Meet the Authors of the CT Farm Table Cookbook

CtCookbookinvitejpeg.The authors of the Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook have begun an exciting book tour that includes stores, restaurants and farmers’ markets that we know and love. The first event is tomorrow, at Back 40 Mercantile in Greenwich, followed by a cocktail and book signing party at Terrain next Monday, then a farm-to-table dinner at Parallel Post on June 25. There are many more spring and summer events to come!

Back 40 Mercantile Hosts Book Launch, Signing & Author Event

“The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook”

June 4th, 2-6pm @ Back 40 Mercantile

Old Greenwich

Co-Authors Christy Colasurdo and Tracey Medeiros will celebrate the launch of their new Nutmeg State-inspired cookbook at The Back 40 Mercantile. The authors will sign and sell their books and mingle with guests while refreshments are offered to all. This event is open to the public.

The book is a window into the world of Connecticut’s farm-to-table movement, brought to life through vivid farmer and chef profiles, local lore, and stunning photographs. From Greenwich – to Westport – to the state’s quiet corner – CT’s top chefs are featured alongside their favorite recipes and farm stories through the book.

The Back 40 Mercantile will serve these sustainably produced and organic offerings, which will also be available for sale:

  • Sprout Creek cheese from a local non-profit farm run by nuns
  • Honey from Red Bee Honey, by Honey sommelier Marina Marchese, Weston CT
  • Late July crackers regular and gluten free crackers, Emilie’s Kitchen, Greenwich CT
  • Organically grown mint chamomile iced tea from the Back 40 Farm
  • Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet by Green-Certified Knude Family Winery, Sonoma

Back 40 Mercantile is dedicated to providing high quality products that are sourced from small batch purveyors who create products in a way that we can all feel good about. Brands are either organic, and/or sustainable, local where possible, produced by real people, and are never made in a way that is harmful to our world.

The Back 40 Mercantile is open 7 days a week, 10 – 6pm

264 Sound Beach Avenue ~ Old Greenwich

Also on Thursday:

On this week’s Stir Crazy, host Patty Gay will talk with Tracey Medeiros and Christy Colasurdo about The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook. Please listen in on Thursday, June 4th at noon on!

Monday, June 8:

Cocktail Hour and Book Signing

Free and Open to the Public

Terrain, 561 Post Road E., Westport

Monday, June 8, from 5-7 p.m.

The authors will be toasting the restaurants and farmers in the book and doing a signing. The events are the first on the book tour, and are open to anyone who enjoys food and farms! For the full schedule, visit

Thursday, June 25:

The authors will be special guests at Parallel Post’s first Farm-to-Trumbull dinner on June 25, where they will meet and greet guests and sign copies of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook. Read more about the event and dinner series here.


150 Home-Grown Recipes from the Nutmeg State

Tracey Medeiros and Christy Colasurdo

Beautiful photographs and a bumper crop of recipes showcase the best of Connecticut’s farm-inspired fare

From top-rated farm-to-table restaurants to seafood shacks, to roadside vegetable stands to organic cafés, the cuisine of the Nutmeg State reflects the bounty of its fields and waterways. This collection of recipes from over 100 of Connecticut’s best-loved eateries is a celebration of the local and the seasonal: heirloom apples, farmstand tomatoes, nutrient-dense microgreens, artisan chevre, foraged mushrooms, sustainably-raised beef, Long Island Sound scallops, and single-origin honey.

In recipes that range from quick weeknight meals to restaurant-worthy dishes, The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook will inspire and delight anyone who lives here or who just loves the state. Incorporating fresh, local ingredients—from Copps Island oysters to Hamden burrata—these recipes showcase the best in regional fare. Recipes include: Connecticut River shad with sorrel sauce (Union League Cafe, New Haven), spicy rabbit ragu with pappardelle (Artisan, Southport), the deviled eggs with cornmeal fried oysters and pickled red onion (the Whelk, Westport) that were rated #1 on GQ’s list of “The 50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Right Now,” and, finally, a decadent Caramel-Apple Tart from SoNo Baking Company & Café (Darien, Westport, South Norwalk).

Readers will also enjoy the fascinating profiles of local chefs, restaurants, cheesemongers, and purveyors of sustainable meats and seafood. This celebration of Connecticut’s local farm-to-table food scene is a collection to savor and return to again and again.

About the Authors:  Tracey Medeiros is a food writer, food stylist, and recipe developer and tester. She is also the author of The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook (The Countryman Press) and Dishing Up Vermont (Storey Publishing) honored as 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist and 2009 Best Books Award Finalist (USA Book News). She travels regionally as a guest cooking instructor sharing her commitment to the sustainable food movement while providing skillful cooking demonstrations.

Christy Colasurdo is the former Special Sections Editor at New York magazine, an award-winning writer, and co-founder of a company delivering wholesome foods from small Vermont farms to customers’ front doors. She lives in Westport, CT, with her family, and serves on the Board at Wakeman Town Farm and Sustainability Center. This is her third book.

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