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NOFA Massachusetts

Barre, MA


Nofa/Mass is the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. Nofa/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it's grown.



Events

Organic Apple Growing

August 23, 2015 2:00 PM

Spend the afternoon with Linda in the orchard, where over fifty varieties of apples are growing. She will discuss her yearly schedule of care, show how she has grafted a number of rows to change Red Delicious trees to new varieties, and share all things practical about planting, staking, and protecting young trees. You will also walk through the farm's new Asian pear orchard and learn about growing this delicious fruit.
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Fall Food Preservation: Let's Ferment Everything!

August 30, 2015 2:00 PM

As the harvest really increases, it is time to think about how you are going to preserve all of those wonderful vegetables. The first workshop in our Fall Food Preservation series will focus on lacto-fermented pickles, dilly beans and salsa. These have long been a staple of Beth Ingham and Noonday Farm's pantry.
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Growing Vegetables For Health, Quality, and Profit - A Season Long Series

September 13, 2015 2:00 PM

Learn about profitable, small-scale vegetable production throughout the 2015 growing season at Brix Bounty Farm. Participants will see and experience how Brix Bounty's production evolves from early season fertility and plant propagation to mid-season management and fall harvest rhythms. The workshops will focus on the practices and key information essential to grow and sustain this commercial farm. Each workshop will build on information presented in previous sessions. Attendees are highly encouraged to register for the full series.
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Organic, Nutrient-Dense Dinner and Fruit Production Tour at Many Hands Organic Farm

September 26, 2015 3:30 PM

Join us for a fall farm dinner at the working farm home of the NOFA/Mass Executive Director and Policy Director, Many Hands Organic Farm (MHOF). Participants will savor a fresh, healthful, organic and uniquely delicious dinner, lovingly grown and prepared by Julie Rawson, Jack Kittredge and the MHOF staff. Enjoy an intimate pre-dinner tour of the MHOF fruit operation - large, small and minor certified organic fruit, led by Julie and Jack.
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Managing Grazing Land for Increased Health, Productivity and Profit

October 05, 2015 9:00 AM

Passionate about purveying profitable pastures? Did you know the answers are right under your feet? Join in on the "grass whispering" with veteran grass farmer and grazing professional Troy Bishopp as he leads participants through the plant-animal-microbe dynamic of managing grazing land. Workshop topics will include practical goal-setting; pasture planning and recordkeeping; measuring grass production and fertility; grazing management techniques; reading the soil surface; improving animal and financial performance; infrastructure concerns: and learning to use pasture systems that reduce stress and fun to use..
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NOFA Massachusetts

Address
411 Sheldon Road
Barre, MA 01005

Phone
(978) 355-2853

Email
webmaster@nofamass.org

Website
http://www.nofamass.org

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