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.
Wholesome Wave and world-class adventure photographer Glenn Charles invite you to a cocktail reception and pop up gallery exhibit at the Westport Arts Center showcasing images of our food system that explore New England’s dedication to sustainability, community and resilience.
Thursday, 4/9 from 6-7:30
Westport Arts Center
51 Riverside Avenue, Westport
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
When news of the passage of Public Act 10-103, An Act Concerning Farms, Food, and Jobs, began to spread last year, I put in a call to the CT Dept. of Agriculture’s legal expert to get an interpretation. Was it … Read more
Park City Harvest Farm Stand locations in Bridgeport will soon reopen for the season and Wholesome Wave’s Double Value Coupon Program for SNAP/EBT and WIC recipients is once again being offered. Under this program, $10 in benefits equals $20 in … Read more
By Analiese Paik Well, it’s about time. How many years have we watched the site adjacent to Home Depot that once was home to the Handy & Harman metals-processing factory being remediated and negotiated over in preparation for the construction … Read more
Audubon Greenwich invites you to join them on Sunday, May 15, from 3-6 pm, for a benefit concert, food, and wine. This event benefits the Armstrong Court Organic Community Garden, a leader in the local, healthy, organic food movement in … Read more
Kaiser Permanente Employees Raise $600,000 for Healthy Eating Programs in Underserved Communities Wholesome Wave will expand farmers’ market programs to eight new locations nationwide. Bridgeport, Conn. – Wholesome Wave, a Connecticut-based, national nonprofit organization dedicated to nourishing neighborhoods across America … Read more