31st Annual Winter Conference

The Future of New Jersey’s Food System.

January 30-31st, 2021, Online 9am-5pm.

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COMING EVENTS

Building a High Tunnel

Monthly Organic Open House

Online during Covid, but intended as an informal in person gathering on the last Wednesday evening of each month (January thru October). It is our hope that as the restrictions relax, these will resume at North Slope Farm. We will have topics announced each month.  For the first two months of the year, they will be informational sessions for those folks who want to inquire about NOFA-NJ’s Journeyperson program. Meetings are Free, but please register so we can send you a Zoom link.

January Topic: 2021 Journeyperson Discussion and 2021 Information Session About NOFA-NJ and JP

Please Register, event is free, but register to receive the link.

31st Annual NOFA NJ Winter Conference

Raising and Processing Chickens

Matt Wilkinson and John Lima will be sharing their knowledge around successfully raising chickens and processing them.

Matt Wilkinson shares his take on existing small-scale poultry keeping and chicken processing laws and how you can make them work for you.

John will be lecturing about the benefits of raising chickens in his session on Rotational Grazing Systems: Using Chickens as Part of a Sustainable System.

This event will be three Tuesday evenings in February 2/8-16-23, from 6-7PM, and Q&A for :30 to follow.  Matt will also offer an in-person hands on event, timing TBA depending on COVID.

Jessica Niederer New Jersey Organic Farming

EXPLORING THE SMALL FARM DREAM: FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 6-9 PM

Have you ever thought about starting a farm?  Whether your vision includes making goat cheese, selling cut flowers, or growing rare tomato varieties, this course will give you the tools to start making that dream come true. Whether you are thinking of going into farming full-time, part-time, or expanding an existing hobby farm into a business, this course will help you turn your farm dream into an actionable farm plan. There are four evening classes online as well as an optional daytime farm tour, TBA. Tuition is $300.00 for NOFA-NJ members and $350 for NOFA-NJ non-members including all course materials. The instructor is Jess Niederer is a 13th generation farmer in Hopewell, New Jersey. Jess has been teaching this course since 2008. Please Register.

 

NOFA-NJ NEWS

Growing Hemp in NJ

Growing Hemp in NJ

Thanks to Steve Komar, Bill Bamka, and Scott Morgan for speaking about Hemp in NJ on a Friday night! USDA published a final rule on January 15, 2021, that provides  regulations for the production of hemp in the United States and is effective on March 22, 2021. The...

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Our Goals

EDUCATION

Support NJ Organic Farmers by providing technical advice, educational opportunities and social engagement to build community.

COMMUNITY

Connect our Food Community for the Entire Organic Eco System – Restaurants, Consumers, Farmers, Stores, Markets Businesses, Educators – Urban, Suburban and Rural

CERTIFICATION

Advocate for Organic Certification and Support Organic Management Practices. 

 

LOCAL ORGANIC

Build the Local Organic Food System, Primarily Nurturing Farms, and Secondarily All Growers, so NJ can provide food for NJ.

POLICY

Advocate for Policy that Supports Organic Farming 

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We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

- Native American Proverb