It’s April… Did you sign up for a CSA yet?

With so many CSA farms in New Jersey, locavores can rejoice in the wide variety of options for year-round, farm-fresh goodness! There is still plenty of time to sign up for a 2022 CSA Share, ensuring you have access to local and organic foods to support your health, nourish your family, and strengthen your local community. Check out NOFA NJ’s list of CSA programs throughout the Garden State

NOFA NJ News & Events

4/24: ACUA Earth Day 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 (Virtual) (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

5/11 Quarterly Book Club (Virtual) (8PM): Grab a copy of Essential Rainwater Harvesting by Michelle & Rob Avis, NOFA NJ’s next featured text in our Quarterly Book Club. Essential Rainwater Harvesting is a comprehensive manual for designing, building, and maintaining water harvesting systems for the warm and cold climates of the world. Register Here

Community News

4/20: NJ State Board of Agriculture Meeting (1:30PM) View the agenda and dial in (or attend in-person); Click Here for more Information

Now Hiring!
Floral Encounters seeking FT, PT, and Intern Crew Members Floral Encounters is a small Medicinal Herb Farm located just outside Hightstown NJ growing a wide variety of different plants. Educational opportunities available for those wishing to grow as an herbalist. Click here for more info
Author: Devin