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NOFA-NJ Strategic Plan
September 14, 2020September 14, 2020
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NOFA-NJ Strategic Plan

Attached is the NOFA-NJ Strategic Plan that was approved by the Board in July 2020 following a Day of Clarity.  

Beginning Farmer Training Program
September 10, 2020September 10, 2020
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Beginning Farmer Training Program

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has a free beginning farmer training program for organic specialty crop farmers in California is for beginning farmers, existing organic farmers, and farmers in transition to organic production. While it was developed for California specialty crop farmers, the content is based on foundational principles that are relevant to all organic...

Applications for High Tunnel Systems from NRCS are now Open
September 10, 2020September 10, 2020
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Applications for High Tunnel Systems from NRCS are now Open

A High Tunnel System, commonly called a “hoop house,” is an increasingly popular conservation practice for farmers, and is available with financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).  With high tunnel systems, no summer is too short or winter too cold because high tunnels: Extend the growing season Improve plant quality and soil...

September 10, 2020September 10, 2020
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Check out this free, limited-time screening of The Need To Grow!

Our planet’s farmable soils are running out at an alarming rate. And to put it plainly, without healthy soil, we can’t grow healthy food! In this film — The Need To GROW — you’re about to see there IS hope, and there are real solutions. This film is only available to view for a limited...

Extension Training for Agritourism
August 26, 2020August 26, 2020
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Extension Training for Agritourism

From Meredith Melendez: I wanted to share with you the guidance resource Extension has developed for having the public on the farm this fall.  On the website below you will find the guidance document, additional resources, and information on two webinars.  These web sessions will allow for discussion of each of the guidance points made...

Post Harvest Handling -Storing Effectively
August 26, 2020August 26, 2020
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Post Harvest Handling -Storing Effectively

Resources for Organic Open House http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Commodity_Resources/Fact_Sheets/ Compiled by Marita Cantwell: http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/files/230191.pdf

Your support is needed more than ever! Making Farms Centers of Justice and Fairness
August 20, 2020August 20, 2020
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Your support is needed more than ever! Making Farms Centers of Justice and Fairness

 The COVID -19 crisis has exposed minor cracks and deep craters in the US food supply chain, food security and local food systems reliance and resiliency. Farmers and farmworkers are “essential,” yet there is no requirement or financial support to provide them with masks, protective care, paid leave if they get sick, and safe, transportation...

Second Annual Festomato August 15-22, 2020
August 20, 2020August 20, 2020
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Second Annual Festomato August 15-22, 2020

Festomato was generously supported by: Jammin Crepes, The Experimental Farm Network, Autumn Olive, Whole Earth Center, the Princeton Public Library and the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Special thanks to the farmers who donated Tomatoes to our Events: North Slope Farm, Jeff’s Organics, Cherry Grove Organic, Martenette, Chickadee Creek, Muth Family Farm and...

NJ Farms, Donations, Volunteers and Food Security
July 10, 2020July 10, 2020
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NJ Farms, Donations, Volunteers and Food Security

NOFA- NJ  wants to recognize and celebrate our New Jersey farmers, the volunteers and supporters of the following organizations.  Farmers sometimes grow crops specifically for donation to Food Pantry’s and sometimes volunteers glean crops to gather extra bounty.  Sometimes farmers have extra produce that isn’t sold, and Community Organizations will collect the Produce, and distribute it...

June 23, 2020June 25, 2020
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Organic Open House on June 24th

Organic Marketing in the World of Covid-19 North Slope Farm and NOFA-NJ co-host an Organic Open House and we are trying to use these to encourage farmer discussions on current topics. The June 24th Open House will feature guest speakers and roundtable discussions on the topics of Internet Marketing of Farm Produce, Direct to Consumer Delivery and...