County of Monmouth
Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Organic Agriculture

From eXtension - These resources are brought to you by the Cooperative Extension System and your Local Institution

 http://www.nofanj.org/   NorthEast Organic Farming Association of NJ  Organic certification services, information about organic practices, event announcements for both farmer programs and the general public, fact sheets, list of certified organic farms and CSAs, certification information, membership information, staff directory, and general organizational information. 
 
http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop  The National Organic Program (USDA) Full text of the federal organic standards, fact sheets for producers and consumers, examples of labels, list of accredited certifying agents, and more.

http://www.attra.org  Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural national sustainable farming information center operated by the private nonprofit National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).  Transitioning workbooks, and crop-specific fact sheets for organic and sustainable producers-one of the best resources.
 
http://www.omri.org  Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)  nonprofit organization that reviews materials for compliance with the organic rule.  Website includes authoritative "brand name" lists of materials allowed and prohibited for use in the production, processing, and handling of organic food and fiber.
 
http://www.NewFarm.org  New Farm web magazine from the Rodale Institute New Farm presents compelling success stories with expert resources for crop and livestock production, and organic price index, marketing, local food systems, policy campaigns and community-building collaborations.
 
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education - USDA regional network that funds research in sustainable and organic agriculture in the northeast (Maine to West Virginia.)  Information on research projects, grant opportunities, and links to other organizations.
 
http://www.organicaginfo.org  Organic Agriculture Information website  A comprehensive collection of information on production, economic data, research results, farmer anecdotes, certification information, transition strategies, as well as many other subjects related to organic agriculture.  A product of the Scientific Congress on Organic Agriculture Research.

Website identifying places to Purchase Organic Vegetables:   
http://www.nofanj.org/