NAFDMA Weekly Harvest
2021 AFT Registration Open
Gather new ideas for your farm and learn from operators and innovators in the agritourism industry.
 
Join us for two jam packed tour days featuring 10 tour stops. You will explore a variety of business models with focus areas in the following categories:
  • Production
  • Pick-Your-Own
  • Agritainment
  • Retail 
  • Hosting Events
 
Each stop will be between 1-2 hours and will provide insight on what to consider for your next season!
THANK YOU TO OUR NEWSLETTER SPONSORS
Virtual Learning Retreat Will Be
Released this Summer
Supplier Spotlight
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Everybody loves bubbles, especially when they’re packaged right and marketed smart. South Beach Bubbles has you covered! They take pride in catering to their retailers, to create working partnerships that work.

Member Savings!
NAFDMA members can log into nafdma.com and navigate to the Supplier Directory to save 10% on their South Beach Bubbles order!
Member Savings Program
The Member Savings Program was developed in response to member feedback and offers collective buying power through a 150,000 business buying group alliance. Suppliers include Hewlett Packard, Ace Hardware, Sherwin Williams, Sunbelt Rentals, WEX Gasoline Cards, Staples, UPS, HotelEngine.com, Unifirst, Office Depot as well as over 25 other companies. These suppliers offer significant savings for members on their day to day business purchases. Members in the group purchasing alliance save an average of 20% on many expenses.

NAFDMA members can log into nafdma.com and navigate to the Supplier Directory to register for savings.
July Special Pricing On Surge protectors & UPS backup systems
Make sure your business is safe in the event of a storm, power outage or surge. Invest in surge protectors and UPS backups for your systems and equipment, and the replacement batteries that run them. Now is the time to take advantage of the special pricing through the NAFDMA affinity agreement. Popular SLA format batteries are in stock. Use your account number to purchase today! Go to your closest store or login and order online.
Questions? Email member@batteriesplus.com
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Industry Headlines
Chiles Family Takes Agritourism to the Next Level
Lancaster Farming
Since 1912, the Chiles Family has been farming in Albemarle County, Virginia.
Beginning with a card table, cigar box and roadside stand, the first generation of the Chiles family farmers sold the fruit of their labors to neighbors and folks ...

Promoting Agritourism, Cabot Debuts Farm Trail Stays
nbcboston.com
Cabot, the Vermont cheesemaker, is connecting people with its farms that are offering people places to stay ...

‘Family of Foodies’ Opens Maine Tasting Center in Wiscasset
lcne.com
The Gross family, founders of the Maine Tasting Center in Wiscasset, invite visitors to learn about Maine food and beverage production through expert-led demonstrations, events, classes, and of course, their sense of taste ...

COVID convinced farmers to sell directly to consumers, something they say they'll keep doing
norwalkreflector.com
County Line Meats lost a large portion of its customer base when Ohio temporarily shuttered most restaurants in mid-March last year. Then it faced lingering uncertainty as the hospitality industry navigated pandemic-related restrictions ...

‘I didn’t want to milk cows 24/7!’: how four people reinvented their family farms
The Guardian
Farming has always been a grueling job, with unsociable hours, physical exertion and the unpredictability of the climate to deal with. And, for a long time, British farmers have been struggling financially. According to the Department for ...

narcity.com
You can step into a yellow paradise at Ontario's largest sunflower farm this summer, located just outside of Toronto. Davis Family Farm is planning to host its Sunflower Festival from July 24 to August 8, and you can explore 45 acres ...

Updates Considered For Organic Farm Rules
wxpr.org
There could be updates on the way for existing organic regulations.
The USDA puts out rules for organic farming, setting standards for what qualifies as organic, then each certifying agency interprets those rules.

Unique race to inspire ag education
The Western Producer
A race across southern Alberta promises to test participants’ agricultural skills while having a bit of fun along the way. The race, a localized version of the TV program The Amazing Race, is dubbed the Lethbridge Odyssey. The competition starts ...
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Suzi Spahr, Executive Director | suzi@nafdma.com
Jeff Winston, Education and Operations Manager | jeff@nafdma.com
Lisa Dean, Membership and Communications Manager | lisa@nafdma.com