Mary Sheppard | Managing Editor

The Northeastern Organic Farming Association of Connecticut’s 34th Annual Winter Conference will be held at Western Connecticut State University’s Midtown Campus. It is sponsored by the university and its Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies.

CT NOFA is the first and leading grassroots association advocating for organic food, farming, gardening and land care in Connecticut, connecting people in the local sustainable food and land care movements with organic resources and education.

The event is Connecticut’s largest organic food and farming conference, held over the course of two days:

  • Saturday, March 12th from 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.
  • Sunday, March 13th from 9:00a.m.-3:30p.m.


Highlights of the conference include:

  • Keynote speaker Travis Marcotte, who is the Executive Director of the Intervale Center, a nationally recognized nonprofit that strengthens community food systems.
  • In-depth classes on Getting Started in Organic Farming, intensive veggie growing, value added products, how to apply for organic certification, and more.
  • 60+ workshops designed for farmers, gardeners, land care professionals and foodies.
  • 60+ vendors and exhibitors
  • Meet and greet with farming specialist Asher Landes.
  • A scion and seed swap
  • Raffles

Registration for tickets to attend the conference is now open. To view a detailed schedule of the conference and to pre-register, you can visit