NOFA-New Hampshire and Vital Communities Host “Focus on Farmers” Mixer - A Gathering of Local Farmers and Food Producers to Network and Discuss Farming in Grafton County
When: Sunday, May 19th, 2014
Where: The Farm at Woods Hill, Bath, NH
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire and Vital Communities’ Valley Food & Farm program are coming together to celebrate farmers as Grafton County gears up for the 2014 growing season. On Sunday, May 18, local farmers are invited to the beautiful Farm at Woods Hill in Bath, N.H., for local food and beverage, live music, a farm tour, and lively discussions on the topic of marketing farm products and your farm. Danielle Allen from Your Farm in Fairlee, Vt., and Julie Moran from the North Country Farmers Co-op will help guide the discussion. The event is informal, and conversations will both enhance attendees’ marketing strategies and expand their networks of collaborators.
“We’re glad to be able to offer this series of farmer-focused events with a very simple goal: to get local farmers together to network and to talk about shared challenges and goals,” said Janet B. Wilkinson, NOFA-NH Executive Director. “Each event is tailored to the interests of the farmers in that region. The result, we hope, will be improved collaboration between farms, and perhaps some new joint projects to improve individual farm successes, which of course means improved agricultural successes as a region and state. And it’s fun, too!”
This event is part of a series of farmer events NOFA-NH has been hosting with partner organizations around the state. The series, called Focus on Farmers, has been made possible by a grant awarded to NOFA-NH in 2013 by the Thomas W. Haas Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
For more information and to RSVP go to http://nofanh.org/nofa-event/grafton-county-farmer-mixer/ or contact the NOFA-NH Office at(603) 224-5022.
– NOFA-NH is a statewide nonprofit organization that actively promotes regenerative, ecologically-sound gardening, farming and land care practices, helping people build local, sustainable, healthy food systems in our communities. To become a member, make a donation, or sign up as a volunteer, please visit nofanh.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Vital Communities, a nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, Vermont, brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. More information is available at vitalcommunities.org.