Thursday, Jul 9, 2015
10:00 AM – 11:45 PM
Free and open to the public
The Rewards of Buying Locally Grown Food
10:00-10:45 in the McManus Room at the Westport Library
20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 | 203.291.4800
Christy Colasurdo, co-author of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook, and Analiese Paik, founder and editor of the Fairfield Green Food Guide, talk about the rewards of local sourcing of ingredients for your table as well as recipes from chefs that partner with the food producers and purveyors. Q&A and coffee.
Organic locally roasted coffee provided by The Buzz Truck and Shearwater Coffee Roasters.
10:45-11:45: Walking Tour of the Westport Farmers’ Market
50 Imperial Avenue, Westport
Market Director Lori Cochran introduces guests to the Westport Farmers’ Market vendors, including local farmers and producers who are featured in The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook. Christy Colasurdo, co-author of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook, and the Fairfield U Book Store will host a book signing that includes some of the local chefs and food producers featured in the book.
Christy Colasurdo is the former Special Sections Editor at New York Magazine, an award-winning writer and co-founder of a company delivering foods from small Vermont farms to customers’ front doors. Colasurdo writes regular features for regional magazines, and is a contributor to CTbites.com. She is also the author of Restaurant 2000 and Bar Excellence (Rizzoli). She serves on the Board at Wakeman Town Farm & Sustainability Center.
Analiese Paik is a local, sustainable food advocate and the founder and editor of the Fairfield Green Food Guide, an award-winning digital publication that promotes and supports eating locally and sustainably grown food. Timely insider guides to buying year-round from area farms, farm stands, farmers’ markets, CSAs (farm shares), farm-to-door services, organic and farm-to-table restaurants and specialty retailers empower consumers to make more responsible food choices.