new ct farmer alliance's annual meeting and hootenanny
hootenanny in hartford, ct, feb. 20
protect conneticut gmo labeling law
We need ALL hands on deck. Please call and e-mail your Congressman today and make sure they are voting NO on the DARK Act, if you have not already called. Please state the following: "Thank you for protecting CT's GMO labeling law. We need your help defeating the DARK Act (HR 1599) Please speak with […]
work songs for working farms
Noon, December 6, 2014 at Sub Edge Farm, 199 Town Farm Rd., Farmington, Connecticut Presented by Bennett Konesni, Edith Gawler, and friends. Join Bennett Konesni and Edith Gawler (of Sylvester Manor and worksongs.org) for this small-group, hands-on, sing-out workshop at Sub Edge Farm in Farmington. Participants will learn a collection of songs useful on vegetable farms […]
job posting: part-time connecticut farmer alliance coordinator
A very exciting part-time job opportunity in Connecticut! The Connecticut New Young Farmer Alliance is seeking a coordinator to help grow their network, manage events, and promote their organization. The ideal applicant will be passionate about farming and farmers, experienced with event coordination, an savvy with social media. Check out the posting HERE! To apply, […]
connecticut farm tour tonight!
The New CT Farmer Alliance hosts monthly farm tours; if you can't make this one, check out the next! Join Us on Sunday at Urban Oaks in New Britain Farm Tour: 4-6pm Potluck and Social: 6-8pm (bring a dish to share and your own place setting) Join Farmers Mike Kandefer, Mark Rutkowski, and Joey Listro […]
young farmer scholarships for CT NOFA gathering!
Take advantage, Connecticut greenhorns! Download more info here!
a summer gathering ~ growing food, farms and community
Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Winvian, Morris, CT This summer's gathering is a high-energy, interactive and fun, yet serious educational event targeted at the grassroots, with an in-depth single focus on the fusion of food, sustainable agriculture and related issues with a call to action. Our goal is to help a broad audience from […]
new ct farmer alliance event
New CT Farmer Alliance May Farm Tour and Potluck Sunday May 25th 4pm-6pm Truelove Farms122 Thomaston Rd Morris, CT 06763 Truelove Farms is a small, sustainable farm focused on using natural, grass-based practices to ethically raise pork, beef, eggs, and poultry. They use no growth hormones or sub-theraputic antibiotics and animals are brought up on pasture for a better […]
build your network, grow our future
This upcoming event from the NCFA looks great! Connecticut Greenhorns, take note. In collaboration with UConn Cooperative Extension, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service, CT DoAg, and Community Farm of Simsbury, the New CT Farmer Alliance is very happy to present... BUILD YOUR NETWORK, GROW OUR FUTURE A networking event to strengthen Connecticut's agricultural […]
wendell berry to speak at yale
a must-see if you're in the area! Poet, novelist, philosopher, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer Wendell Berry will present the next Chubb Fellowship Lecture as a guest of Timothy Dwight College and theYale Sustainable Food Project(YSFP). Berry will appear for a public conversation at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Shubert Theatre, 247 College […]
food sovereignty: a critical dialogue
Coming right up: Food Sovereignty Conference, September 14–15, 2013 at Yale University. A fundamentally contested concept, food sovereignty has — as a political project and campaign, an alternative, a social movement, and an analytical framework — barged into global agrarian discourse over the last two decades. Since then, it has inspired and mobilized diverse publics: workers, […]
some grange press
Always a good thing. Can-do: Grange shows how to preserve nature's bounty by Mike Lauterborn Monday, August 12, 2013 for the Fairfield Citizen With a can-do attitude and an interest in preserving the bounty of the harvest, a group gathered Saturday at the historic Greenfield Hill Grange to learn about canning and preserving homegrown fruits and vegetables. […]
connecticut farm tours
from the New Connecticut Farmer Alliance. Read on for the full schedule. Each Farm tour, accompanied by a potluck, will take place every third Sunday of the month. Tours will begin at 4:00pm with a potluck at 6:00pm until dusk. Bring your own place setting and beverages. Farmer friends welcome. May 19 - Provider […]
new england young farmers, get on this list serve!
Hey everyone, Just a reminder that our next YFN is TOMORROW! All are welcome - don't let the "Young" part of "Young Farmer Night" keep you away!! We will be meeting at 6pm at the Anawan Grange, 118 Bay State Rd, Rehoboth, MA. There will be a meet & greet, potluck, and panel discussion featuring […]
farm camp seeks staffers
New Pond Farm's Summer Camp in West Redding, CT is looking for a few exceptional staff with camp & farm experience for this summer. The camp serves a diverse group of local and urban youth from neighboring cities. The nature center has acres of forest and a functioning farm with mixed livestock and gardens, many […]
farm job in connecticut
The Hickories (www.thehickories.org) is looking for a part-time intern to work in all aspects of our farm: field crops, greenhouses, livestock, and especially harvesting. We offer diversified production experiences and introduction level training to farm management. As with all working farms, some days are full of varied tasks and others are more monotonous (for example, lots […]
connecticut farmland available !
