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NOFA Webinar Announcements
April 3, 2020April 3, 2020
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NOFA Webinar Announcements

Hello everyone. We hope this email finds you well.  Sorry for the late notice, but below please find several excellent webinars offered by NOFA NY and Cornell, free of charge. Friday 4/3 at 10AM EST – COVID-19 and Your Produce Farm Webinar, led by Richard Stup, PhD, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development and Elizabeth Bihn, PhD, Director of Produce...

March 26, 2020March 26, 2020
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How You Can Support Restaurants, Farmers, and Workers During COVID-19

This note from Danielle Nirenberg at Food Tank. Dear Friend, Good morning from my home office in Baltimore, MD! As I wrote to you last week, like so many of you, I’m grounded. Hunkering down with my husband and trying to stay calm and healthy — and I hope you, your friends, and your loved...

March 26, 2020March 26, 2020
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This note regarding COVID-19 is from Ryck Suydam President of the Farm Bureau

We write to you in a special blast (memo sent only by electronic communication) to disseminate what we think is a helpful update about the virus situation. This is in addition to our weekly newsletter, website posts and verbal communications from the Farmhouse. In cases where interpretation is needed, these are our best judgements about...

Organic Gardening and Getting Started
March 20, 2020March 20, 2020
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Organic Gardening and Getting Started

As community awareness rises regarding the benefits of healthy organic produce, many are thinking about how to grow in their own backyard. Whether you are an organic gardening newbie or an experienced gardener, NOFA-NJ’s Organic Gardening Course for Food Production will provide you with time-tested information as well as opportunities to discuss specific questions about...

March 20, 2020March 20, 2020
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News: Update from the NJ Farm Bureau about Farmers Markets

We were encouraged to hear from the NJ Farm Bureau as of Thursday evening, the Governor’s Executive Order 104 that farm markets are ok, but there are some rules that must be followed but it will allow us to keep them open. For agriculture businesses Farm Markets, Pet/feed supply stores, nurseries, garden centers, florists you...

March 16, 2020March 20, 2020
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Why Organic?

The current pandemic shines a light on the importance of a resilient, local, food system.  So, for all of you who are our best spokespeople for organic in the Garden State, we share this reminder.   Why Support Organic?  Organic agriculture helps to protect the environment. Organic farming uses practices that build the soil, and healthy soil grows...

NOFA NJ’s Annual Meeting News
March 16, 2020March 19, 2020
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NOFA NJ’s Annual Meeting News

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey has made the difficult decision to cancel our Annual Meeting at Duke Farms on March 17, 2020. Given the uncertain, and evolving, COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, this decision prioritizes the health and safety of our participants and community. We know you value this type of free event for the...

NOFA NJ’s New Home
February 12, 2020February 14, 2020
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NOFA NJ’s New Home

It’s been nearly 15 years since NOFA NJ moved to 334 River Road, a Duke Farms property. We have enjoyed our time at Duke Farms’ beautiful home, in its peaceful and easily accessible Hillsborough location. We have deep gratitude to Michael Catania for his long- time support, and Duke Farms and the Doris Duke Foundation...