Little State Flower Company in Portsmouth RI is looking for next season's staff! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
NOFA/MA is hosting a Seed Sovereignty Field Day, Oct 22 at Round the Bend Farm in Dartmouth MA.
This day will bring together many excellent seed breeders, savers, and farmers in one room. This event is in large part due to the work of Bill Braun of Ivory Silo Farm. The grand hope is that this event could be a catalyst in connecting farmers with breeders or researchers to do on-farm variety trials, PPB, and seed saving. Full details can be found here; http://www.nofamass.org/events/seed-sovereignty-field-day
Over the past two years, three NOFA chapters- VT, NH, and MA- worked with 30 organic vegetable farmers to determine the cost of production of vegetable crops commonly grown in the Northeast. The project developed tools, provided technical assistance, and aggregated data into factsheets to support farmers’ production planning and assist them in increasing the profitability of their farm businesses.
The results from participating farms were then aggregated into five crop-specific fact sheets that present key metrics such as net income, average price/case, cultivation hours/acre, wash and pack hours/acre, and many other data points related to the production of winter squash, potatoes, onions, head lettuce, and carrots. Supplemental factsheets present crop profitability comparisons, whole farm financial ratios, and tips for success when undertaking cost of production analysis. You can access these resources by visiting http://www.nofamass.org/nofa-cost-production-project.
Check in with the events schedule at NOFA/RI on their website!
The Eastern Mass CRAFT tour schedule is on located here: https://easternmasscraft.wordpress.com/craft-visits/
Are you looking for farmland?
YFN is collaborating with partners throughout RI to help connect farm-seekers with landowners leasing or selling their land. Our project partners include Southside Community Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island, RI Department of Environmental Management, RI Land Trust Council, Northern RI Conservation District, and Land For Good.
Please help us help you by filling out this form to be added to our database of farm seekers. We will be in touch with you to move forward!
The Northern RI Conservation District has released their Request for Proposals (RFP) and application for the land available at Snake Den Farm. For the most up to date information and details, and to register for upcoming open houses, go to snakedenfarm.com.
Applications are being accepted through October 31st. There will be two open houses at the farm on Saturday, October 14th (10 am- 12:30 pm) and October 17th (4 pm - 6 pm).
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