We are an award-winning website dedicated to providing Fairfield County consumers with resources, breaking news and events that support their efforts to eat more local, organic and sustainably grown food.
Founder & Editor:
ANALIESE PAIK is a sustainable food advocate and founder and editor of the digital news publication, FairfieldGreenFoodGuide.com. Analiese 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. She has also been featured in Fairfield Magazine, Fairfield County Life magazine, The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, Connecticut Cottages and Gardens magazine, Westport Magazine, and various online media.
Analiese is a board member of Slow Food Metro North, a local chapter of Slow Food USA, and a member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (NOFA), Aspetuck Land Trust, Friends of Ambler Farm, and a registered American Farmland Trust and Seafood Watch Advocate.
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.
We are honored to have received the the Slow Food Snail of Approval award from Slow Food Metro North in February 2012. The award is given to “those who contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food we eat and the beverages we drink.” Fairfield Green Food Guide was named a 2011 Green Coast Award Winner and won 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.
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 the FC Beat magazine.
April has lived in Fairfield County with her husband and two daughters (and fish, cat and rabbit) for the past twelve years.
JENNIFER SPAIDE is a natural foods chef, freelance writer, and Founder/Editor of Simplicious Magazine, an online resource dedicated to making healthy eating simple, delicious, and family-friendly. Jennifer holds a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University and is a graduate of The Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. Spaide writes a bi-weekly column for the New Canaan Advertiser. She has freelanced for various online and print resources, including Parents Magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, Greenopia.com, and CTBites.com; has been featured in Connecticut Magazine and appeared on News Channel 8’s Connecticut Style cooking segment; and has consulted with organizations like Horizons Summer Enrichment Program and Local Foods Connection in Iowa.
When she’s not working, Jennifer loves to spend time with her son, cooking together, exploring farmers’ markets, playing in their small vegetable garden, or talking about their dream farm. She is passionate about supporting local food systems and sustainable food practices, as well as finding ways to use food to teach our kids about living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
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.
BETSY KELLER is a Registered Dietitian with a background in Nutrition and Health Communications as well as experience implementing local public relations campaigns. Over the past 25 years, she has planned and implemented PR campaigns for clients ranging from healthcare companies to local non-profits. Most recently, she has worked locally to inspire children to choose healthful diets and raise awareness of sustainable lifestyles. Her projects include teaching sustainable nutrition to children, planting children’s organic vegetable gardens, co-chairing the first Town of Greenwich Eco-Fair and producing an Environmental Teen Film Contest.
Betsy received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and was awarded a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from Boston University. Her dietetic internship was completed at the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the ADA Hunger and Environmental Nutrition practice group.