Nonprofit. Community-led. Sustainable. Liberated.
Who is NEFOC?
The Northeast Farmers of Color network (NEFOC) is an informal alliance of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian farmers making our lives on land in New England and Upstate New York. There are 21 founding member-farms of NEFOC and a total of ~115 farmers of color in our network. We have the following purposes:
To break the isolation of being farmers of color in the Northeast by building relationships of mutual respect and joy, the foundation of all other movement work.
To share skills, resources, and time with one other through mutual aid. To build collaborative projects and initiatives.
To coordinate our policy demands and catalyze reparations for Black-Indigenous-POC farmers and land stewards.
We as Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian people have developed covenants with the land rooted in mutual respect and belonging, and invented technologies for sustainable and regenerative stewardship of the land. Some of us have inherited these covenants and technologies directly from our ancestral lineages, while others of us are in a decolonizing process and finding our way home to sacred relationship with land.