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Abstract

A product of the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Northeast Organic Farming Association began as the vision of a New York City plumbing supplies salesman. Now an increasingly influential non-profit organization with chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, NOFA has "nearly 4,000 farmers, gardeners and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices and a cleaner environment."

The NOFA collection consists of minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence, and publications from 1988 to 2003, documents maintenance and change in the structure of the organization, particularly concerning the Massachusetts chapter and the Interstate Council.

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Northeast Organic Farming Association
1977-2005
12 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 461
Background on NOFA Massachusetts

Based in the most densely populated state in New England, the Massachusetts chapter of NOFA applies unique solutions to unique challenges. Working with "honorable and ethical" companies eager to buy local organic produce, NOFA/Mass has been able to help get healthy organic food to more people than ever before. Companies like Whole Foods (formerly Bread & Circus) have even participated in "percentage days" where a percentage of the total receipts on a particular day are donated to NOFA. A five percent donation in urban areas such as Cambridge might mean tens of thousands of dollars. While most NOFA chapters have participated in similar events, the Massachusetts branch has been particularly active in reaching out to consumers in urban areas, engaging them in the organic farming industry.

History of NOFA

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Samuel Kaymen -- the "NOFA prophet" -- was privy to all the movements and motivations of the 1960s. Like many others in his time, Kaymen felt that his life was spiritually undernourished, and in 1969, he moved from the city to rural Unity, New Hampshire, to start a self-sufficient garden with his wife, Louise.

With no previous experience in agriculture, Kaymen learned all he could from outdated library books, eventually stumbling across Edward Hyams' Soil and Civilization. Hyams argued that "the first thing a civilization loses is its topsoil," and that the fall of all the great civilizations of the past could be linked to agricultural collapse. Kaymen was shocked. "I didn't know that agriculture was important," he wrote, "I thought that food was assembled in the backs of grocery stores!" But with his surprise came inspiration. Kaymen would start an organization of like-minded growers who would farm in an organic, natural, and sustainable way. In 1971, now living in Westminster, New Hampshire, Kaymen founded the Natural Organic Farming Association.

The first meeting of NOFA (which would change the first part of its name to "Northeast" in 1993) took place on June 7, 1971. Kaymen had posted fliers and sent out mailers announcing that NOFA would teach and promote nine principles, including proper composting, seeding, weeding, and other skills necessary for farm production. Conspicuously missing from the list was marketing. "This shows how naive I really was," Kaymen said in 1998. Starting with a budget of $35, Kaymen and the farmers, gardeners, and hippies who attended that first meeting decided that NOFA would sponsor seminars, seed-exchanges, bulk shopping, and apprenticeships. They would also publish a quarterly newsletter named after what Kaymen hoped to be, The Natural Farmer.

Eventually, Kaymen "hooked up with people in New York City who were running daycare centers" and at least once a week, NOFA farmers would load up an old truck in the middle of the night and drive six hours to Manhattan and Harlem to deliver fresh produce to daycare centers and to people on street corners who "hadn't seen fresh collards since they were in the South."

In 1973, Kaymen was given a farm in Cornish, New Hampshire, by a group of people who thought he "was a good organizer... a good speaker and [who] wanted [him] to be a New Hampshire person." Robert Houriet, a farmer and writer living in Hardwick, Vermont, offered to take over The Natural Farmer, and according to Kaymen, "it immediately became a thousand percent better." With Kaymen in New Hampshire and The Natural Farmer reaching more people than it ever had before, NOFA became truly a multi-state organization.

The first NOFA conference, cosponsored by the Biodynamic Farming Association, was held in Wilton, New Hampshire, in 1975. Wendell Berry was the keynote speaker and around 350 people attended, which Kaymen thought was "quite a lot." Win Way, a member of the University of Vermont faculty ("the establishment" as Kaymen called it), brought air of the academy to the 1976 conference which helped transform NOFA from a group of former New York City hippies into an influential organization with scientific backing. The 1978 conference saw the "old timers... come out of the closet" to support NOFA.

