Category: <span>Farming</span>

It’s Paw Paw Season!
October 20, 2020October 20, 2020
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It’s Paw Paw Season!

Enjoy this article about the Paw Paw. It features our good friend Charlie West!

Application for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is Open!
October 15, 2020October 15, 2020
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Application for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is Open!

Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2) which began on September 2, 2020, and will continue through December 11, 2020. CFAP 2 provides eligible producers with direct financial assistance due to marker disruptions and associated costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CFAP 1 participants are encouraged to apply for additional assistance. Check out...

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...

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...

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...