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.

Graze Rebrands to Simple Scallion

After three years of negotiating to trademark the name Graze, the company recently lost the negotiations to a UK snack box company. The process of re-branding to Simple Scallion is now complete and consumers will find a freshened up website and online community that include a blog.

Sustainable Food & Farm Expo 2014

Bring the whole family to the Sustainable Food & Farm Expo 2014 on Sunday, March 9, 2014, from 10 am – 4 pm, at Audubon Greenwich. Learn about our rich and diverse sustainable food community; engage with organic farmers and chefs, homesteading experts, artisan food producers and retailers at the marketplace; and attend sustainable food talks and tasting workshops.

Green Food Resolutions for 2014

Assuming you always use reusable bags when shopping, have ditched bottled water for good, and compost your food waste rather than throwing it in the garbage, you’re ready for bigger and tastier challenges. Here are a few to consider:

5 Reasons to Go Grass Fed

Almost all the meat you purchase in the grocery store and eat in restaurants and fast food outlets is from factory farms (ditto for school lunch). So is the dairy. Slow down just a minute to ponder the fact that the meat you eat and milk you drink is from animals kept confined, indoors, 24/7 on feedlots instead of being raised on pasture.

2014 Green Awards Nominations Being Accepted

I rarely indulge in shameless self promotion, but I’m making an exception for Morris Media’ Group’s 2014 Green Awards. I’d love to win a Green Award in recognition of the contributions the Fairfield Green Food Guide (FGFG) has made to create a more sustainable community in Fairfield County. It’s readers like you that can make that happen.

Farm-to-Home Delivery, Concierge Style

Fresh Nation founders Tony Lee, Melanie Franklin, Hannah Pullman, and Alexander Lee decided to introduce a concierge- style farm-to-home delivery business to serve this very market, with a personal shopper assigned to each order to remove some of the stress from our lives. While there are a number of farm-to-door services operating in Fairfield County, Fresh Nation is unique for three important reasons.

Graze Brings VT CSAs to Your Door

This season Graze is offering two choices of home-delivered, Certified Organic CSAs from a collective of small Vermont Farmers: A 10-week Summer Vacation CSA and a 16-week Extend the Harvest CSA. For your added convenience, you may choose to add eggs or bread, or both to your weekly share for the entire season.

Green Food Resolutions for the New Year

If you’re like most people, you make a list – at least mentally – of the things you’ll do differently in the coming year. Perhaps you’re already eating sustainably to some degree, but are looking to increase your commitment. Here you’ll find a multitude of suggestions for doing just that – whether you’re just starting to eat greener or are a dedicated sustainable eater. Choose where you are on the continuum – from Newbie to Dedicated – to find suggestions suitable for you.

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