NOFA-NY Events

Events

Location: Poughkeepsie Farm Project, 51 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Start Date: June 18, 2018
End Date: June 18, 2018
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 4:00 pm

Join NOFA-NY and Poughkeepsie Farm Project for an in-depth look into designing and improving farm irrigation and infrastructure to support the farm, make work easier, grow better crops, and keep people safe! We will begin the day with a tour of the farm’s irrigation system, examining both overhead and drip options and how to design and fine tune farm irrigation systems. The morning will end with a discussion of how water quality affects food safety, and what steps you can take to manage your farm’s agricultural water. After lunch, we will continue talking infrastructure and management during a tour of their high tunnels. The day will conclude with farmer-to-farmer discussions about infrastructure investments and planning for upgrades.

Food and Drink: Included | Pre-registration: Preferred

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Location: High Meadows Farm, 187 Burgess Road, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Start Date: July 19, 2018
End Date: July 19, 2018
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 4:00 pm

Join NOFA-NY and High Meadows Farm for three segments on their farm. The first segment will consist of a pasture walk with an HM grazing planning chart illustrating Holistic Planned (Adaptive) grazing. In the second segment our host, Eric Ziehm, will discuss his transition to Certified Organic and what the process looked like as recently as May 2018. The third segment will cover what factors we take into account in breeding for success in this paradigm. This event is sponsored by Country Folks and the lunch is sponsored by Chelsea Green Publishing.

Food and Drink: Included | Pre-registration: Preferred

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Location: Headwater Food Hub, 6318 Ontario Center Road, Ontario, NY 14519
Start Date: July 22, 2018
End Date: July 22, 2018
Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM

Join NOFA-NY and the Headwater Food Hub as we dive into the relationships, networks, and opportunities that build and strengthen local food economies. Headwater Food Hub provides opportunities beyond just selling produce which include working with producers on multiple levels and building a culture for success. The hub will host several farmers in their areas of expertise through a series of PechaKucha talks, a Japanese presentation style with short, concise, fast-paced slides. What does the future look for food safety with small and mid sized farms? We will take a look at when, where, and how to wash and pack your produce with trainers from the Produce Safety Alliance. The day will end by loosening up into group discussions, networking opportunities, and questions for the presenters. Amazing food and drinks from local producers will be provided.

Food and Drink: Included | Pre-registration: Preferred

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Location: Fledging Crow Farm, 122 A. Robare Road, Keeseville, NY 12944
Start Date: August 15, 2018
End Date: August 15, 2018
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 7:30 pm

Join NOFA-NY and Fledging Crow Farm’s Ian Ater for a farm tour and in-depth look at how Fledging Crow Farm designed their systems for both safe food and efficient harvests. During a field walk, we will discuss how to think about making the transition to implement food safety practices and how to design effective harvest practices by following through the steps of a root harvest day, including pulling, topping, washing, and packing. The field day will then transition to the nearby Ausable Brewing Company, for lunch and a cash bar as well as further workshops and farmer-to-farmer discussion sessions covering farm scale, produce safety, and choosing a market mix.

Food and Drink: Food Truck and Cash Bar Available | Pre-registration: Preferred

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Location: Massachusetts Avenue Project, 387 Massachusetts Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213
Start Date: August 29, 2018
End Date: August 29, 2018
Start Time: 2:30 pm
End Time: 7:30 pm

Interested in cultivating the next urban agricultural revolution? Join NOFA-NY in celebration of the incredible work Massachusetts Avenue Project brings to the urban scene in Buffalo! The mission of Massachusetts Avenue Project is to nurture the growth of a diverse and equitable local food system and to promote local economic opportunities, access to affordable, nutritious food, and social change education. Wondering about food safety and where your next meal comes from? Join us for tours, great food and some education thrown in to keep it real.

Food and Drink: Included | Pre-registration: Preferred

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