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Give A Gift Membership to NOFA-NY!

GIVE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP! Struggling to find the perfect gift? Maybe it’s for your friend who loves shopping at the farmers market. Or your neice who aspires to be a farmer. Or your colleague who’s passionate about organic food. They’re going to really appreciate your gift membership in NOFA-NY! A $30 Gift Membership includes: a one year subscription to New York Organic News, our 40 page magazine that includes feature articles and regular columns and departments a one year subscription to The Natural Farmer, our quarterly news journal that has a pull out section on a particular topic relevant to organic food and farming the Annual Local & Organic Food & Farm Guide, New York State’s most comprehensive listing of organic and sustainable farms When you purchase a gift membership, you will immediately receive an attractive certificate that lists the benefits of membership that you can e-mail to the recipient or print out on a printer to give to that person. To purchase your gift membership, simply click here. Also consider making a gift donation to NOFA-NY. Your gift donation will go directly to supporting our programs and services that promote local, organic food and farming. To make a donation, simply click here. You will recieve an acknowledgement letter of your gift membership, which is 100% tax-deductible. NOFA-NY is a statewide organization leading a growing movement of farmers, consumers, gardeners, and businesses committed to promoting local, organic food and farming. http://www.nofany.org

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Locavore Potluck and Discussion The Town That Food Saved

This idea hatched when Peggy Johansen and Lisa Lyons were hiking one morning, then spread to a conversation with Maria Grimaldi, NOFA-NY Regional Rep  . . . and like
all organic things it spread into planning a locavore event!

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Hosted by Lisa Lysons, Morgan Outdoors and Maria Grimaldi, Catskill Hudson Regional Rep NOFA-NY in partnership with the Livingston Manor Free Library.

The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food

6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY 12758

First in a two-part series discussing “The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food” by Ben Hewitt (Rodale Press, 2009)

The September 19th gathering will celebrate local food, introduce the book which follows an inquisitive peek behind the curtain of a town dubbed “the Silicon Valley of local food”, Hartwick VT. (population 3,200)

A second gathering in October will discuss the book in more detail and explore ways a local food system might work to enrich the economy.

Bring a food dish made with local ingredients to share.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. NOFA-NY members will receive a 10% discount.

For more information contact: Lisa Lyons morganoutdoors@pronetisp.net

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In an effort to provide as much exposure and marketing assistance to our member producers, NOFA-NY has begun partnering with companies and organizations that promote local and organic food artisans, farmers and restaurants.  One of these companies is FarmPlate.com, which provides affordable, targeted online marketing for sustainable food enterprises.

As a new membership benefit, NOFA-NY and FarmPlate.com, have partnered to make marketing your business even more effective and affordable.  All NOFA-NY farm and business members will receive a FREE limited listing on FarmPlate.com that will allow online users to get a quick look at your farm or food business.  Example: http://www.farmplate.com/local-food/farm/katchkie-farm-kinderhook-ny

As an additional benefit to NOFA-NY membership, FarmPlate.com is providing a SPECIAL OFFER: of an upgraded year of targeted online marketing for only $100 to the first 50 NOFA-NY Member farms or food businesses that respond! That’s a $95 discount!

To be eligible for this offer, email Kaitlin Haskins at khaskins@farmplate.com with “NOFA-NY” in the subject line.  After the special offer ends, NOFA-NY members will still be eligible for a $25 discount on one year of FarmPlate.com’s online marketing service as an annual membership benefit.

FarmPlate.com launched in August and now has over 40,000 listings of farmers, fishermen, food and drink artisans, restaurants, markets, distributors and organizations committed to sustainable eating, including more than 4,000 listings in New York State.

Check out how businesses like yours are using FarmPlate to tell their story, promote their customers and suppliers, and grow their customer base:



Go to www.nofany.org and check out all of the benefits of becoming a member http://www.nofany.org/join


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