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.
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.
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.
Each holiday season we look for special gifts under $25 for the teacher, babysitter, music instructor, tutor, coach, mother’s helper, massage therapist and anyone else who’s been especially kind, thoughtful, and helpful during the year. Everyone loves the gift of fine food and Olivette is a convenient destination for buying a wide selection of epicurean gifts under $25,
Westford Hill Distillers’ award-winning New World Aged Apple Brandy is an outstanding gift choice for locavores, fine spirits lovers, and any New Englander fond of sipping brandy in front of a fireplace. Westford Hill Distillers in Ashford, Connecticut has been making award-winning eau-de-vie (unaged fruit brandies) since the company’s founding in 1998 and began releasing aged apple brandy made entirely from Connecticut apples a few years ago.
Cannon Grange No. 152 celebrates its 82nd Annual Agricultural Fair on Sunday, August 24 at the Grange Hall grounds, 25 Cannon Road, Wilton, Conn., 10am-4pm, rain or shine.
Adults and children alike are invited to participate in the juried contests where ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention placing.
Olivette is pleased to announce the opening of a second extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room at 24 Railroad Place in Westport. The public is invited to attend the Westport grand opening celebration on Thursday, July 17, from 4-7 pm and explore the full line of olive oils and vinegars while enjoying light refreshments.