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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Attention gardeners and farmers

Bulk price deals available through January 31
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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, the NOFA Bulk Order might be perfect for you.

Note that you can get together with your neighbors and pool your needs into one bulk purchase.
Each year, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island (NOFA/RI), NOFA/Mass and CT NOFA organize a bulk order with popular suppliers for distribution at sites in Little Compton, RI, western, central and eastern MA and central CT.

Farmers, gardeners and landscapers can take advantage of significant savings through group purchasing power and collective shipping, while helping NOFA chapters support organic practices throughout the tri-state region.

Bulk orders are open to everyone, members and non-members. There is no minimum or maximum order.

The Spring BulkOrder is only available January 1 through 31. Download the order form here. Use your soil test recommendations to order amendments. Save on seeds and more. Send questions to Cathleen O’Keefe, Bulk Order Coordinator at or call (413) 387-2316.

2015 suppliers include:
  • Organic Growers Supply, ME: mineral amendments, fertilizers, cover crop seeds –
  • Moose Tubers (division of FEDCO): potato & allium seed – or (207) 873-7333
  • Fertrell, PA: mineral amendments, fertilizers, animal care products –
  • Vermont Compost Company, VT: compost & potting soil –
  • Crop Production Services, MA: mineral amendments – (413) 665-2115
  • North Country Organics, VT: mineral amendments & fertilizers –
  • Ideal Compost Company, NH: compost, potting soil, wooden stakes –
  • Auto Be Green, NH: bio-synthetic hydraulic and motor oils –

RI pick-ups will be at Wishing Stone Farm, 25 Shaw Road, Little Compton, RI. Customers can pick up their seed, fertilizer and tool orders on Saturday, March 14 from 12 to 5 p.m. Seed potato, onion and shallot orders will be available on Saturday, April 4 from 12 to 5 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help sort and distribute orders. Site Managers need help unloading delivery trucks as well as organizing and breaking down orders.  Supplier orders will arrive Tuesday, March 10 and March 31 (weather permitting).

After arrival, each order has to be checked-in and distributed to the proper owner. To lend a hand, circle “I can be there on these days” on your order form, work on the pre-determined date and take your order home early. Volunteering is a great way to meet other NOFA members and organic growers.

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

Send questions to Cathleen O’Keefe, Bulk Order Coordinator at or call (413) 387-2316.