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Want to learn to repair your own small engine equipment?

Saturday, November 11th

9am to 12pm, 

NESFI is hosting a workshop: “Small Engine Repair and Maintenance

The staff of Devon Lane Power Equipment will lead a hands-on workshop covering the fundamentals of maintaining and repairing small gas-powered machines such as mowers, chainsaws, tillers, blowers, etc. 

Welcome to

New England Small Farm Institute (NESFI)

Working to support beginning farmers and sustainable, small scale farming throughout the Northeast

New England Small Farm Institute (NESFI) is a land-based, non-profit organization. It was founded in 1978 by a local citizens’ action group—Women in Agriculture, Food Policy and Land Use Reform—to encourage more sustainable regional agriculture; Our mission is to promote small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning, and transitioning farmers. We maintain an extensive resource collection; produce publications; develop and offer innovative, farmer-guided programs; and advocate for policies that encourage sustainable small-scale agriculture. We seek collaborative program-delivery partnerships with service providers—associates, on-farm mentors, organizations, and agencies—throughout the Northeast and nationwide.

We are located in Belchertown, MA, on Lampson Brook Farmstead, a diverse and beautiful 416-acre property that once served as the Belchertown State School Farm. As a land-based organization, we are offered the challenge of “walking our talk”—implementing the alternative tenure options and environmental stewardship practices that we advocate for others. The Farmstead hosts several independent small farm businesses and is the site of a developing on-farm training program and business incubator. Visitors are welcome. Our cultural heritage interpretive program celebrates the site’s 250-year farming history and importance as a National Historic Register working agricultural landscape and state-designated “Special Place of Environmental Significance.”

Our mission is to promote small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning, and transitioning farmers. We maintain an extensive resource collection; produce publications; develop and offer innovative, farmer-guided programs; and advocate for policies that encourage sustainable small-scale agriculture. We seek collaborative program-delivery partnerships with service providers-associates, on-farm mentors, and organizations and agencies throughout the Northeast and nationwide.

About NESFI

New England Small Farm Institute (NESFI) is a land-based, non-profit organization. It was founded in 1978 by a local citizens’ action group—Women in Agriculture, Food Policy and Land Use Reform—to encourage more sustainable regional agriculture, Our mission is to promote small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning and transitioning farmers. We maintain an extensive resource collection; produce publications; develop and offer innovative, farmer-guided programs; and advocate for policies that encourage sustainable small-scale agriculture. We seek collaborative program-delivery partnerships with service providers—associates, on-farm mentors, organizations and agencies—throughout the Northeast and nationwide.

We are located in Belchertown, MA, on Lampson Brook Farmstead, a diverse and beautiful 416-acre property that once served as the Belchertown State School Farm. As a land-based organization, we are offered the challenge of “walking our talk”—implementing the alternative tenure options and environmental stewardship practices that we advocate to others. The Farmstead hosts a number of independent small farm businesses and is the site of a developing on-farm training program and business incubator. Visitors are welcome. Our cultural heritage interpretive program celebrates the site’s 250-year farming history and its importance as a National Historic Register working agricultural landscape and state-designated “Special Place of Environmental Significance.”

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning and transitioning farmers. We maintain an extensive resource collection; produce publications; develop and offer innovative, farmer-guided programs; and advocate for policies that encourage sustainable small-scale agriculture. We seek collaborative program-delivery partnerships with service providers-associates, on-farm mentors, organizations and agencies-throughout the Northeast and nationwide.

Grown With Love on Our Farms

Smallfarm.org is a website dedicated to providing information and resources for small-scale farmers. The site is run by a team of experienced farmers who are passionate about sustainable agriculture and supporting local food systems.

Gregory Ormsby Mori

President - NESFI

Meet The Board

Gregory Ormsby Mori

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