CT NOFA is the Connecticut branch of the New England Organic Farm Association, and they have a gathering once a year in the winter. This time it is in Wilton, at the above address. I attended last year, and the cost (paid to CT NOFA) was something like 40-50 dollars for a full day membership. (I will post the actual cost as soon as CT NOFA puts this on their web page.) They also encourage people to bring something to share at the lunchtime pot luck. There will be a lot of people (at least as I saw last year), but just bring something smallish, as no one will be able to sample all food donations.
I am willing to arrange car pools with people coming from the New Milford/Brookfield area. I also would like to know if people actually want to meet on site, and at what time. If you check out their web site, there are a lot of talks and presentations planned, even if they have yet to post specifics. The event actually starts at 8:30 am, although I have listed 9 am in this MeetUp group.
From the site itself:
"The 2013 Winter Conference brings into focus the challenges of adjusting to climate change for farmers, gardeners and consumers. Join us to discuss the future of sustainable farming and celebrate local food.
In between workshops, attendees can visit with over 50 vendors and exhibitors with local foods, crafts, books, and sustainability initiatives. There will be a silent auction with garden supplies and other Connecticut grown and crafted items and services. Families are invited to participate in children’s activities and workshops scheduled throughout the day.
Our keynote David W. Wolfe Ph.D., the Faculty Fellow and Chair of the Climate Change Focus Group, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Professor of Plant and Soil Ecology, Department of Horticulture at Cornell University.
Dr. Wolfe's topic will be Farm and Landscape Management for a Changing Climate."