Marketing Opportunities

Be sure to take advantage of these free marketing outreach opportunities:

  • The What Grows On in RI! calendar is NOFA/RI’s calendar. Add public events here. In the ‘comments – not shown’ section, write: “for NOFARI, ecoRI and the URI Master Gardener calendars.” The events may then appear on each of these calendars as well as the main “What Grows On in RI!” calendar. See samples at NOFA/RI and ecoRI.
  • Farm Fresh RI offers free listings for events, farms, farm stands, CSAs, restaurants, community gardens and farmers markets. Create a free account and then set up your farm profile here (login required). Be sure to keep your farm profile current by updating your profile here. Share your farm’s events on the Farm Fresh Events page here.
  • ATTRA.com offers free agricultural listings at a national website. Events can be posted within 5-6 weeks of their date.
  • Farm-Based Education lists regional events for farmers, growers and environmental educators. Set up a free account and enter your events here.
  • The Mother Earth News & Grit Events Calendar lists educational events for homesteaders and farmers. Submit your event for free here.
  • The RI Monthly calendar lists events across Rhode Island. Set up your free account and enter your events here.
  • The ArtsNowRI calendar is used by many organizations around the state including RIMonthly.com/ArtsNowRI. Enter your events here.
  • The RI Small Business Journal (RISBJ) offers stories about RI small businesses and farms. Post your events here. Contact them here. Submit story or press releases here.
  • The NewportRI.com calendar lists events in Newport county. Set up your free account and enter your events here.
  • The GoNewport.com calendar lists events in Newport and Bristol counties. Set up your free account and enter your events here.
  • The GoProvidence.com calendar lists events in Greater Providence. Enter your events here.
  • Focus on community promotions, with Americantowns.com with free event promotion. Enter your events here.
  • Quahog is a statewide RI calendar.  Send emails and press releases to stuffie@quahog.org.
  • The Providence Journal Events Calendar lists public events and workshops. Post your events and photos here.
  • HomeGrownCow.com offers farmers and ranchers direct marketing for b. Consumers can browse products by location, farming style and size.
  • LocalHarvest is a nationwide directory of farms, CSAs, markets, food events and more. Products and small farms are also listed for sale.
  • Post events and follow food and farm policy discussions at COMFOOD. This list serve is hosted by Tufts University. Subscribe here.
  • Small Farms Quarterly is produced by Cornell University. Send a press release to Laura Biasillo at lw257@cornell.edu. Learn more here.
  • Morning Ag Clips offers regional agricultural news. Send your press release to ihaveapressrelease@morningagclips.com.
  • Farmstand is a phone App that helps farmers reach foodies. Learn more here
  • ListYourHarvest.com offers online marketplace website for local products. Anyone can post their fresh local food products when they are available. The website offers local producers a low-cost means to market their products online to their own communities. Users should keep their product information current.
  • Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of 25,000+ farms, farmers’ markets, CSAs, restaurants, stores and other sources of locally grown and sustainably produced food. Add your listing here.
  • Pick-a-Pepper.com offers a database of local farms searchable by zip code, name or products. List your farm or products here.
  • RI Farm Bureau
  • RI Greenhouse Grower’s Association (at the Farm Bureau)
  • RI Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Young Farmer Nights 

Marketing Opportunities in nearby states:

NOFA/RI logoNOFA/RI Member Benefits

  • Satisfaction of supporting local, organic agriculture together with the farmers, gardeners and local food lovers working to build a sustainable food system
  • Subscription to The Natural Farmer, a regional quarterly newspaper covering northeast farmers as well as the national organic movement
  • 10% discount on compost at Earth Care Farm
  • 10% discount at The Good Earth Organic Gardening Center
  • Free shipping coupon from High Mowing Organic Seeds. Coupon expires May 15, 2014.
  • Discount on Accredited Organic Land Care Training
  • Biweekly enews with advanced notice of NOFA/RI events, educational and grant opportunities, pest alerts and other special opportunities
  • Free admission to our CRAFT Workshops for farmers and gardeners
  • Discount admission to the NOFA Summer Conference
  • Free farm mentoring through our Organic Farm Advisor program
  • Equipment Sharing – pipe bender for High Tunnel or Low Tunnel hoop production. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Learn more here.
  • Discounts on organic farm supplies through a NOFA Bulk Order each spring
  • Free postings on our Classified web page and in our enews.

NOFA/RI logoNOFA/RI Business Membership

Grow your credibility with NOFA/RI membership. Current Business Members receive all the benefits listed above, plus:

  • A listing on our Business Member page
  • Use of the NOFA/RI Logo on your website or print materials
  • Marketing outreach for your events and programs through our online calendar partnership with What Grows On In Rhode Island!
  • Free postings on our Help Wanted web pages and in our enews.

Join NOFA/RI today

  • Join NOFA/RI on-line here
  • View or print our Membership Brochure here.