PIZZA SOCIAL: Celebrate Your Farmer Social

Location: Adam’s Berry Farm, 985 Bingham Brook Road, Charlotte, VT

Date & Time: Thursday, July 23, 5:30-7:30pm

Cost: RSVP and Dinner Donation Requested

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Information & registration: http://nofavt.org/ows

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and the opportunity to meet local farmers and other NOFA members and friends at Adam’s Berry Farm, a certified organic farm raising strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and table grapes. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired oven, followed by a tour of the production fields. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Emerging New Fruits

Location: The Farm Between, 3727 VT-15, Jeffersonville, VT

Date & Time: July 28, 5:00-7:00pm

Cost: $20 NOFA members, $30 non-members

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join John and Nancy Hayden at The Farm Between for a tour of their diversified organic fruit farm and nursery. Highlights will include tastings and tips on growing uncommon fruits such as currants, aronia, elderberry, and more. Enjoy a walk and presentation on establishing and maintaining a pollinator sanctuary, followed by a delicious snow cone party featuring organic syrups from their fruits. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

PIZZA SOCIAL: Celebrate Your Farmer Social

Location: Golden Russet Farm, 1329 Lapham Bay Rd., Shoreham, VT

Date & Time: Thursday, July 30, 5:30-7:30pm

Cost: RSVP and Dinner Donation Requested

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Golden Russet Farm, a certified organic farm raising flowers, vegetables, berries and greenhouse plants. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired oven, followed by a farm tour. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

PIZZA SOCIAL: Celebrate Your Farmer Social

Location: Berry Creek Farm, 1342 VT Rt 100, Westfield, VT

Date & Time: Thursday, August 6, 5:30-7:30pm

Cost: RSVP and Dinner Donation Requested

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Berry Creek Farm, a certified organic farm raising flowers, vegetables, berries and honey for their CSA members and other markets. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired oven, followed by a farm tour. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Fall Greens for Homesteaders & Gardeners with Charlie Nardozzi

Location: Bella Farm, 90 Cemetery Rd., Monkton, VT

Date & Time: Monday, August 10, 4:00-6:00pm

Cost: $30 NOFA members, $40 non-members

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

By starting your greens crops now you can enjoy hardy lettuces, spinach, Swiss chard, mustard and many others greens well into the fall. The key is planning, variety selection, care and remembering to plant! Charlie will take you through growing some of these greens and giving you tips on being successful. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Fertility Improvements and Organic Transition

Location: Holyoke Farm,85 Holyoke Farm Dr., St. Albans, VT

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 11, 10:30-12:30pm

Cost: $20 includes lunch from the NOFA-VT pizza oven

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join us at Holyoke Farm, run by John & Heather Brigham in St Albans, where we will see the progress of management and infrastructure investments such as a fertility practices, pasture improvements, and an underground manure pipe. We will also hear the Brigham’s lessons learned from their farm’s transition to organic. There will also be an opportunity for interested farmers to have questions answered by regional milk buyers and VOF certification staff. This workshop was developed in collaboration with the UVM Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Program and co-sponsored by Organic Valley.  Presented by NOFA Vermont.

FARMER OLYMPICS

Location: Maple Wind Farm, 1647 Duxbury Rd, Bolton

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 12, 4:00-8:00pm

Cost: Free

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Farmers and farm crews! Use those agricultural talents to go for the gold at this mid-season extravaganza competition. Individual farm teams will show off their finely-honed skills in events ranging from physical to cerebral to plain ridiculous. Unwind, celebrate the season, and kick back before that heavy fall workload begins. May the best farm win. Dinner and treats will be provided for all hard working farmers. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants: Growing on Challenging Sites

Location: East Hill Tree Farm, 3496 East Hill Road, Plainfield, VT

Date & Time: Saturday, August 15, 10:00-12:00pm

Cost: $20 NOFA members, $30 non-members

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

The soil is at the root of plant health, productivity, and fruit quality. Nicko Rubin will share his experience and insights gained developing a permaculture site on exhausted hill farm soils, through a tour of East Hill Tree Farm, an organically managed farm. Discussion will include techniques as they apply to both perennial fruits and annual vegetables. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Don’t Bare Your Soil: Cover Cropping Options

Location: Vermont Technical College, 124 Admin Dr., Randolph, VT

Date & Time: August 18, 4:00-6:00pm

Cost: $20 NOFA & VVBGA members, $30 non-members

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Examine test plots of a wide range of cover crops suitable for Vermont conditions like field peas, crimson and sweet clover, soybeans, sorghum and forage brassicae among others with soil scientist Sosten Lungu and learn practical tips from farmers. Prepare for fall cover cropping now by inspecting the nutrient building, weed suppressing and soil structure impacts of various cover crops. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Pest & Disease ID and Scouting 

Location: Hurricane Flats Farm, 975 S. Windsor St., South Royalton, VT

Date & Time: August 25, 3:30-6:00pm

Cost: $20 NOFA & VVBGA members, $30 non-members

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Come walk the fields of Hurricane Flats’ Farm, a certified organic diversified farm, with Ann Hazelrigg, UVM Plant Diagnostic Clinic Director, and Katie Campbell-Nelson, UMASS Vegetable Extension Educator. During the field walk, presenters and participants will discuss insect and disease identification and scouting techniques for vegetable crops. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Seeding, Infrastructure and Zero-Grain

Location: Harrison Homegrown and Mike’s Farm, 8180 Vermont Route 22A, Addison, VT

