We provide Fairfield County consumers with the resources and information they need to eat more locally and sustainably through online content and live events. Our unique guides to farmers’ markets, farm stands, organic restaurants, CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), and more empower consumers to make local-sustainable food purchasing decisions that positively impact their health and the health of the environment. Our events educate the public about sustainable food issues and empower them to make responsible buying decisions from local farmers, restaurants, specialty food producers, and retailers.
Consistently publishing high-quality, unique, and focused content and engaging with consumers across multiple platforms – web, social, email, and events – has earned us frequent and loyal readers and the following awards: 2015 Morris Media Green Award, Constant Contact All Star Award for five consecutive years: 2014-2010, Slow Food Metro North Snail of Approval Award 2012, Green Coast Award 2013 and 2011, and Best Website 2010, second place, in the Connecticut Press Club Awards.
Founder & Editor:
ANALIESE PAIK is a local-sustainable food advocate and founder and editor of FairfieldGreenFoodGuide.com, an award-winning digital news publication dedicated since 2009 to empowering Fairfield County consumers to eat more locally and sustainably.
She has been featured as a green food advocate and expert in Fairfield Magazine, Fairfield County Life, The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, and Westport Magazine and various online media. She was a regular monthly guest on News Channel 8’s Good Morning Connecticut show for two years and was featured in Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine as a “foodie who makes a difference” in recognition of both her current work and many years as a PTA volunteer advocating for better school food.
Analiese served as a board member of Slow Food Metro North, a local chapter of Slow Food USA, and is now an advisor to the board. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree and has held marketing management positions in the financial services industry. She is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and studied wine at the International Wine Center in New York City where she received a certificate in wine from the UK’s Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Analiese is an avid organic gardener and home cook and delights in teaching these skills to her two school-aged sons.
- 2015 Morris Media Green Award recognizing businesses, non-profits, and individuals that are leading the local fight to protect the environment while also creating a sustainable social and economic community.
- Constant Contact All Star Award 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 given to the top 10% of Constant Contact’s international customer base in recognition of their significant achievements leveraging online marketing tools to engage their customer base and drive success for their organization.
- 2012 Slow Food Metro North Snail of Approval Award given to “those who contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food we eat and the beverages we drink.”
- Green Coast Award 2013 and 2011 awarded by Conscious Decisions to honor and recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that are socially and environmentally responsible.
- Best Website 2010, second place, in the Connecticut Press Club Awards.
EILEEN WEBER has been a freelance writer for the last several years. She has a master’s degree in journalism and a professional background in publishing. Eileen has written numerous articles for magazines, newspapers, and web sites including Fairfield Magazine and their online presence, Townvibe, as well as The Day Publishing Company in New London.
Eileen enjoys good food, good wine, and great conversation. She feels very strongly about supporting local farmers and eating locally and sustainably. Eileen lives in Fairfield with her husband, three daughters, two dogs, and a whole lot of chaos.
Eileen has been contributing articles about sustainable restaurants, school and community gardens, and farms to Fairfield Green Food Guide for over three years.
APRIL GUILBAULT is a graphic artist and illustrator turned freelance writer and blogger. After studying Communication Design at Syracuse University, she went on to work at NBC in Chicago and New York as a graphic designer on such shows as NBC Nightly News and The Rosie O’Donnell Show, which earned her several Emmy awards. These days she focuses on a new-to-her variety of creativity…words and writing. Her blog www.DailyFrosting.com is a daily pursuit covering all aspects of enhancing one’s life, namely focusing on the little things that make it worthwhile. Humor, recipes and observances rule the day. She is currently also a contributing writer to CTBites.com, FC Beat magazine and The Cupboard Magazine.
FARAH MASANI is a farmer living in Wilton, CT who, in addition to farming, is on the staff of Barcelona Restaurant Group where she is responsible for local sourcing. Farah previously worked as a farm manager at Millstone Farm in Wilton.
RENEE ALLEN is the Founder and Director of the Wine Institute of New England, a business which provides wine education and epicurean entertainment. She is a Certified Specialist of Wine and a member of the Society of Wine Educators. As part of providing wine education, Renee has the opportunity to work closely with many local chefs and is especially excited about the events she does involving local wines and local, sustainable foods. She is an authority on Connecticut farm wineries and specializes in organic, biodynamic and sustainably farmed wines from around the world.
Renee is currently serving as a wellness consultant for a New England supermarket chain where her focus is on inspiring customers to make better food-related choices for a healthier lifestyle and long-term wellness. She holds a B.A. from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. When she is not doing cooking classes or blogging about wine, Renee can often be found in the middle of the woods foraging for mushrooms.