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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 Airport Marriott 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!

Insurance Benefits for NEFU farmer members.

Read our 2015 Annual Report.

See New England Farmers Union’s Co-operative Manual.

  • Marking the Beginning of a New Era in Food Safety

    Guest Blog Post By: Stephen Ostroff, M.D. The promises embodied in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) add up to this: The foods that we eat and serve our families must be as safe as we can make them. These promises mandate that food be produced, packed and transported with an awareness of potential…  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

Upcoming Events

  1. NOFA MA Summer Conference: Cultivating The Organic Grassroots Movement

    August, 12 2016August, 14 2016
  2. NESAWG’s It Takes A Region Conference

    November, 10 2016November, 12 2016
  3. 2016 Annual Convention of the New England Farmers Union

    December, 02 2016December, 03 2016

Policy Positions

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.  


nfu-college-scholarshipsNational Farmers Union scholarships are available for NEFU members. Click here for details.

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The USDA Microloan program may be of help to you. Click here for details.

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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.

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