Who We Are


Our Mission

The Organic Fruit Growers Association is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and education purposes. We share information and encourage research to improve the organic production and marketing of fruit and to represent the interests of growers engaged in such. We connect individuals, growers, businesses, researchers to collaborate within the industry.


Our Members

OFGA members are a community of growers, researchers, industry professionals who support our mission. They share information, use our Listserv and other online resources, they participate in workshops and field days to connect in person. They are the first to know about current research, opportunities to collaborate with universities and other experienced growers. Our grower-members provide markets with delicious, nutritious fruit.


Our History

In 2004, a group of organic fruit growers started the Organic Tree Fruit Association to be a voice for its members, to represent the interests of tree fruit growers in the Upper Midwest region. Their goal was to share information, encourage research, and help each other with production and marketing challenges they were facing.


Ten years later, at the 2014 annual meeting, members voted unanimously to expand the scope of the organization to include all fruits (including bush, vine, and bramble fruits) and to change the name of the organization to reflect that change.


Our Board of Directors 

Our Board of Directors are responsible for overall policy and direction of the association, serving three-year terms. At any given time, at least three of our board members are commercially producing organic fruits, and at least two of the board members are involved with a certified organic farm. The OFGA coordinator assists the board with administration.


Orchardists, hobby gardeners, customers and those just beginning to explore fruit growing use our online resources to discuss topics related to organic fruit production, marketing, and policy.


Learn from experienced fruit growers and industry professionals, access current research, find and share resources, and network with other members through seminars, workshops, field days and our quarterly newsletter, Just Picked!


OFGA facilitates connections and collaborations with researchers at universities and private companies to address the challenges of managing fruit diseases and pests organically even in humid regions of the US.


OFGA is a professional organization able to represent the interests of member-growers in discussions about the public policies and programs that affect small growers.

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* Note that currently, OFGA is happening through email and Listserv communications, community events, not on Facebook, so the best way to get in touch with us is through signing up for more information above or by emailing Nellie Robertson at ofgacoordinator@gmail.com.

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