Kaymen stepped down from NOFA's presidency in 1981. Since that time, NOFA has grown, now claiming "nearly 4,000 farmers, gardeners and consumers [from] ... chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont." NOFA started as a co-operative promoting and facilitating information sharing and other ways to help growers farm in a natural, organic, and sustainable way. While NOFA still promotes the nine principles Kaymen originally founded it to promote, that tenth item, marketing, now plays a larger role than ever before.

Contents of Collection

The Northeast Organic Farming Association was founded in an era of student protest and social activism. Beginning almost two decades into the history of NOFA, this collection documents the day-to-day work of a well-established non-profit organization.

Meeting agendas and summaries as well as financial reports and correspondence are very comprehensive from 1989 to 2003. These decades saw the expansion of NOFA membership and the birth of new initiatives. Grants and business ventures are documented from pitch to proposal to payoff. The stories of projects such as Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) are relayed first-hand through official NOFA records as well as through personal emails.

The CT NOFA collection contains documents from all six state branches of NOFA, with a particular concentration on Connecticut. Notable publications include issues of The Natural Farmer from 1977 to 1996, packets of rules and regulations, informational mailers, and conference booklets

Of singular value in the collection are the audio tapes. Recorded in 1998, the tapes provide a capsule history of NOFA as spelled out by some of its major players, including Kaymen and Houriet. These interviews provide an invaluable timeline from the founding of the organization in 1971 up through the 1990s.

While the collection adequately documents the history of NOFA, the real worth of this collection is as an example and explanation of how priorities have evolved since the 1960s. Three decades of The Natural Farmer show the progression of NOFA from an organization motivated by a sometimes naive idealism to an organization thriving within the realities of the 21st century. Consider this headline from 1977, the earliest issue of The Natural Farmer in the collection: "Annual Conference to Stress Relation of Government to Farming." Compare it to a headline from 1996, the latest issue: "California Conference Considers Future of Organic Industry".

Series descriptions
1977-2007
4 boxes (3 linear feet)

The CT NOFA collection documents the evolution of NOFA from its founding in 1971 to the present, with a notable concentration on the Connecticut branch beginning with correspondence and publications dating from the late 1980s. The role of NOFA Connecticut in developing an approach to the organic landscape care is well documented with approximately 1.75 linear feet of material on the development and early years of that program.

1988-2005
5 boxes (2.25 linear feet)

The NOFA Massachusetts collection of meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, and publications from 1988 to 2003, documents maintenance and change in the structure of the organization, particularly concerning the Massachusetts chapter and the Interstate Council.

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The NOFA NH series contains a series of 25mm slides taken of organic farming and marketing in the state, along with some images of NOFA events.

1983-2004
2 boxes (1 linear feet)

Contains materials relative to NOFA NY annual conferences, the Northeast Farmer to Farmer Information Exchange, fliers and promotional materials, and the New York State Natural Foods Associates.

Collection inventory
Series 1. Connecticut
1977-2007
4 boxes (3 linear feet)
Subseries 1a. General files
1977/2005
2 boxes
Correspondence

Box 1: 1
Letter to Grace Gershuny with Eaton Farm Agricultural Services pamphlet
1980 Oct.
Duesing, Bill: Letter to Interstate Council Members, Chapter Presidents and Staff
2001
CSA Farm Network, vol. II
1998
Box 1: 2
Gleanings
1999 Spring-2000 Fall
Box 1: 3
Gleanings
2000 Spring-2001 Winter
Box 1: 4
Gleanings
2002 Fall-2005 Winter
Box 1: 5
NOFA CT Newsletters

Box 1: 6
NOFA-CT Newsletter
1987 Aug.
"Serving Connecticut's Organic Farmers and Gardeners"
1990 Nov. 9
NOFA-CT News
1991 May
NOFA-CT News
1991 July
NOFA-CT News
1992 Jan.
NOFA-CT News
1997 Winter
NOFA-CT News
1997 Summer
NOFA CT Pamphlets and Fliers

