Farmers Market Co-Op Opens in Ridgefield

Farmers Market Co-Op is now up and running on Catoonah Street just off the main drag between the fire station and the post office. Open every day from 10-6, except Sunday, the market features local-organic food and fine crafts from local artisans.

1920’s Themed Cocktail Party Celebrates The Golden Age of Bridgeport

Travel back to 1920’s Bridgeport to celebrate its glorious past, present and bright future at The Golden Age of Bridgeport, a cocktail party that hearkens back to an earlier era. Enjoy food from local businesses featuring produce from Bridgeport’s own Reservoir Community Farm, 1920’s style libations, music, and beautiful water views at this fundraiser celebration being held at the Boathouse at Knowlton.

Bowman vs. Monsanto Co. Is Really About Owning Life

If anyone thinks the Bowman vs. Monsanto case heard by the US Supreme Court on Feb. 19 is a simple case of farmer vs. biotech giant, they’re wrong. At the heart of the question is not whether farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman benefited from buying grain elevator seed for his late season soybean crop, thereby avoiding buying seed from Monsanto while still enjoying its benefits (herbicide resistance). Bowman as much as admitted that he knew the seeds would be mostly GM and he’d be able to spray RoundUp to control weeds without any harm coming to his crop.

Taking Steps Towards a More Sustainable Food System for All

Hope, optimism, great ideas and action. That was the name of the game two and a half weeks ago at the Green Market Exhibition panel discussion entitled “Farm and Food Innovators: Building Sustainable Food Systems and Community Food Security”. Held at the City Hall Annex in Bridgeport, the Exposition was well-attended by green businesses, community leaders and the public.

Four esteemed panelists were brought together to tackle the questions of how we can produce and distribute enough food to feed the people of our communities, our state and ultimately, the planet. The kicker and preference, of course, being that the food be healthy, nutritious, and sustainably grown food.

Public Invited to Panel Discussion on Building Sustainable Food Systems at GME

Please join me and leaders in the sustainable food movement for a panel discussion and audience Q&A at the 4th Annual Green Market Exposition on Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 pm. The Green Market Exposition runs from 9-4, so please visit with me and other green businesses exhibiting at this free event.

Farm and Food Innovators: Building Sustainable Food Systems and Community Food Security
1:00-1:50 pm

Millstone Farm Offers Direct to Consumer Chickens & Heritage Turkeys

Locally-raised, pastured poultry is one of the hardest products to purchase fresh and unfrozen. I’m not going to bore you with the details about why. Let’s just say they have everything to do with CT Dept. of Agriculture’s laws and regulations. So it’s big news when farms up their production enough to begin taking custom orders direct from consumers. Millstone Farm in Wilton has done just that with chickens and turkeys.

Gleaning Food for the Hungry from Local Farms

The Millstone Farm “Glean Team” made its first visit to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County on Friday, February 24 with a donation of 32 pounds of spinach gleaned from The Hickories, a family-owned farm in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Although gleaning is usually thought of as a warm-weather activity, Dina Brewster of The Hickories offered a crop of winter spinach to the Glean Team, prompting the inaugural event.

Fairfield Green Food Guide
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