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). Registration for in-person events will open later this spring, and 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
April 27 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Intro to Organic Crop Certification
Join us for a webinar on organic crop certification with an overview of a completed application and organic system plan, hosted by Long Island Organic Transition Educator, Whitney Beaman, NOFA-NY Crop Certification Coordinator, Kristen Barker, and Farmer-to-Farmer Mentor, Phil Barbato, of Biophilia Organic Farm.
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.
May 25 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Intro to Organic Farm Planning
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.
August 17 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Intro to No-Till Organic Management
@ 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.
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.
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.
October 26 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Intro to Soil Health and Soil Carbon Proxy Testing
@ Early Girl Farm
99 Adelaide Ave, East Moriches, NY 11940
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.
The field days above are offered through the Long Island Organic Transition Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to organic farmers on Long Island. Learn more.