Box 1: 7
"CT NOFA Offers an Educational Conference," University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Service
1987 Nov. 20
"Growing Organically" membership mailer
1987 May 24
Directory of Organic Farms & Retailers in Connecticut
1992 Summer
Farm Tour flier
1993-1994
Certified Farm Directory
1998
Certified Organic Farms
2002
NOFA-CT membership mailer
undated
Organic Land Care pamphlet
undated
NOFA MA, NH, NJ, VT

Box 1: 8
NOFA-NJ News
1987 June
McGlew, Edwin: "NOFA/MOFGA Inspectors,Certification Committee Members, and other interested parties"
1992 Mar. 19
NOFA-MASS, "Food For Life: A Guide to Organic Food in Massachusetts"
1992-1993
NOFA-MASS, "'Organic' may soon become meaningless," informational mailer
undated
NOFA-NH, "NOFA: The newsletter of the New Hampshire chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association"
2000 Spring
NOFA-NJ, Certification Standards and Procedures
undated
NOFA-VT, "NOFA Notes"
2001-2002 Winter
NOFA-VT, "In Vermont We Can Choose Our Future," membership mailer
undated
NOFA NY

Box 1: 9
NOFA-NY News
1986 Fall
NOFA-NY News
1993 Mar.-Apr.
"Organic Farms, Folks & Foods"
1999 Winter
"NOFA-NY's 2000 Organic Food Guide"
2000
Organic Choices

Box 1: 10
NOFA 16th Annual Summer Conference booklet
1990
NOFA 17th Annual Summer Conference booklet
1991
Proceedings of the Northeast Farmer to Farmer Information Exchange

Box 1: 11
Apple Meeting 1992 and 1993
1994
Greenhouse Meeting 1992 and 1993
1994
Proceedings of the Northeast Farmer to Farmer Information Exchange

Box 1: 12
Livestock Meeting 1992 and 1993
1994
Sweet Corn Meeting 1992 and 1993
1994
Standards for Organic Land Care
2004
Box 1: 13
The Natural Farmer
1977 Aug.-1978 Apr.
Box 1: 14
The Natural Farmer
1978 July-1978 Dec.
Box 1: 15
The Natural Farmer
1979 Jan.-June
Box 1: 16
The Natural Farmer
1979 July-Aug.
Box 1: 17
The Natural Farmer
1980 Jan.
Box 2: 1
The Natural Farmer
1980 June-1981 Spring
Box 2: 2
The Natural Farmer
1990 Fall-1991 Winter
Box 2: 3
The Natural Farmer
1991 Spring-1992 Fall
Box 2: 4
The Natural Farmer
1992/1993-1993/1994
Box 2: 5
The Natural Farmer
1995 Summer-1995/1996
Box 2: 6
Audio and Visual Recordings

Box 3
1980s Update Number 1
1983 July 3
1980s Update Number 2
1983 July 3
Bioregions #1
undated
Bioregions #2
undated
"Early Warnings: Voices from TMI"
undated

Sides 3 and 4.

Gershuny, Grace #1
undated
Hall-Beyer, Bart
undated
Houriet, Robert: NOFA history #1
undated
Houriet, Robert: NOFA history #2
undated
Houriet, Robert: NOFA history #3
undated
Kaymen, Samuel: NOFA history
1998 Dec.
"NOFA: Building Regional Food Systems" and "NOFA: Bureaucracy in Small Town Development"
undated

Sides A and B of the same tape.

