Welcome to New England Farmers Union!
New England Farmers Union works to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life of family farmers, fishermen, foresters, nursery growers and consumers in all six New England states.
SAVE THE DATE! Join us in Windsor, CT at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport Hotel for our seventh annual convention December 2-3, 2016. Check back regularly for updates!
Our work in 2016 is guided by the 2015 Policy Book, created with the input of our members and approved at our November 2015 annual convention. See highlights from our 2015 Annual Convention!
New Insurance Benefits for NEFU members. Save an additional 5% on your auto insurance policy!
Read our 2015 Annual Report.
See New England Farmers Union’s Co-operative Manual.
Guest Blog Post by: New England Farmers Union Member, Britt Lundgren, Stonyfield’s Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture This year has been devastating for many dairy farmers in the Northeast. Low prices for conventional milk and a severe drought have delivered a one-two punch that many dairies have been unable to withstand, with 16% of… Read more
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Farm Fresh Chef Challenge
The Chef’s Plate in partnership with the New England Farmer’s Union bring you the “Farm Fresh Chef Challenge,” a celebration of farms and farm-fresh food as three chefs square off to transform locally-grown ingredients into gastronomical works of art. This 30-minute video features nine NEFU members.
U P C O M I N G E V E N T S
October, 11 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
October, 20 2016 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
November, 10 2016 – November, 12 2016
December, 02 2016 – December, 03 2016
December, 05 2016 – December, 08 2016
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New England Farmers Union has identified four priorities for 2016: 1) risk management, 2) dairy policy for New England, 3) farm labor, and 4) food safety.
National Farmers Union scholarships are available for NEFU members. Click here for details.
The USDA Microloan program may be of help to you. Click here for details.
Click here to print a recent issue of the Farmer’s Share of the Retail Food Dollar. Many of our farmer members hang these in their farm stands or retail outlets to show customers why direct-to-consumer sales benefit family farmers.