's Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop Series
Apply to Participate in the Farm Share Program
Are you certified organic, a member of NOFA-NH and have a CSA? If so, apply to participate in our Farm Share Program for financial assistance providing a subsidized farm share to limited-income individuals and families. Applications due February 15, 2019.
NOFA-NH E-Newsletter: June 2019
The CRAFT of Farming: An Update from Brookford Farm
The first farm tour of the season, kicking off our CRAFT Program at Brookford Farm on June 1st, was inspiring! Established and beginning farmers discussed topics ranging from their experiences with various methods of organic dairy, vegetable, pork and poultry production, to marketing, cover crops, electrical fencing, tools, and more. The tour was part of our CRAFT Program (Collaborative Regional Alliances for Farmer Training) showcasing places where real, local organic foods are being raised. These events are FREE to NOFA-NH members, Farmers and Farm Workers. Tickets: $5 per person, $10 per family. All proceeds go to the hosting farms. Registration Required. Next Tours: August 3 and October 5th.
Apply for Reduced Cost CSAs Through Our Farm Share Program!
The NOFA-NH Farm Share Program provides low-income NH residents with certified organic farm shares consisting of a season's worth of local, fresh farm products at a reduced cost. Eligible NH residents are invited to apply for reduced cost farm shares from participating farms.
We are thrilled to continue our Farm Share Program in 2019 thanks to generous support from the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation.
NOFA-NH is Hiring for Gleaning Coordinator!
NOFA-NH is hiring a Gleaning Coordinator to work in the Grafton County/Plymouth area. The Gleaning Coordinator will develop relationships with local farms and recipient organizations, recruit and train volunteers, and implement gleanings throughout the area. This is a part-time, seasonal position, beginning ASAP and running to December. Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. This position will remain open until filled. View the job description at the link below.
Round Up This Month for NOFA-NH at Nature's Green Grocer in Peterborough!
Nature's Green Grocer will be donating a portion of proceeds to NOFA-NH through their Green Giving Program this summer, starting with a Round Up program throughout June! This month, customers will have the option to "round up" their total to the nearest dollar and the difference will be donated to NOFA-NH. Thank you Nature’s Green Grocer, and your customers!
The 10th Annual Herb & Garden Day is June 15th
Herbal educators and seasoned growers from all walks of life will be coming together to share their unique knowledge and build upon a tapestry of age old wisdom about herbs and natural medicine, native plants, organic gardening, permaculture, traditional homesteading practices, beekeeping, brewing, and the healing power of nature on Saturday June 15th from 9 AM – 5 PM at Canterbury Shaker Village. Online registration closes June 14th. (Walk-ins welcome.)
Attend the NH Healthy Soil Legislation Listening Session: June 26, 7 - 8:30 PM
Learn more about the in-process NH Healthy Soil Legislation at a listening session hosted by Stonewall Farm. Organized by the NH Healthy Soil Legislation Group, this is an exciting chance to give feedback and input, and to learn more. Snacks will be provided. Registration required.
Save the Date for NOFA's Summer Conference August 9 - 11, 2019
Enjoy a festive summer weekend, workshops for adults, kids and teens, over 60 vendors, live music, games and amazing food at NOFA’s 45th annual Summer Conference with keynote speaker Sandor Katz at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA this August! This year's conference theme is "Nutrition Matters | Soil Health Builds Human Health." Registration for this family friendly event is now open, with early bird rates ending June 30th. Remember, all NOFA members save 20% on registration. We hope to see you there!
Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Food and Farming?
Civil Eats is tracking where the 2020 presidential candidates stand on food and farming. “Food and farming haven’t been high on the list of campaign priorities in recent decades, except maybe in Iowa. But this year, that appears to be shifting. With the pivotal role that rural voters played in the 2016 election firmly in mind, many presidential candidates are zooming in to address the challenges that abound in today’s farm country. And a number of them are connecting agriculture to other pressing issues—notably climate change, food insecurity, economic development, and more,” writes Civil Eats editors. You can read about each of the candidates positions on these issues. Updates will be posted as information arises.
Meet Our Members: Introducing Ted LeBow and Kitchen Table Consultants
NOFA-NH's knowledgeable and passionate members make our organization great. That's why we offer our members with farms and farm-related businesses eligibility to be featured in the 'Meet Our Members' e-news column. Each month, we make our community a little closer by introducing you to someone new. Featured members are chosen by random lottery.
Welcome New & Renewing Members
Thank you to our NOFA-NH Members who became new members and renewed their membership in April, May & June 2019.
Renewing Members: Darlene & William Bailey, Rick Estes, Picadilly Farm, Victoria Mary Smith, and Stephen Wade
New Members: Alice Groh, Thomas Hirchak, Brent Mahana, NH Food Alliance, Norman Pinard, George Thompson, and Linda Van Arsdale
Work Song Farm Seeks Full-Time Year-Round Employee
Work Song Farm seeks full-time year-round employee to start before Aug. 2019. We’re a small-scale diverse organic vegetable farm located just outside Concord. No experience needed. Enthusiasm required. Contact Dan and Abby for more details. Worksongfarm@gmail.com; 603-219-0297.
NOFA-NH Members may post 1 free Classified per month on our Classifieds page and in this newsletter. Not yet members may post a Classified in the e-news and on our website for $45 per Classified per month. To inquire about this program and to share your Classified with our community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 15: 10th Annual Herb & Garden Day, Canterbury, NH
Saturday, June 15: McLane Center Pollinator Garden Demonstration, Concord, NH
Wednesday, June 26: NH Healthy Soil Legislation Listening Session, Keene, NH
Tuesday, July 9: NOFA-NH Board Meeting, Concord, NH
Saturday, August 3: The CRAFT of Farming: Tour of Work Song Farm, Hopkinton, NH
August 9 - 11: NOFA Summer Conference, Amherst, MA
August 23 - 25: Monadnock Farm Tour & Film Festival
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