NOFA NJ News & Events

March was a busy month! Here’s to an even more impactful April! Read up on NOFA NJ’s March Monthly Report here

4/24: ACUA Earth Festival (10-4PM) Catch NOFA NJ at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority 30th Annual Earth Day Festival in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Come enjoy lots of free, fun and educational activities, exciting events and entertainment throughout the day, and more than 150 vendors, crafters, food vendors and exhibitors! Learn More Here

4/27: NOFA NJ Monthly Organic Open House (8:30AM) Join NOFA NJ Staff and Board as we introduce our 2022 JourneyPerson Cohort. Our JourneyPerson Program links beginning farmers with seasoned farmer mentors to help ensure their success and share their  stories with the NOFA NJ community. Register Here

4/30: NOFA NJ Farm Tour: Rancocas Creek Farm (1-4PM) Join NOFA NJ and Farm Manager Jeff Tober in a tour and presentation of Rancocas Creek Farm in Southampton, NJ. RCF is a 70+ acre chemical-free farm launched by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance in 2020 with the goals of managing stormwater, promoting environmental stewardship, growing healthy produce and building community. Throughout the tour, Jeff will share the ins and outs of building a farm within a larger non-profit organization, managing erosion and stormwater through permanent covers and targeted plantings, and more. Register Here

NOFA NJ Bulk Compost: As part of NOFA NJ’s Bulk Order Program, Vermont Compost is still available to purchase by the bag. NOFA NJ Members and non-profit partners receive a 16% discount on their order. Find more details on availability and ordering Here

Action Alert!

Win a $50 gift card! Over the past several months, PASA, NOFA NJ, and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) have been collaborating on a project to better understand producers’ interest in conservation practices and barriers to accessing support. This includes a brief survey meant to collect insights from farmers on the conservation practices they use, the role NRCS has played in supporting them, and what they need to be more successful in the future.

Support this research and take the survey for a chance to win a $50 gift card Here

Community News

Register ASAP! Rutgers Office of Continuing Education is offering a variety of beekeeping courses, with the first beginning April 6! Check out their offered courses and learn more here

4/16 & 4/17: Terhune Orchards Bunny Chase Looking for Spring farm fun for the family? Purchase tickets to Terhune Orchards Bunny Chase here

Watchung Farmers Market Seeking Organic Fruit & Vegetable Vendors Held on Tuesdays at the Watchung Police Station; interested vendors can contact dsoppas@aol.com

Now Hiring!
Fairgrown Farm is now hiring! Fairgrown Farm is an 8-acre organic practice farm that grows seasonal produce for the surrounding community of Hopewell, New Jersey. Along with a CSA delivery program, they sell to many restaurants in and around Hopewell, and host the Hopewell Farmers Market. Click here for more info
Thank you for supporting NOFA NJ & organic agriculture in the Garden State.
Devin
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