Bulk Order available for garden and farm supplies

NOFA/RI logoOrders accepted through January 31 for delivery in RI, MA and CT.

Do you buy cover crop seed, fertilizers, mineral amendments, compost, potting soil, potato and allium seed? Would you like to save money on those items? If so, check out the many items available through the  NOFA Spring Bulk Order.

Each year, NOFA/RI, NOFA/Mass and CT NOFA organize a Bulk Order with popular suppliers for distribution at sites in Cranston, RI, western, central and eastern MA and central CT. Farmers, gardeners and landscapers take advantage of significant savings through group purchasing power and collective shipping. The program also helps NOFA chapters’ organic programs throughout the Tri-State region. Bulk orders are open to members and non-members. There is no minimum or maximum order.

The Spring Bulk Order form is available to download here. Be sure to send in your order in by January 31! To get ready, have your soil tested and ask for recommendations. Send questions to Cathleen O’Keefe, Bulk Order Coordinator at bulkorder@nofamass.org or call (413) 387-2316.

2014 suppliers include:

  • Organic Growers Supply, ME: mineral amendments, fertilizers, cover crop seeds – fedcoseeds.com
  • Moose Tubers (division of FEDCO): potato & allium seed – fedcoseeds.com or (207) 873-7333
  • Fertrell, PA: mineral amendments, fertilizers, animal care products – fertrell.com
  • Vermont Compost Company, VT: compost & potting soil – vermontcompost.com
  • Crop Production Services, MA: mineral amendments – (413) 665-2115
  • North Country Organics, VT: mineral amendments & fertilizers – norganics.com
  • Ideal Compost Company, NH: compost, potting soil, wooden stakes – idealcompost.com
NOFA Bulk Order Pick-up

NOFA Bulk Order pick-up

RI pick-ups will be at Urban Edge Farm, 35 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI during the week of March 11 and April 1, 2014.

Download the order form or learn more about Spring Bulk Orders here.

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About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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