Programs & Events

NOFA-NH offers a variety of programs throughout the year: Winter Conference, Spring Bulk Order, Feeding the Family Organic Gardening Series, the Farm Share Program, and a variety of educational film screenings and panel discussions.

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NOFA-NH's 50th Anniversary & Events

In 1971, the Northeast Organic Farming Association was started by Samuel Kaymen along with a group of young environmentalists, farmers, and concerned citizens. Since that time, the organization has grown branches in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. NOFA-NH is proud to be a founding chapter along with our neighbors at NOFA-VT. To commemorate our 50th anniversary, we developed a “Conversations with the Founders” video series featuring early board members, founders and volunteers, and are hosting two exciting events to honor this milestone in 2022. We look forward to you joining us in August and October to celebrate 50 years of NOFA! 

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NOFA-NH Winter Conference

Each winter, NOFA-NH hosts our annual Winter Conference, a convergence of the various stakeholders in the organic farming, gardening, and food movement in New Hampshire and beyond. Join us to learn from experts and think critically about the future our food system  as we anticipate the arrival of spring and our next growing season.

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Spring Bulk Order

 

NOFA-NH's annual Spring Bulk Order is a collective buying program for organic farming and gardening supplies. Thank you to our host pick-up sites: Belletetes, Country Three Corners, and Spaulding Industrial complex. 

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Feeding the Family Organic Gardening Series

 

NOFA-NH's "Feeding the Family" Organic Gardening Workshop Series offers tips for new and experienced gardeners seeking to feed themselves and their families.

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NOFA-NH Farm Share Program

 

The Farm Share Program connects low-income NH individuals, families, and seniors with certified organic NOFA-NH member farms to provide them with reduced cost community supported agriculture (CSA) shares consisting of a season's worth of local, fresh farm products. Since 2017, 16 partner farms have provided discounted CSA shares to 500+ low-income NH residents.

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The CRAFT of Farming

Our CRAFT Program provides learning and networking opportunities for farmers, aspiring farmers, farm workers, and food-aware members of the public. Each year NOFA-NH coordinates CRAFT tours across the state, creating opportunities for peer-to-peer learning for our farming community.

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Book Study

 

NOFA-NH partners with Seacoast NH Permaculture to host a book study for members in the winter and early spring months. The goal of this program is to expand our knowledge and understanding of topics relating to organic farming and permaculture and to provide a space for members of our communities to connect with one another.

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NH Feeding NH

In the spring of 2020, NOFA-NH partnered with the NH Food Bank, NH Farm Bureau, and NH Food Alliance to create a program providing locally grown food to those in need. This program connects food pantries with local farmers in their area to create partnerships and provide them with the funding to purchase more produce, fruit, dairy protein and more.

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NOFA Summer Conference

The NOFA Summer Conference is a dynamic and diverse gathering of people working at the intersections of organic agriculture and gardening, food justice, land management, education, carbon sequestration, environment and health. This event is organized by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, an affiliation of seven state chapters (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont).

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Film Screenings & Panel Discussions

NOFA-NH periodically hosts both in-person and virtual film screenings and panel discussions.

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Education & Activism

 

NOFA-NH is dedicated to building a community of organic food activists and educated consumers to help support New Hampshire's local organic farming community. Organic farming is important to creating a sustainable future because the practices of organic agriculture help to reverse climate change, restore vitality to the soil, and build healthy communities for all living creatures. 

 

We recognize that more resources and greater education is needed to help farmers, gardeners, and consumers learn to work together to build a support network. In an age of industrial agriculture, we're working to re-establish a shared sense of pride and participation in a community-based food system that links local farmers with local consumers, and rewards them both equally.

We need your help to build a strong organic community in NH!