Harvest Restaurant Week Features Locally Grown Produce

 

Sustainable Stamford and Stamford Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) are partnering with local farms and restaurants to establish a Local Harvest themed Summer Restaurant Week.

The 2013 Summer Restaurant Weeks are from Monday, August 19th through Monday, September 2nd and showcase an exciting new component participating restaurants are offering locally grown Stamford farm produce.

The goal of the Sustainable Stamford-DSSD partnership is to match area farmers with area restaurants, creating relationships and demand for locally grown produce.  The following Stamford-based farms are participating:

  • DOMUS
  • Green Up Group
  • Hubbard Heights Farm
  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Stamford’s growth of micro agriculture in the urban environment demonstrates a commitment to innovation, conservation, education and food production.  The following page contains a brief description of each participating farm.

About Sustainable Stamford

Sustainable Stamford is the mayor’s task force on sustainability, established in 2007.  In October of that year, the mayor announced the goals of the group, including the new Energy Improvement District ordinance, clean energy campaign, solid waste and recycling goals, vehicle fleet efficiency, and green procurement.

About DSSD

The Stamford Downtown Special Services District, a Business Improvement District, was established in 1993.  Its mission is to create, manage and promote a quality environment for people, which enhances the economic vitality of Stamford Downtown.

Participating Growers

Trafigura Farm at Domus

The Trafigura Farm at Domus consists of an organic garden as well as a hydroponic greenhouse. The farm aims to provide healthy, sustainably-grown food options for the community, and to provide a unique educational experience for participants. The youth involved with Trafigura’s Farm to Table business center learn valuable lessons about the relationships among nutrition, sustainability, and community development through hands-on experience. The structure at Trafigura Farm enables young people to explore the dynamics of food and farming, and to learn about and experience tolerance, self-respect, community, and responsibility. The Farm’s organic produce includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Salad greens, basil, mint, and kale are some of Trafigura Farm’s specialties. Growers at the Farm embrace a variety of sustainable farming and cultivation techniques and do not use chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Contact:

Mario Sarro

(203) 219-5264

 msarros@domuskids.org

83 Lockwood Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

http://domuskids.org/

Green Up Group

Green Up Group is a family-owned business that sources the globe’s most innovative plant-based designs, resources and technologies.  Our value is delivered to our clients through our CT Roots store and our Green Up design center.

Green Up grows vegetables and herbs for the local community either in soil or hydroponically.   We grow lettuces, microgreens, juiceables, herbs and a variety of Heirloom Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplant in our greenhouses and raised beds.  Everything we grow or sell is organically grown, non-GMO and pesticide-free.

Contact:

Phil Steinberg

(203) 595-5099

phil@greenupgroup.com

82 Myrtle Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

http://www.greenupgroup.com/

Hubbard Heights Farm

Hubbard Heights Farm opened in 2012 on a plot of land in the Hubbard Heights neighborhood. Once farmed by early settlers, the land existed for the past century as a residential neighborhood. Today, the growers of Hubbard Heights Farm are committed to helping the return to local, sustainable food production by once again working the land to feed the community. The Farm aims to provide fresh and local produce without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Natural growing practices, such as the use of molasses, seaweed, and fish emulsion to improve soil health, are employed. Some of the Farm’s specialties are tomato varieties, pumpkins, and winter squash.

Contact:

Randy Brown

(203) 972-5777

 unclbk@aol.com

202 Hubbard Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

http://hubbardheightsfarm.com/

Heckscher Farm at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Heckscher Farm is an educational farm that is open to the public year round. Established in 1955, the 10-acre farm has a wide variety of livestock including chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, and oxen. Seasonal specialties range from maple syrup produced in the sugar house to organic beets and garlic grown in the large vegetable garden.

Contact:

Will Kies

 (203) 977-6568

wkies@stamfordmuseum.org

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903

http://stamfordmuseum.org/

 
 
 

2 Comments

  1. phyllis herman says:

    impossible to read the names of the restaurants……can you send me a list that’s readable? Thanks

 
 

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