Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association,
(MOFFA) was established in 1991 as a non-profit organization. We strive to build a sustainable network of individuals and organizations that support small farms,
family gardens, and ecologically sound businesses.

From our Articles of Incorporation, MOFFA’s purpose is to:

  • Educate growers, processors, retailers, and consumers about the practices, standards, processes, and promise of organically produced product
  • Provide authorized spokespersons for the industry: to encourage networking, particularly in the areas of information, purchasing, and marketing
  • Establish and articulate priorities for growers
  • Carry out liaison for/with other involved groups/organizations: to decide rules for materials, standards and practices that govern those in the industry
  • Inform and contribute to state regional and national
    practice and policy on farming, and specifically on
    organic farming
  • Recommend appropriate certification procedures: to
    advocate and work to bring about union among consumer,
    producer and distributor of product
  • Keep the public informed by bringing favorable attention
    to the organization and the cause
  • Conduct research concerning the production and handling of organic products.

The primary focus of the organization is Maryland, however regional affiliation and cooperation is encouraged.

A 9 person Board of Directors and a group of committee chair people serve the members. The people serving on the all-volunteer board offer a wide range of expertise and experience in sustainable farming, raising of livestock & poultry, food handling, organic certification, soil nutrition and consumer related issues.

Board of Directors Term Expires
Holly Budd, Ex Officio
Val Bolger, Treasurer 2021
Cerruti Hooks, Chair 2020
Claudia Raskin, Vice-Chair 2021
Veronica Yurchak 2022
VK Holtzendorf 2020
Joanne Flynn 2022
Erroll Mattox 2020
Cleo Braver 2022
Nick Maravell, Ex Officio

Questions for the board members & committee chairs are welcome.
Contact the Board

Committee Chairs:
Annual Meeting, Hospitality – Fay Walton