Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association to Hold Conference in Annapolis

MOFFA Winter Meeting will be February 11, 2017
The MOFFA Winter Meeting will be February 11, 2017

MOFFA, the Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association, announces its 26th Annual Winter Meeting, on Saturday February 11, 2017, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Maryland Department of Agriculture Building, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis. The meeting is open to the public.

At this public meeting, you can join farmers, consumers, advocates, and researchers. MOFFA Chairperson Holly Budd said, “Whether you are a consumer or distributor looking for good sources of local organic food, or a farmer or gardener in search of new ideas, techniques and inspiration, the MOFFA Winter Meeting has something for you.” The day will consist of presentations, panels, and workshops, including research talks by  University Of Maryland Extension and scientists.


  • Please bring a dish to share for the Potluck Lunch, one of the highlights of the meeting.
  • You can bring seeds to exchange with the other participants in the MOFFA Seed Swap.
  • You are encouraged to donate an item for the Auction to support MOFFA.
  • Members may bring display materials and table space will be available in exchange for auction item donations.

Registration is $20 for non-members and $5 for members. Membership is $25 for one year, $45 for two years and $12 for students. Registration is at the door or online. For more information or to register online, go to or contact Holly Budd at 443-975-4181.

More information coming soon!

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Bring a dish to share at the Potluck Lunch. It’s one of the best parts of the MOFFA Winter Meeting!





Organic Vegetable Twilight Tour

University of Maryland Extension

What: Tours of University of Maryland organic research plots

  • The effect of cover crops, plastic and other parameters on soil CO2 emissions
  • Weed control in organic systems
  • Companion plantings for increased biocontrol
  • Cover crop effects on pests and natural enemies
  • Speakers include organic growers and University of Maryland researchers

Where: Upper Marlboro Research and Education Center
2005 Largo Rd Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

When: August 15, 2013. Dinner served from 5-6pm
Wagon tours start at 6pm

Who: All organic vegetable growers or those interested in organic vegetable production

There is no charge for the meeting, but registration is requested to help with meal planning.

Register for meeting by sending an email to Jerry Brust

Meetings Planned to Discuss Contract Growing Opportunity

img_0997.jpgExperienced farmer and business woman plans to open 6 grocery stores in Maryland and is looking to partner with area fruit & vegetable growers that would be interested in contract growing a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables such as: tomatoes, onions, potatoes, beans, cabbage, beets, greens, leeks, garlic, watermelons, berries and tree fruits, as well as traditional African vegetables.

Opportunities exist for both conventional and organic crops. Two meetings to discuss plans and answer questions will be held on Wednesday February 27 and Wednesday March 6 at 9 am at the Prince Georges County Extension Office located at 6707 Groveton Drive, Clinton, MD 20735. In order to plan appropriately, please call by 4 pm on 2/26 or 3/5 to confirm your attendance.  301-868-9366.


Candy Walter
Farm Management Agent
UMES, Small Farm Program
University of Maryland Extension
6707 Groveton Drive
Clinton, MD 20735
Phone:  301-868-9366
Fax:  301-599-6714