As the only statewide organization dedicated to organic food and farming, NOFA-NY has been working with organic growers for over 35 years. Now, to keep our community safe, we’ve transitioned to hosting our annual field day series via webinar rather than in-person. Stay tuned – registration for these field days will open soon!
July 15 @ 6:00 pm
Adapting and Collaborating to Grow the Farm
Main Street Farms, Cortland NY
The Main Street Farms team runs a diversified vegetable and hemp operation with CSA, wholesale, and farmers market customers. Since 2011, owners Bob Cat and Allan have grown the business each year with the help of family, friends, and a knowledgeable farm crew. They collaborate with other local farms and food businesses to support a vibrant local food community in Central New York. This field day will cover a range of topics, including high tunnel summer crop production, harvesting and post harvest handling, and soil health.
August 18 @ 6:00 pm
Growing Resilience with Farm and Garden Seed Stewardship
Hudson Valley Seed Company at Four Fold Farm, Accord, NY
The farmers and storytellers at Hudson Valley Seed Company invite you to tour Four Fold Farm, where they grow open pollinated seed and preserve crop diversity by selecting unique, rare, and hard-to-find varieties. Learn how a seed farm is different (and similar) to other farms that grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs, and why seed saving is crucial now more than ever. This field day will cover soil health, organic production methods, harvest, and a seed saving demo with Farmer Katie Wong.
September 9 @ 7:00 pm
7 Seeds to Sow in September
Fruition Seeds, Naples, NY
Whether you have a greenhouse, high tunnel, raised bed or a few feet of empty garden space, there are a surprising number of seeds you can sow this September to surround yourself with abundance for months to come. With the right seeds, tools and timing the seeds you sow will feed you for seasons to come! Join life-long grower and co-founder of Fruition Seeds, Petra Page-Mann, to explore the possibilities.
Sponsor a Field Day
Normally these field days would reach approximately 500 people across New York, but this virtual format gives us the opportunity to reach even more!
A lot has changed, but one thing remains the same – it is your support that makes these events possible. Don’t miss the chance to get your message in front of our growing audience.