Five acres of beautiful, prime farm land available for an experienced vegetable farmer to use without rent in exchange for a small portion of the crop. Formerly used for grazing grass-fed sheep, the soil is rated 29A (prime farmland) by the NRCS. Land includes electric fencing, barn, drip irrigation equipment, access to a tractor as […]
hay house farm for rent/lease
connecticut farm internship
The Back Forty Farm Internship – 2013 Season Location: Washington Depot, CT Job Type: Internship Duration: May-October 2013 Job Description:
connecticut PAID farm job
Holcomb Farm is a non-profit mixed-vegetable production farm in West Granby CT. We grow on 26 acres of town-owned property for a 300 member Summer CSA, 85 member Winter CSA, wholesale customers, our on-farm farm stand, and a low-income food donation program called Fresh Access. We use only organic methods but we are not certified […]
farmer worksong singalong - saturday!
Join Max Godfrey and Friends for a raucous, foot-stomping evening of worksongs, food, and infectious laughter. We will learn many songs traditionally sung by prisoners and field workers as a means of enduring the hardships of forced labor, but which have been rediscovered by farmers as tools for making their work more enjoyable. With simple,call-and-response […]
farm fraternizing event / new ct farmers alliance
New CT Farmer Alliance: 2012 Season's End Social! Tuesday December 18th 5 – 8 pm @ The Kitchen Café at Billings Forge in Hartford Join other small-scale, young, and beginning farmers as we talk about the “uh oh and ah hah!” moments of the 2012 growing season. What were some of your favorite vegetable varieties? What breed of […]
apprenticeship opportunity, salem CT
Provider Farm is a diversified, biodynamic farm located in Salem, Ct. We grow 14 acres of vegetables for our CSA, farmer's markets and whole sale accounts. We also maintain a small heard of cattle for our grass-fed beef operation.. We believe that animal integration is essential for a sustainable farming system. Our goal is to […]
summer sunday socials for farmers in CT
A wonderful idea!
jobs at Holcomb Farm
Holcomb Farm is a fast-paced production-oriented produce farm. We have two year round farmers and a seasonal staff of 4-10 for about 28 acres of vegetables plus a small amount of livestock. We are seeking motivated individuals with a strong interest in production farming and a proven capacity for outdoor physical work. We aim to […]
connecticut farm for lease
Established organic farm available for rent/lease with off-the-grid home and barn area. Great upside potential due to burgeoning local markets and restaurant opportunities. Total area is 13 acres. Two acres are currently deer-fenced and under cultivation (vegs/flowers/fruit/chickens in chicken-tractor). Current eight-acre hay field can be converted to cultivation. Greenhouse is 400 square feet. Experienced organic farmer […]
connecticut farm tours for young farmers
Another smart idea from the New Connecticut Farmers Alliance. The first farm tour is today! More to come. The New Connecticut Farmers Alliance announces the beginning of its winter series of monthly farm tours with a visit to Sweet Acre Farm in Mansfield on Monday November 21. New farmers Charlotte Ross and Jonathan Janeway returned […]
alternative agriculture business planning
ATTN all those seeking to brush up on their marketing and bookkeeping skills! The course for agricultural entrepreneurs is aimed at those individuals who have started or are thinking about starting an agricultural based venture that is not tied to large scale, commodity-style production. The materials are specifically designed for the individual who is searching for innovative ideas […]
greenhorns at yale
learn about leasing
Here's an opportunity to learn more about leasing farmland in Connecticut: American Farmland Trust, University of Connecticut (UConn), and the USDA Risk Management Agency are offering two chances to join our upcoming webinar: Farmland ConneCTions: Leasing Farmland in Connecticut. Leasing farmland from towns, institutions and land trusts provides an opportunity for beginning and expanding farmers […]
jones family farm seeks intern, apprentice
Jones Family Farms is currently seeking applicants for our full-season Farm-to-Table Apprenticeship (June - December), as well as our Summer Internship! We are looking for talented and committed individuals to be a part of one of the most popular farms in CT. Jones Family Farms is a seven generation, 400-acre sustainable agriculture farm located in […]
white gate farm seeks head farmer
White Gate Farm, located on 100 picturesque acres in East Lyme CT, is seeking a full-time farmer to head up crop production and participate in other aspects of this certified organic farm. We have 3.5 acres under cultivation plus 2 large hoop houses where we produce vegetables year round. We grow many varieties of vegetables, […]
connecticut new farmer summit
coming right up... This February, Connecticut’s next generation of farmers are getting together for the first ever CT New Farmer Summit and Young Farmer Mixer. Born from conversations in the field and at the farmers market, a small group of farmers decided to bring our generation of Connecticut farmers together to create a venue where […]
yale sustainable food project seeking director!
Director, Yale Sustainable Food Project (YSFP) Departments: Student Financial and Administrative Services; coordination with Office of Sustainability General Purpose The Director is responsible for furthering the mission of the Yale Sustainable Food Project by providing students with opportunities to integrate the study of food, agriculture, and environment into their everyday life at Yale through academic […]