Master Grilling Class & Lunch with Chef Geoff Lazlo

grilling Geoff Lazlo

Join Mill Street Bar & Table Executive Chef Geoff Lazlo for a master grilling class followed by lunch. Early fall produce from Back 40 Farm* and other local farms will be featured on the menu at this event benefiting CT NOFA.

Geoff will demonstrate grilling techniques and teach guests how to cook an entire meal on the grill — including meat, fish, vegetables and pizza.

Top Chefs Provide Free Culinary Instruction at WFM

Chef Ganx

The Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM), a thriving local hub for seasonal food, wants you to fall in love with your kitchen again. Twenty top area chefs and restaurants have signed up to provide free culinary instruction each week from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. so you can learn to create delicious meals and snacks at home using fresh ingredients from the market.

Salt Block Cooking Class

If you love learning new and exciting ways to cook and present favorite foods, consider a salt block cooking class at Harbor Harvest in Norwalk.

Salt blocks are beautiful and versatile cooking canvases that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Perhaps you have one at home that you’re wondering how to use?

Celebrate World Food Day at Zero Waste Cooking Demo

zero waste cooking demo

Carissa Hvizdo of The Stand is generously sharing her wisdom with the public at a Zero Waste Cooking Demo on Wednesday, October 28, from 7:00-8:30 pm at their Fairfield location on Mill Plain Road in the Sportsplex. Carissa is both a farmer and restaurateur/chef, making her uniquely qualified to attack food waste from multiple angles.

Five Things to Do Before the Summer Ends 2015

Ambler Farm tomatoes

It’s August already and time to think about how you want to spend your last weeks of summer. Have you gotten through your summer bucket list? If you don’t have one, or have already completed it, here are five things to do before the summer ends that will maximize your enjoyment of the local harvest and beautiful weather. This is the time of year when farms are bursting with corn, tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash, beans, cucumbers, peppers and more.

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

Chef Demos Provide Inspiration at the Westport Farmer’s Market

It’s easy to fall into a veggie rut, making the same ten recipes over and over again. I’m guilty of defaulting to a quick saute in garlic and olive oil myself. Inspiration awaits at the weekly chef demos at the Westport Farmers’ market where top local chefs demonstrate how they use produce from market vendors to create a fantastic appetizer, salad, soup or side dish.

Minted Pea, Cucumber and Baby Arugula Salad with Citrus Dressing

The Westport Farmers’ Market has started a recipe program to provide shoppers with guidance about what’s in season each month and showcase recipes to try at home. Five guest contributors will each provide two recipes and shopping lists for the market each month. May’s contributor is Elise Meyer, food writer and creator of the Much Ado About Stuffing blog. Enjoy her recipes and expect a fresh set in June from the next contributor!

Paul’s Custom Pet Food: Healthy, Local and Eco-Friendly

Have you ever tasted a dog cookie? Until recently, I could honestly say no. That is no longer the case.

I had the privilege of meeting Paul and Lynn Gallant, owners of Paul’s Custom Pet Food in New Milford. As a parting gift, I received a package of pumpkin dog cookies. With an ingredient list of organic brown rice flour, organic pumpkin, organic eggs, dried goat’s milk, organic parsley, and sea salt, I gave one a try.

Fairfield Green Food Guide
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