From the Coordinator's Desk

We update this section quarterly. Last update: October 21, 2020

Just Picked!

Our quarterly newsletter, Just Picked! is published online and distributed to our members in January, April, July and October. It contains organic fruit growing-related articles, opportunities for growers and researchers, event listings and recaps, and also a column by the coordinator about association matters. This column, From the Coordinator's Desk, is published here the month after the newsletter is published.

Click here to read the latest coordinator column

Click here to access coordinator columns from old issues


We update this section quarterly. Last update: October 21, 2020

Just Picked!, our quarterly newsletter, is a great resource for opportunities in the field. Researchers, non-profit organizations, other businesses and individuals often look for fruit growers who can help with specific requests. These range from business opportunities for growers through mentoring to participation in research by universities. Whether you are ready to lead a workshop, looking for a mentor or seeking out-of-the-box business ventures, we're here to help.

* Our members don't have to wait for the newsletter to come out and this section be updated, they receive email information about these (and other) opportunities as they arise.

** For privacy reasons, the online version of these opportunities does not include contact information. Please contact us if you're interested.

Opportunities from the latest Just Picked!

New Partnerships to Share Knowledge and Experience by Diana Shipman, Washington, D.C.

Fruit Collecting Machines for Small Farms by RURALISTIC

Click here to access opportunities published in our previous newsletter issues


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

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