What We Do

Our Programs and Services

Read our 2018 Annual Report to learn more about our work.

Education and Technical Assistance

NOFA-NY offers educational programs and technical assistance throughout the year. We cover a wide range of topics: vegetable and fruit production, dairy and livestock management, transitioning to organic methods, farm business and marketing techniques, and related areas such as value-added processing. Our educational programmings includes conferences, on-farm field days, educational videos, and other online tools and resources. Technical assistance for farmers is available at 1-855-2NOFA-NY or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Our certification branch, NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC, has been accredited by the USDA National Organic Program since 2002. We operate the largest organic certification agency in New York State and certify in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. In 2015, a 100% grass fed certification also became available to certified organic operations. We take pride in providing quality third-party verification and great customer service while maintaining the highest level of organic integrity. Learn more about our certification services here.


NOFA-NY advocates for a sustainable, local, organic food and farm system within New York State and beyond. We care about issues impacting the health and wellbeing of our farmers, our communities, our animals, and our environment. We're all in this together - check out our New York Organic Action Plan Infographic for ways you can support the organic movement. Visit our Take Action page for more information on our current areas of focus.


NOFA-NY offers print publications and online resources to keep consumers and farmers up to date on the latest news in organic and sustainable food and farming. Subscribe to our eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Become a member to receive additional benefits.


NOFA-NY cross promotes its members’ products and services through publications, social media platforms, conferences and trade shows. We offer a Farmer’s PledgeTM program to help consumers to identify farmers using sustainable practices.

We're proud to certify more than 1,000 operations in New York State and beyond!

2018 NOFA NY Certified Operations Map