Annual NOFA-NJ Farm & Food Guide Available
The Northeast Organic Farming Association–New Jersey chapter (NOFA-NJ) recently released its annual publication, the Farm & Food Guide, which lists member farms throughout the state where consumers can find locally grown food; the guide highlights certified organic farmers.
“The demand for local organic food is on the rise in New Jersey and we often get calls from the public asking how to locate fresh, local certified organic food,” says Camille Miller, executive director of NOFA-NJ.
In partnership with the National Organic Coalition (NOC) and other organic agencies, NOFA-NJ has been working in Washington, D.C., to maintain the integrity of growers to seek certification so that consumers can be assured of the quality of their growing standards. “We need to keep in mind that organic is the only food system that takes into account every player in the industry and holds a mission of transparency and consistency throughout the nation,” emphasizes Miller.
NOFA-NJ is currently working with New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Jersey Fresh program leaders to release the Jersey Organic Label to help consumers easily identify locally grown organic products. Look for it at your local farmers’ markets this summer.
To obtain a copy of the Farm & Food Guide and for more information, call 908-371-1111 or visit Nofanj.org.