NOFA Keynote Addresses
1982 July 30
Organic Debate #1
undated
Organic Debate #2
undated
"To M. Harding, Marketing"
undated
Unmarked videotape
undated
Subseries 1b. Organic Land Care Committee
1989-2007
2 boxes (2 linear feet)
Biosolids
2000
Box 1: 1
Bread and Circus proposal
2000-2001
Box 1: 2
British Columbia Organization of Organic Landscapers
2001
Box 1: 3
Bulk orders
2000
Box 1: 4
Curricula: planting and plant care
2001
Box 1: 5
Curricula: weeds
2001-2003
Box 1: 6
Curriculum development (by others)
2001
Box 1: 7
Ecological Landscaping Association
2007
Box 1: 8
Farm and Food Guides (NOFA Connecticut)
2006-2007
Box 1: 9
Garden center survey
2001-2002
Box 1: 10
Grant Development Committee
2002-2007
Box 1: 11
Grants: Educational Foundation of America
2001
Box 1: 12
Grants: Long Island Sound study
2000-2001
Box 1: 13
Grants: Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture
2000
Box 1: 14
Grants: Massachusetts Environmental Trust
2001
Box 1: 15
Grants: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
2000
Box 1: 16
Grants: Wellesley
2000-2001
Box 1: 17
Guide to Organic Land Care (NOFA Connecticut)
2004
Box 1: 18
Guide to Organic Land Care (NOFA)
2005-2007
Box 1: 19
Guide to Organic Land Care (NOFA)
2008-2011
Box 1: 20
Long Island Organic Horticulture Association
1999-2000
Box 1: 21
Miscellaneous
2008-2009
Box 1: 22
Northeast Organic Farming Association: Budget
2005
Box 1: 23
Northeast Organic Farming Association: Conferences
2001
Box 1: 24
Northeast Organic Farming Association: Conferences (ideas)
2010
Box 1: 25
Northeast Organic Farming Association: Newsclippings
1989-1995
Box 1: 26
Northeast Organic Farming Association Connecticut: Conferences
2000
Box 1: 27
Northeast Organic Farming Association Massachusetts: Board and policy information
1998-1999
Box 1: 28
NOFA's role in organic landscaping
2000
Box 1: 29
Organic Food Guides (NOFA Massachusetts)
2003-2009
Box 1: 30
Organic Garden Tour
1998
Box 1: 31
Organic Garden Tour
2001
Box 1: 32
Organic Garden Tour
2004
Box 1: 33
Organic land care: Articles
1999-2006
Box 1: 34
Organic land care: Brochures
2000
Box 1: 35
Organic land care: Case study 2
2002
Box 1: 36
Organic Land Care Committee
2002
Box 1: 37
Organic Land Care Committee: Budget
2001
Box 1: 38
Organic Land Care Committee: Correspondence
2007
Box 1: 39
Organic Land Care Committee: Meeting notes
2000-2003
Box 1: 40
Organic Land Care Committee: Meeting notes
2004-2006
Box 1: 41
Organic Land Care Committee: Minutes
2000-2004
Box 1: 42
Organic Land Care Committee: Retreat
2004
Box 1: 43
Organic Land Care Committee: Retreat
2005
Box 1: 44
Organic Land Care Committee: Retreat
2006
Box 1: 45
Organic Land Care Committee: Retreat
2009-2010
Box 1: 46
Organic Land Care Committee: Strategic planning
2004-2005
Box 1: 47
Organic Land Care Committee (NOFA Massachusetts)
2001-2002
Box 1: 48
Organic Land Care Committee (NOFA Massachusetts)
2009
Box 1: 49
Organic land care: Miscellaneous
2009
Box 1: 50
Organic land care: Press information
1996-2003
Box 1: 51
Organic land care: Product information
1999
Box 1: 52
Organic Land Care Program: Accreditation Committee
2009
Box 1: 53
Organic Land Care Program: Brochures
2002-2005
Box 1: 54
Organic Land Care Program: Evaluations
2004-2007
Box 1: 55
Organic Land Care Program: Exam
2002-2004
Box 1: 56
Organic Land Care Program: Exam
2005
Box 1: 57
Organic Land Care Program: Materials
2006
Box 1: 58
Organic Land Care Program: Nominating Committee
2010-2011
Box 1: 59
Organic Land Care Program: Proposal for a Regional Coordinator
2005
Box 1: 60
Organic Land Care Program: Reaccreditation
2002-2006
Box 1: 61
Organic Land Care Program: Reaccreditation
2006
Box 1: 62
Organic Land Care Standards Committee
2000
Box 1: 63
Organic Material Review Institute, Generic Materials and Brand Name Products List
2001
Box 1: 64
Organic Trade Association
2000
Box 1: 65
Pesticide awareness information
2001-2002
Box 1: 66
Publicity
2000
Box 1: 67
Standards
2001
Box 2: 1
Standards: Clients' Guide
2002
Box 2: 2
Standards: Ecological Landscaping Association
1994
Box 2: 3
Standards: NOFA organic landscaping standards research
1999-2000
Box 2: 4
Standards: Organic Certification Program (NOFA Massachusetts)
2000
Box 2: 5
Standards: Organic Certification Program (NOFA Massachusetts)
2001
Box 2: 6
Standards: Organic Farm Certification Program (NOFA Connecticut)
1999
Box 2: 7
Standards: Organic land care standards retreat
2001
Box 2: 8
Standards: Organic lawn care
2000
Box 2: 9
Standards: Revisions
2002
Box 2: 10
Standards: Revisions
2006
Box 2: 11
Toxics Action Center
2005
Box 2: 12
Website
2001
Box 2: 13
