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  • Food Fraud: Are We Getting What We Pay For?

    Apr 28, 2017 18:07

    Food Fraud: Are We Getting What We Pay For?


    Food fraud—tampering, diluting, mislabeling, substituting, or misrepresenting food, ingredients, or packaging for the sole intent of financial gain—is pervasive and widespread. Remember when horse meat was detected a few years ago in what was thought to be hamburger in the UK and Ireland? This was not the first—nor the last—incident of food fraud. Fooling the consumer with a little bait and switch has been going on for thousands of years.

     
  • 2017 Guide to Fairfield County Farmers Markets

    Apr 24, 2017 19:00

    2017 Guide to Fairfield County Farmers Markets


    Farmers markets in Fairfield County, CT begin opening in late April. Use our guide to find a market near you!

     
  • Eliminating Food Waste: Changing Cultural Norms to Solve an Age Old Dilemma

    Apr 20, 2017 4:31

    Eliminating Food Waste: Changing Cultural Norms to Solve an Age Old Dilemma


    In honor of Earth Day, Perrot Memorial Library presents a food waste talk with Greenwich resident Thomas McQuillan, Director of Sustainability at Baldor Foods, one of the largest produce distributors in the northeast.

     
  • Pop Goes the Farmers Market

    Apr 6, 2017 13:40

    Pop Goes the Farmers Market


    The Winter Westport Farmers Market closed in mid March, but a few vendors have decided to hold a weekly pop-up market each Thursday from 10 am-2 pm. Visit the market at Wave Hill Bakery located at 30 High Street in Norwalk through early May.

     
  • Butcher Shop to Open in Downtown Fairfield

    Mar 14, 2017 13:54

    Butcher Shop to Open in Downtown Fairfield


    Frosina’s butcher shop, tentatively called Custom Meats, has been two years in the making. With his wife Bernice and his friend and cohort Matt Oricchio of Speckled Rooster Farm in Westport, they plan on making this place a one-stop shop for all your dinner needs.

     
  • Navigating a Path to Quality Meat

    Mar 3, 2017 14:51

    Navigating a Path to Quality Meat


    Consumers increasingly want to know where their food comes from, how it’s grown, and what’s in it. Some prefer organic. For others, it’s about sustainability and responsible farming. And, some only care if it’s local. Unfortunately, obtaining product information isn’t always straightforward. Let’s begin by navigating a path to quality meat.

     
 

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    • Food Fraud: Are We Getting What We Pay For?

      Food Fraud: Are We Getting What We Pay For?

      Apr 28, 2017 18:07

      By Eileen Weber Honey varietals in tasting glasses. C/O Red Bee Honey Food fraud—tampering, diluting, mislabeling, substituting, or misrepresenting...

       
     
    • Food Fraud: Are We Getting What We Pay For?

      Food Fraud: Are We Getting What We Pay For?

      Apr 28, 2017 18:07

      By Eileen Weber Honey varietals in tasting glasses. C/O Red Bee Honey Food fraud—tampering, diluting, mislabeling, substituting, or misrepresenting...

       
     
     
     
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