2021 Field Day Season

We hope you’ll join NOFA-NY for our 2021 Field Day Season! This year, we’ll be offering a mix of webinars and in-person events (with safety precautions). More events will be added to this page soon. Please sign up for our email list to stay in the loop!

All field day events are free of charge.

Upcoming Field Days

May 18 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Intro to Organic Composting and Vermicompost
@ Herricks Lane Farm
81-91 Herricks Ln, Riverhead, NY 11901

Join us for an on-farm demonstration of an organic static aerated composting system and continuous flow vermicompost system, hosted by Nicole Orens-Williams of Herricks Lane Farm.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

May 25 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Intro to Organic Farm Planning
Webinar

Join us for an overview of what beginning farmers need to know when establishing an organic farm, including startup costs, equipment, and planting plans, hosted by Farmer-to-Farmer Mentor, Don Cimato, of Homecoming Farm.

June 29 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Intro to Organic Transition
@ Sang Lee Farms
25180 County Rd 48, Peconic, NY 11958

Join us for a tour of Sang Lee Farms and learn about this farm’s journey to transition from a conventional farm selling strictly to terminal markets, wholesale distributors, and some restaurants, to becoming certified organic selling direct-to-consumers through their highly successful CSA, farmers markets, and farm stand.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

July 29 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Farm Tour: Fort Baptist Farm (Co-hosted by Groundswell)
@ Fort Baptist Farm
915 Coddington Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Fort Baptist Farm is a Black owned, family-run CSA farm. They were established in 2017, on unceded land of the Cayuga Nation.

The Baptist Family enjoys the outdoors and farming is the ultimate outdoor endeavor. Fort Baptist Farm values people over profit- and community and connectivity are ingrained in our practice of food sovereignty. Fort Baptist Farm believes that everyone should have access to great food; and they are excited to bring fresh organically produced food from the farm to the table.

About the presenter:
Dee Baptist enjoys dirt and cultivating and nurturing growing things – what better profession to exercise this love for the Earth than that of Farming. Although she demonstrates a number of competencies in administration, international relations, global development, and diplomacy; her love for the outdoors and the ability to manage her own time while contributing to her family and community is of paramount importance to her. Farming and agriculture provide that space where Dee feels at home expressing herself while connecting to the work that her ancestors have done for thousands of years.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

August 17 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Intro to No-Till Organic Management (Co-hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County)
@ Jamesport Farmstead
1192 Main Rd, Flanders, NY 11901

Join us for a tour of Jamesport Farmstead, and learn about benefits of no-till practices on a certified organic farm. See the impact of different management practices on soil loss during a rainfall simulation demonstration. Hosted by CCE Soil Scientist, Debbie Aller, and Ryan Lertora of Jamesport Farmstead.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

August 31 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Intro to Organic Farm Sales
@ Garden of Eve
4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901

Join us for a tour of Garden of Eve and learn about this farm’s journey from growing an ambitious garden to selling organic produce through farmer’s markets, farm stands, and CSA, hosted by Farmer-to-Farmer Mentor, Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht, of Garden of Eve Organic Farm.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

September 8 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Farm Tour: Rootwork Herbals & The Jane Minor BIPOC Community Medicine Garden (Co-hosted by Groundswell)
@ The Jane Minor BIPOC Community Medicine Garden
40 Burns Road, Brooktondale, NY 14817

Rootwork Herbals is the love, work, and play of community herbalist, Amanda David. Rootwork Herbals has evolved organically over the years to include various projects within herbalism that seek to build mutually beneficial relationships between people, plants, and planet. The Rootwork Herbals community has grown in include a herbal product line available at Bramble, herbal health consultations, a BIPOC free clinic, educational offerings such as the People’s Medicine School and Woke Without the Work, a BIPOC community garden, and the facilitation of BIPOC sanctuaries’ at various herb/agriculture conferences.

The garden is a sanctuary for folks to come together to connect with the Earth, the Plants, the Community, and with themselves. The garden has communal beds for all to freely enjoy, tend and harvest, as well as individual beds for folks to steward as they like. The garden also has a community herb drying shed, as well as a lending library of herb books and tools. Classes, work parties, food and medicine mutual aid and garden events happen regularly throughout the growing season. 

Registration is required. Space is limited.

September 28 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Intro to Organic Poultry Farming
@ Browder’s Birds
4050 Soundview Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952

Join us for a tour of Browder’s Birds and learn about this farm’s journey to becoming Long Island’s first certified organic and pastured poultry farm, hosted by Chris Browder.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

October 26 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Intro to Soil Health and Soil Carbon Proxy Testing (Co-hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County)
@ Early Girl Farm
279 South Country Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719

Join us for an on-farm demonstration of the NOFA/Mass soil carbon proxy protocols. Learn how soils support life and store carbon, and hear about one farmer’s journey to rehabilitate depleted soils. Hosted by Long Island Organic Transition Educator, Whitney Beaman, CCE Soil Scientist, Debbie Aller, and Patty Gentry of Early Girl Farm.

Registration is required. Space is limited.


Field Day Sponsors


Thanks to our sponsors, supporters, and members, we are able to offer all of our field days free of charge. If you’d like to support our educational programming you can donate here.