Farm Tour and Talk to Spotlight Crucial Role of Agriculture in Fighting Climate Change

lambs at the hickories

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA) and Fairfield County Farm Bureau (FCFB) are pleased to invite the public on May 5, from 6- 8 pm, to attend a farm tour at The Hickories in Ridgefield led by farmer Dina Brewster, followed by a reception and presentation about the role of carbon in soil health and climate change by CT NOFA Executive Director, Jeff Cordulack.

Library Welcomes Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook Author

The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will welcome Christy Colasurdo, co-author of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook, and Analiese Paik, founder and editor of Fairfield Green Food Guide, as the guest speakers at its Annual Meeting of the general membership on Thursday, September 3rd. The meeting will take place at 7:00 pm in the Memorial Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Light refreshments will be served.

Restaurants Invited to Join CT Farm to Chef Week 2015

CT Farm to Chef Week 2015, The CT Dept. of Agriculture’s annual celebration of CT Grown, is scheduled for September 13-19. Restaurants, cafes, caterers, cafeterias, food trucks, bakeries, and other dining establishments are invited to register to participate in this event and partner with Connecticut farms to showcase Connecticut Grown foods on their menus.

Local Food Talk, Farmers Market Tour and Book Signing

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 10:45 PM, The Rewards of Buying Locally Grown Food Talk with Christy Colasurdo, co-author of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook, and Analiese Paik, founder and editor of the Fairfield Green Food Guide. The McManus Room at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 | 203.291.4800

10:45-11:45: Walking tour of the Westport Farmers’ Market and Book Signing with Chefs and Farmers

Heeding Pope Francis’ Call to Change Our Ways

I’m reading Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, Laudato Si, which unabashedly describes environmental degradation as “a tragic consequence” of unchecked human activity and our greatest sin.

Since we’re the ones to blame for the sad state of the earth, each of us must work towards solving the problems contributing to the destruction of our “common home.”

The American Chestnut: A Lecture and Educational Tasting

Learn about the history of the American chestnut, a Slow Food USA Ark of Taste food, and ongoing efforts to restore the tree to its native habitat from Steve Conaway of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF). Chef Silvia Baldini of Strawberry and Sage will demonstrate how to prepare Mont Blanc chestnut cakes, a classic chestnut dessert from her native Italy. Analiese Paik will inform guests about rare and delicious heirloom and Ark of Taste foods and provide insider tips on sourcing them.

CT NOFA Winter Conference Opens for Registration

CT NOFA’s 33rd Annual Winter Conference will be held on Saturday, March 7th (snow date March 8th). Hear keynote speaker Dr. Kristine Nichols of the Rodale Institute discuss the future of sustainable farming, attend a wide variety of workshops and panel discussions, meet and shop from more than 60 exhibitors and vendors, network over lunch, celebrate local food, participate in the raffle, and more.

Fairfield Green Food Guide
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