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Demystifying Organic Certification for New Farmers

Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Ironwood Farm 103 County Route 9, Ghent, New York 12075

Join NOFA-NY and the farmers Jenny, Lauren and Aliyah of Ironwood Farm for a day of learning about organic certification as it applies to beginning farmers.  They will cover all of their variables in the first year – from getting a Carrot Project loan, keeping good records of invoices on QuickBooks to help with the NOFA harvest logs, looking for land that could be certified immediately, what it meant to them to be certified, both philosophically and from a business perspective.  NOFA-NY Certified Organic LLC will also guide you through the certification process including what to expect and certification costs. Enjoy a farm tour where we will walk and talk about all aspects of land certification.

Ironwood Farm grows organic vegetables and fruits on seven acres of leased land in Ghent, NY. They sell produce in farmer’s markets, CSA shares (community supported agriculture), and wholesale to restaurants, shops and resellers in the Hudson Valley.

To pre-register and pay, visit the NOFA-NY webpage or call Stephanie at 585-271-1979 ext. 509. Pre-registration is encouraged and closes at 4pm on 8/28/15.

This program was sponsored by NYSDAM RMA.

Cost

$15/person, $25 for two or more people/farm