Williams, Priscilla: Presentations (planting and plant care)
2002-2004
Box 2: 14
Workshops: No panic, organic landcare
2000
Box 2: 15
Series 2. Massachusetts
Agriculture Education Directory
1995-1996
Box 1: 1
Annual Summer Conference booklets
1988-1993
Box 1: 2
Annual Summer Conference booklets
1994-1999
Box 1: 3
Annual Summer Conference booklets
2001-2005
Box 1: 4
Articles of Association
1989
Box 1: 5
Bread and Circus / Fresh Fields
1998-2002
Box 1: 6
Correspondence
1989-1991
Box 1: 7
Correspondence
1993-1997
Box 1: 8
Correspondence
1998-2003
Box 2: 1
Correspondence, NOFA New Hampshire
1995-2000
Box 2: 2
CSA Farm Network
1994-1997
Box 2: 3
Development Activities
2000-2003
Box 2: 4
Farmer to Farmer Information Exchange
1991-1997
Box 2: 5
Financial Reports
1989-1991
Box 2: 6
Financial Reports
1993-2003
Box 2: 7
Financial Statements
1997-2003
Box 2: 8
Meeting Minutes
1989-1991
Box 2: 9
Meeting Minutes
1993-1997
Box 2: 10
Meeting Minutes
1998-2003
Box 3: 1
NOFA/MA News
1991-1995
Box 3: 2
NOFA/MA News
1996-1999
Box 3: 3
NOFA/MA News
2000-2005
Box 3: 4
Organic Certification and Standards
1991-2003
Box 3: 5
Natural Farmer
1988, 1990-1991
Box 3: 6
Natural Farmer
1992-1993
Box 3: 7
Natural Farmer
1993-1994
Box 3: 8
Natural Farmer
1994-1995
Box 3: 9
Natural Farmer
1996-1998
Box 4: 1
Natural Farmer
1998-2001
Box 4: 2
Natural Farmer
2001-2003
Box 4: 3
Natural Farmer
2003-2004
Box 4: 4
Natural Farmer
2004-2005
Box 4: 5
Natural Farmer
2005
Box 4: 6
Printed Materials
1996-2005
Box 4: 7
Real Dirt information
1993-1995
Box 5: 1
Real Dirt publication
1994
Box 5: 2
Sludge Education
undated
Box 5: 3
Series 3. New Hampshire
2 boxes (1 linear feet)
Series 4. New York
1983-2004
2 boxes (1 linear feet)
Awards and recognition
1987-1990
Box 1: 1
Chef's Dinner [benefit dinner]
2003-2004
Box 1: 2
CSA Farm Network
1996
Box 1: 3
Directory of organic farms and organic retailers in Connecticut
1988
Box 1: 4
Food finder: sources of New Hampshire's fresh farm products and whole foods
1988
Box 1: 5
Food for Life: A guide to growers of healthy food in Massachusetts
1989
Box 1: 6
Garlic Seed Foundation
1986
Box : 7
Greenmarket Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Market
1981
Box 1: 8
Harvest Dinner [benefit dinner]
2000, 2002
Box 1: 9
Henehan, Brian M., Nancy Grudens-Schuck and Carol G. Stull: The Finger Lakes Small Farm Marketing Projects Final Report
1987 Jan.
Box 1: 10
Integrated pest management for diversified fresh market vegetable producers in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania: Progress report
1997 Jan.,
Box 1: 11
Interstate Council: Correspondence and minutes
1983, 1985
Box 1: 12
Interstate Council: Correspondence and minutes
1986
Box 1: 13
Interstate Council: Correspondence and minutes
1987
Box 1: 14
Interstate Council: Correspondence and minutes
1988
Box 1: 15
Leadership training (C. Stull)
1986
Box 1: 16
New York Farmer survey (Cornell University)
1987
Box 1: 17
New York State Natural Food Associates
1983-1984
Box 1: 18
New York State Natural Food Associates
1989
Box 1: 19
New York State Natural Food Associates
1990-1994
Box 1: 20
New York State Natural Food Associates
1999-2000
Box 1: 21
New York State Natural Food Associates
2001
Box 1: 22
New York State Natural Food Associates: Organic Standards Manual
2001
Box 1: 23
NOFA New York Annual Conference brochure
1985
Box 2: 1
NOFA New York Annual Conference brochures
1994-1998
Box 2: 2
NOFA New York Annual Education Conference brochures
1990-1993
Box 2: 3
NOFA New York Conference 1987: Herb seminar information
1986
Box 2: 4
NOFA New York Conference 1987: Conference information and registration
1986
Box 2: 5
NOFA New York Conference 1987: Expenses
1986
Box 2: 6
NOFA New York Conference 1987: Masters
1986
Box 2: 7
NOFA New York Conference 1987: Programs and notes
1986
Box 2: 8
NOFA New York Conference surveys
1985
Box 2: 9
Northeast Farmer to Farmer Information Exchange Apple Meeting: Proceedings
1992-1993
Box 2: 10
Northeast Farmer to Farmer Information Exchange Greenhouse Meeting: Proceedings
1992-1993
Box 2: 11
Northeast Farmer to Farmer Information Exchange Livestock Meeting: Proceedings
1992-1993
Box 2: 12
Northeast Farmer to Farmer Information Exchange Strawberry Meeting: Proceedings
1992-1993
Box 2: 13
Organic and Low-Spray Fruit Production Conference: Proceedings
1987
Box 2: 14
Organizing for a Thriving Agriculture: Northeast Leadership Training Workshop [brochure]
1985
Box 2: 15
Rural Coalition
1986
Box 2: 16
Workshops in Ecological Agriculture [brochure]
1985
Box 2: 17
Series 5. Vermont
2 boxes (1 linear feet)
Series 6. The Natural Farmer
1999-2005
2 boxes (1 linear feet)

Note: earlier numbers the Natural Farmer are enclosed elsewhere in the collection.

The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 41
1999 Summer
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 42
1999 Fall
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 43
1999/2000 Winter
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 44
2000 Spring
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 45
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 46
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 47
2000-2001 Winter
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 48
2001 Spring
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 49
2001 Summer
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 50
2001 Fall
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 51
2001-2002 Winter
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 52
2002 Spring
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 53
2002 Summer
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 54
2002 Fall
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 55
2002-2003 Winter
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 56
2003 Spring
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 57
2003 Summer
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 58
2003 Fall
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 59
2003-2004 Winter
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 60
2004 Spring
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 61
2004 Summer
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 62
2004 Fall
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 63
2004-2005 Winter
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 64
2005 Spring
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 65
2005 Summer
The Natural Farmer, vol. 42, no. 66
2005 Fall
Administrative information
Provenance

NOFA Records have been donated from several sources, including:

  • Connecticut: Bill Duesing, Executive Director of CT NOFA, May 2007 and Priscilla Hutt Williams (or organic landscape care), Feb. 2012.
  • Massachusetts: Jack and Julie Kittredge on behalf of the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association in 2006.
  • New Hampshire: Eleanor Luna, May 2013.
  • New York: Ben Grosscup, March 2011.
Processing Information

Collection was processed by Adam Novitt in 2006, revised by Alex Lent in 2007, with subsequent additions by I. Eliot Wentworth and Dex Haven.

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