Food Preservation Workshop – POSTPONED

Sejal Lanterman leading Canning & Preserving Workshop

Sejal Lanterman – Canning & Preserving Workshop

Enjoy Local Produce All Year Long: Food Preservation Workshop
POSTPONED from July 22
Sweet Berry Farm, Middletown, RI

We had to reschedule this workshop at Sweet Berry Farm to the fall of 2016. Meanwhile, Hope & Main in Warren may be hosting a similar workshop tentatively scheduled for August 27. See the Hope & Main Events calendar here.

Learn about our upcoming CRAFT Workshops here.


Open Meeting: Northeast Gathering on Domestic Fair Trade

Food Justice Certified logoNOFA Summer Conference
Friday, August 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
UMASS, Campus Center 903, Amherst, MA

This Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference Free Meeting, sponsored by The Domestic Fair Trade Committee of NOFA’s Interstate Council’s (IC) Policy Committee, invites activists from the Northeast region engaged in projects and organizing efforts around Domestic Fair Trade to share their work and ideas and to discuss future opportunities for collaboration .

Who should attend? Farm workers, farmers, food system workers, processors, manufacturers, worker organizers, farmer organizers, cooperative organizers, visionaries and allies. Consider attending if your work (paid or volunteer) involves fairer wages, safer work, fairer prices, ethical trading, making the food system environmentally, economically, and socially just, sustainable and humane.


  • Welcome – why we are gathered together
  • Brief Presentations on Domestic Fair Trade – its history, current state of landscape in our region
  • Participant Introductions – getting to know one another: who we are; what activities we and our organization are currently engaged in relative to domestic fair trade; do we collaborate with others in this work, if so, with whom;
  • Brainstorm – set further agenda together – what can we share together, where are the most promising areas for collaboration or exchange
  • Next Steps

2015 Summer Conference LogoAlthough the program is included on Friday’s pre-conference track of NOFA’s Annual Summer Conference, this meeting is FREE. Please registration by contacting Liz Henderson (NOFA IC Representative to the Agricultural Justice Project Board & IC Policy Committee Co-Chair) via email to or Louis Battalen (NOFA delegate to the Domestic Fair Trade Association)

Learn more and register for the main about NOFA Summer Conference at