On Saturday June 10th, Heritage Homestead at 3B Ranch hosts a seasonal farm dinner and ranch tour on 80 acres of rolling farmlands in Northford. The tour kicks off the evening complete with stunning views, roaming buffalo, grass-fed cattle, goats and swine, along with a history of the farm and a chance to learn from a leader in “humanely raised” livestock and grower of Certified Organic fruits and vegetables.
Consumers increasingly want to know where their food comes from, how it’s grown, and what’s in it. Some prefer organic. For others, it’s about sustainability and responsible farming. And, some only care if it’s local. Unfortunately, obtaining product information isn’t always straightforward. Let’s begin by navigating a path to quality meat.
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.
Farm dinners remain so popular that the summer 2015 season is seeing a reprise of many of last year’s events. Whether you’re planning a night out with your significant other, a friend, or a large group, reserve your seat right away because tickets go fast. The Millstone Farm “Farm to Fork” Series is already sold out and just a handful of tickets remain for Outstanding in the Field dinners at The Hickories and Waldingfield Farm.
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
Now in its ninth year, Dinners at the Farm announces the return of its open-air, fundraiser dinners at White Gate Farm in East Lyme and Barberry Hill Farm in Madison. Guests will savor six course feasts prepared with organically grown vegetables that’s absolutely fresh and seasonal at the moment––and all cooked and served outside right alongside the fields from which it came.
The authors of the Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook have begun an exciting book tour that includes stores, restaurants and farmers’ markets that we know and love. The first event is tomorrow, at Back 40 Mercantile in Greenwich, followed by a cocktail and book signing party at Terrain next Monday, then a farm-to-table dinner at Parallel Post on June 25. There are many more spring and summer events to come!