Programs & Events
The CRAFT* of Farming
Our 2020 CRAFT Program is providing virtual learning opportunities for farmers, aspiring farmers, farm workers, and food-aware members of the public. In live Zoom webinars, attendees will learn from experienced growers, share with peers, acquire technical education and build social support. The program is expanding in 2020! We will be offering six tours from July to October.
Feeding the Family Organic Gardening Series
Organic Farmer and NOFA-NH’s Leading Gardener of the Year Ron Christie led organic gardening workshops at the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn, NH.
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.
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.
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!
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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
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
July 20-August 9 — NOFA Summer Conference (online)
August 4-October 27 — UNH Extension's New Farmer School
August 9-September 6 — Crop Production Workshop Series at Tufts: Organic Farming and Food Systems (3): Fall Harvest
August 12 — NOFA-NH's CRAFT of Farming Virtual Tour of Hip Peas Farm
August 18 — Northeast Farmers of Color's Cooperative Land Tenure with Leah Penniman
August 18 — NOFA-NY Field Day Webinar: Growing Resilience with Farm and Garden Seed Stewardship
August 26 — NOFA-NH's CRAFT of Farming Virtual Tour of Mermaid Hill Vineyard
September 9 — NOFA-NH's CRAFT of Farming Virtual Tour of Kearsarge Gore Farm
September 9 — NOFA-NY Field Day Webinar: 7 Seeds to Sow in September
September 30 — NOFA-NH's CRAFT of Farming Virtual Tour of Hop N Hen Farm
October 15 — NOFA-NH's CRAFT of Farming Virtual Tour of Stonewall Farm
October — New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Farm Business Planning Course