Date & Time: August 26, 10:30-2:30pm

Cost: $20 includes lunch from NOFA-VT’s Pizza Oven

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join us in Addison for a morning at Harrison’s Homegrown, a certified organic farm, where we will be discussing a variety of projects including establishing new seedings, installing tile drainage, new laneways and fencing, and lessons learned from the Harrison’s transition to organic. For the second half of the day we will be at Mike’s Farm, a certified organic farm, where Mike Eastman, a seasoned grazier and no-grain farmer, will be hosting a pasture walk and discussion about his lessons learned during his herd’s transition to a no-grain ration. This workshop was developed in collaboration with the UVM Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Program. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

PIZZA SOCIAL: Celebrate Your Farmer Social

Location: Tamarlane Farm, 2586 Pudding Hill Rd, Lyndonville, VT

Date & Time: August 27, 5:30-7:30pm

Cost: RSVP and Dinner Donation Requested

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Tamarlane Farm, a certified organic farm raising beef, raw milk, and mixed vegetables. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired oven, followed by a farm tour. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Vegetable Tunnel Production with Andy Jones

Location: Intervale Community Farm, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington, VT

Date & Time: September 1, 5:00-7:00pm

Cost: $20 NOFA & VVBGA members, $30 non-members

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join Andy Jones from the Intervale Community Farm, a certified organic diversified farm, to discuss a vegetable tunnel production on your farm. Topics include new house selection, small house and big house tomato production, pepper production, soil fertility and greenhouse insect management. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

PIZZA SOCIAL: Celebrate Your Farmer Social

Location: Flack Family Farm, 3971 Pumpkin Village Rd, Enosburg Falls, VT

Date & Time: September 3, 5:30-7:30pm

Cost: RSVP and Dinner Donation Requested

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Flack Family Farm, a biodynamic farm producing pasture raised meats, fermented vegetables, and raw milk. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired oven, followed by a farm tour. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

PIZZA SOCIAL: Celebrate Your Farmer

Location: Lilac Ridge Farm, 264 Ames Hill Rd, Brattleboro, VT

Date & Time: September 10, 5:30-7:30pm

Cost: RSVP and Dinner Donation Requested

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Lilac Ridge Farm, a certified organic farm raising flowers, vegetables, and milk. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired oven, followed by a farm tour. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Cover Crops for Homesteaders/Gardeners with Charlie Nardozzi

Location: Kelly Way Gardens at Woodstock Inn & Resort, 100 Kelly Way, Woodstock, VT

Cost: Date & Time: September 15, 4:00-6:00pm

$30 NOFA members, $40 non-members

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Cover crops have many benefits for your garden, including adding nutrients, building your soil and increasing fertility. Join Charlie Nardozzi as he discusses cover cropping onsite at the certified organic farm Kelly Way Gardens at Woodstock Inn & Resort. This workshop will discuss the technique, varieties, considerations, and benefits of cover-cropping. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Irrigation, Pasture Renovation, and Cow Health

Location: Stony Pond Farm, 336 Emch Rd, Enosburg Falls, VT

Date & Time: September 21, 10:30-2:30pm

Cost: $20 includes lunch from NOFA-VT’s Pizza Oven

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join us in Enosburg Falls at Stony Pond Farm, a certified organic farm, where we will discuss their new irrigation system, recent pasture renovations, and their experience with different feed rations. Additionally, we will be joined by a trained veterinarian to discuss tools for identifying and treating common metabolic diseases, such as milk fever, ketosis and grass tetany. This workshop was developed in collaboration with the UVM Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Program. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Getting a Vegetable Farm Off the Ground

Location: Flywheel Farm, 588 VT-14, Woodbury, VT

Date & Time: September 22, 5:00- 7:00pm

Cost: $20 NOFA & VVBGA members, $30 non-members

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join Ansel Ploog and Justin Cote of Flywheel Farm, a certified organic diversified farm, as they discuss how they started their farm. Topics of discussion will include how they found land and start-up capital, equipment and tools needed and basic materials that they have found invaluable. They will also address scaling and skilling up. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Learning Journey: Soul Fire Farm Institute

Location: Soul Fire Farm, 1972 NY-2, Petersburg, NY, 12138

Date & Time: September 29, 3:30-6:00pm

Cost: $20 NOFA members, $30 non-members

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Soul Fire Farm Institute (SFFI) is committed to dismantling the structures that lead to gaping disparities in our food system. Join Leah Penniman and Jonah Vitale-Wolff, co-founders of Soul Fire Farm, as they discuss the integration of food justice and food sovereignty into the workings of a commercial farm. They will specifically explore the opportunities for getting fresh, organic food into “food desert” communities, training farmers from underrepresented groups, dismantling racism in the food system, and working with youth targeted by oppression. Presented by NOFA Vermont.

ON-FARM WORKSHOP: Fall Feed Inventory and Land Improvements

Location: McKnight Farm, 440 Snow Hill Road, East Montpelier, VT

Date & Time: September 30, 10:30-2:30pm

Cost: $20 includes lunch from NOFA-VT’s Pizza Oven

Contact: Rachel Fussell, NOFA Vermont, Rachel@nofavt.org, 802-434-4122

Join us at McKnight Farm, a certified organic farm, in East Montpelier to discuss strategies for evaluating feed stock needs and action plans to address those needs before the winter ahead. Additional topics that will be covered during this workshop include grazing, land improvements including tillage, establishing new seedings, ‘new’ species, and managing soil fertility. This workshop was developed in collaboration with the UVM Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Program. Presented by NOFA Vermont.