Programs & Events
Feeding the Family Organic Gardening Series **CANCELLED**
Join Organic Farmer and NOFA-NH’s Leading Gardener of the Year Ron Christie at the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn, NH for 9 organic gardening workshops. Learn about vegetable garden planning, healthy soil, container and raised bed gardening, a four-season harvest, and so much more! Classes run March 4 – April 22, 2020.
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, 13 certified organic partners have provided discounted CSA shares to 140+ low-income NH residents.
The CRAFT* of Farming
Our 2019 CRAFT (*Collaborative Regional Alliances for Farmer Training) Program provided opportunities for farmers, aspiring farmers, farm workers, and the food-aware public to learn from experienced growers, share with peers, acquire technical education and build social support. Thank you Brookford Farm, Work Song Farm and Kearsarge Gore Farm for hosting The CRAFT of Farming and for being a place for others to learn about how organic foods are raised.
2020 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 2020 customers and host pick-up sites Belletetes, Country Three Corners, and Spaulding Industrial complex.
18th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference:
Grow Well, Eat Well
Thank you to all who made our 18th annual Winter Conference on Saturday February 8th, 2020 at Kearsarge Regional High School a success! Learn more about the 2020 Conference here.
Fundamentals of Organic Lawn Care Workshops
The Merrimack County Conservation District and NOFA-NH hosted three FREE workshops presented by Britt Phillips, owner of Complete Land Organics. Attendees learned that creating a sustainable, healthy, chemical free lawn begins with understanding what is happening biologically in the soil to take the next step to a healthy and sustainable lawn.
NOFA-NH participates in NH Gleans, a network of organizations increasing the availability of fresh and local produce distributed through food pantries, soup kitchens, community suppers and schools in NH. Gleaning Coordinators and volunteers harvest food from farms and farmers markets that have not been distributed or sold, and donate them to organizations supplying food to community members in need.
NOFA Cost of Production Project
NOFA-NH, NOFA/MASS, and NOFA-VT worked with 30 organic vegetable farmers to determine the cost of production of vegetable crops commonly grown in the Northeast. Funded by a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, this project developed tools, provided technical assistance, and aggregated data into factsheets to support farmers’ production planning and assist them in increasing the profitability of their farm businesses.
Film Screenings & Panel Discussions
Learn more about NOFA-NH's film screenings and panel discussions.
2019: "The Pollinators"
Food Solutions Forum
The Food Solutions Forum brought farmers, fishermen, small business owners, food workers, producers, advocates, scientists, presidential candidates and the public together for a non-partisan discussion of food and agriculture.
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!
Sign up to receive NOFA-NH's monthly eNews and periodic Action Alert emails to keep up-to-date on local and national opportunities to show your support for sustainable and organic practices.
Donate to NOFA-NH today to fuel the organic food movement in New Hampshire.
Give of your time and talents as a volunteer: check out NOFA-NH's current volunteer opportunities.
NOFA & Community Events Calendar
Please check with event hosts about possible cancellations.
Forum-Style Calls for Farmers: UNH Extension is hosting one-hour, online Zoom calls for NH farmers to discuss adaptation strategies, concerns, and needs in response to the novel coronavirus.
Fridays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM — NH Food Alliance Network Cafe Webinar, a weekly COVID-19 & Equity group call
May 5-26 — NOFA-NJ Webinar Series: Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist
May 22 — Resiliency Skills Webinar Series: Inviting Beneficial Insects to Your Farm (NOFA/Mass)
May 27 — Soil Health Assessment for Farmers & Gardeners (NOFA/Mass, NOFA-NJ, CT-NOFA)
May 28 — Food Systems Summit: The Future of Food Policy
June 10 — North Country Lunch & Learn: Backyard Chickens: Bird is the Word
NOFA/Mass Min Till Monthly Farmer Calls. All calls at 7 – 8 pm. Dial 413-259-8022 to join. 2020 Schedule: Mon May 4, NO JUNE CALL, Mon July 6, Mon Aug 3, Mon Sept 7, Mon Oct 5, Mon Nov 2, Mon Dec 7