Upcoming Events

Farmer’s Forum

Every Tuesday from 3:00 – 4:00 pm via Zoom

Every Tuesday afternoon, we will host a technical assistance call in hour!
Bring your questions to our Education Team for an open discussion.

April

Pierpont Blossom Tour and Dahlia Deep Dive with Keith Pierpont

Tuesday, April 30 at 5:00 pm
@ Pierpont Blossom Farm
2706 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933

Join NOFA-NY for a tour of Pierpont Blossom Farm, a highly-diversified retail and wholesale flower production farm on the East End. Owner Keith Pierpont will provide a tour of his acres of annual and woody perennial production, including information on utilizing organic methods on a large scale. The session will conclude with a Q&A on dahlia production, the signature crop of the farm.

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May

Rotational Grazing, Draft Power, and Medicinal Herbs

Wednesday, May 15 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Northland Sheep Farm
3501 Hoxie Gorge Freetown Rd., Marathon, NY 13803

Donn Hewes and Maryrose Livingston operate a certified organic sheep farm using rotational grazing that includes cows and horses. They are a mixed power farm utilizing draft horse power and tractors. Join as to learn about rotational grazing, fencing options, sheep breeding, and their decision to move from cheese making to meat production. NRCS will be on-hand to discuss funding opportunities available for grazing infrastructure. We will also visit Becky Frye, who shares the land, to learn about growing culinary and medicinal herbs.

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June

Farm Fest ’24 // Long Island

Saturday, June 22 at Farrm Wines
156 Youngs Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933

August

Farm Fest ’24 // Central New York

Sunday, August 18 at Finger Lakes Cider House
4017 Hickok Road Interlaken, NY 14847

September

Farm Fest ’24 // Hudson Valley

Sunday, September 15 at Obercreek Brewing Company
59 Marlorville Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Organic Flower Production: Seed, Planting Stock, and Moveable High Tunnels

Wednesday, September 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
@ Treadlight Farm

1576 Crescent Valley Rd, Bovina Center, NY 13740

Treadlight Farm specializes in growing certified organic ornamental plants and cut flowers. Come learn from the best, as they do an exceptional job of sourcing and producing organic seed and planting stock, and catch a glimpse into their season extension with moveable high tunnels.

Sponsored by:

October

Organic Fruit Production

Wednesday, October 9 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
@ Fishkill Farms

9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Co-hosted with Mid-Hudson CRAFT, come learn about organic orchard production and what it is like to maintain a split operation. We’ll start with a tour of the farm and finish with a social hour hosted by NOFA-NY.

Sponsored by:

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Recent Events

NOFA Virtual Symposium

All seven NOFA state chapters collaborated to host their first-ever Virtual Symposium! And now, all seven workshops are available to watch on-demand until May 31.

Participants gained invaluable knowledge on accessing SNAP benefits, leveraging Double Up Food Bucks NY, participating in CSA programs, and engaging with local Farm Share opportunities.

First, Mike Parker from GrownBy and Amy Crone from MarketLink discussed the practicalities of signing up with SNAP and explore various avenues for farmers to tap into this essential resource.

Next, Jake Kowal from Field & Fork Network discussed how Double Up Food Bucks NY is expanding and rolling out their program in the coming year to better serve farmers and consumers alike.

Michelle Hughes followed with details on how farms can offer discounted CSA shares to SNAP customers through Glynwood’s CSA is SNAP program. Learn how this program enhances access to fresh, locally sourced produce while supporting Hudson Valley farms.

Finally, Teddy Tomao shared details on NOFA-NY’s Farm Share Program and how NOFA-NY is working to connect farmers with communities.

Sponsored by Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP).

Participants learned about organic pasture and feed auditing requirements and how to document them for organic certification. These interactive meetings also provided individual assistance with DMI forms.

Sponsored by Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP).