Blog : Sign Up Today for 12th Annual NOFA Winter Conference

By Mary | Jan 29, 2014 | in

CONCORD — This Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1 and 2, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire will celebrate its 12th Annual Winter Conference at Rundlett Middle School in Concord. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and close at 6:30 p.m., but the fun continues afterwards with a Farmer Mixer at 15 Rumford St. in Concord from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Registration is open until the end of the day today, but walk-ins are also welcome.

NOFA is New Hampshire’s largest organic food and farming event. It’s a place where like-minded people can gather and learn how to create sustainable, healthy communities. The theme of this year’s conference is “We Are Farmers: Seeding a Common Soil,” since the demand for healthy, organic food is on clearly on the rise.

Several keynote speakers include authors Ben Hewitt and Gary Paul Nabhan and organic-farmer Jack Lazor. Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster will also say a few words about her efforts to protect New Hampshire’s farms and organic food programs.

On Saturday, interactive workshops related to permaculture, public policy, alternative energy, wellness and other related topics will take place. The annual award ceremonies and green market fair will also take place on Day 1. Workshops for business marketing, land access, and pest management will take place on Sunday. This event is beneficial to everyone, especially those with professions in farming or gardening.

The Green Market Fair features more than 30 exhibitors and is open to all. Breakfast and lunch are included on both days. Organic food from local farms, Pete & Gerry’s Eggs, Stonyfield Yogurt and more will be prepared by Concord’s Crust & Crumb.

To pre-register for the event, click here. For more information about the schedule, click here.

Join the Green Alliance to get a special co-membership deal with NOFA-NH! $50 for one year's membership at the Green Alliance and a 2014 calender year membership at NOFA-NH!