What is The BFA?

How do you explain to friends and family what the Bionutrient Food Association [BFA] is about?  Or are you new to the Hartford-Area Chapter and not quite sure what we are about?  Here is a great overview, thanks to the Southwest New Hampshire BFA Chapter. The BFA is an educational non-profit organization that teaches a set of principles and practices that support growers in building a high functioning biological system in the soil that grows their crops. We identify five key components that Read more [...]

Seed Bank to Open at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library!

Last night Mark and I attended their first tomato tasting and seed collection event. Chris Fasciano, a trustee of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, is the energy behind this very worthy effort. He wants to ensure that the community has access to fresh, healthy foods that they can grow themselves, and that there will be a secure supply of heirloom varieties that may have been in someone's family for years and are no longer available or really hard to find in current catalogs. This is a great Read more [...]

Update to Fedco Depot ordering

I was told by one of our BFA Chapter members that when she tried to place on order this past week on the Fedco Organic Growers Supply Catalog website that she got a message saying all depot ordering was suspended until the end of August. I have contacted Fedco and I was told that orders tend to be so small during the summer that they suspend the bulk shipping orders until towards the fall when people start thinking about fall amendments. She did say that if our chapter wants to keep adding to Read more [...]

Mineral Depot Open for Business!

We have a Fedco Organic Growers Supply (http://www.fedcoseeds.com/ogs/) depot set up for delivery to Simsbury, CT at George Hall Farm, 180 Old Farms Road, they are a BFA member farm. See details on ordering below. The depot order deadline is the 1st of every month. The group's order is placed then and is delivered within the week. You will be notified via email about the delivery day. This is a great way to save on shipping costs for many hard-to-find farming and gardening supplies. Please Read more [...]

Share your photos from your remineralized gardens

As you may have noticed I uploaded to Facebook some great photos of veggies growing at the George Hall Farm in Simsbury and Holcomb Farm in Granby, two members of the Bionutrient Food Association. I thought we would all enjoy the inspiration of seeing examples of what regenerative farming can produce. If any other members of the Bionutrient Food Association have good examples growing in their own gardens, please do share! If you can send me the photos with a brief description of what minerals/amendments Read more [...]

BFA Hartford Chapter will be at Simsbury’s TryAthlon

Come support the athletes and visit the Hartford Chapter of the Bionutrient Food Association display at Simsbury's TryAthlon - a hiking, biking and kayaking event with a festival at the end of the course. Sunday, May 17, 2015 12:00=2:30 PM at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center on Iron Horse Blvd., Simsbury Stop by to say "Hi!" Learn about Bionutrient Food - What is "nutrient dense"? How to grow it yourself, and how consumers can find sources. Learn about testing produce for sugar content Read more [...]