Seed Library Helps Gardeners Grow

Come Grow With Us

New Canaan Library invites you to grow with them at their seed lending library. The idea is simple—borrow seeds from the library (don’t worry– there won’t be any fines), let some of the plants go to seed, and bring the next generation of seeds back to the library.

Food Gratitude

I’m sitting down for what feels like the first time today. Cooking for the last three days in preparation for Thanksgiving has given me plenty of quiet time to think about what I’m thankful for. Besides my family, wonderful and supportive friends, and farmers who grow the food I eat, I’m grateful for every stakeholder – from consumers to retailers to chefs – that takes small actions that lead to meaningful change in our food system.

Green Food Gift Guide: Seed Savers Ark of Taste Collection

I was so excited to learn that Seed Savers Exchange partnered with Slow Food USA to offer a 6-pack of Ark of Taste seeds. At $14.95, the Ark of Taste Collection is a budget-friendly gift any backyard gardener would love, especially those who will be excited about growing heirloom foods that are delicious enough to be part of Slow Food’s 200 strong (and growing) collection of rare and endangered foods cataloged in the Ark of Taste.

Comstock, Ferre Hosts 3rd Annual Heirloom Festival

Comstock Ferre & Co. is the oldest continually operating seed company in the Northeast and a big defender of heirloom seeds. Each year they host an Heirloom Festival at their retail seed store in Wethersfield, CT where buildings dating back to the 1700s are being carefully restored. Bring the whole family on May 26, from 10 to 5 pm, to enjoy live music, workshops, presentations, activities, and exhibitors, plus shop for heirloom vegetable and flower plants.

10 Things to Do Before the Summer Ends

The kids are back in school and the weather has cooled off a bit, but summer isn’t over yet. Capturing the fleeting days, and tastes, of summer is easy to do in Fairfield County. We are lucky to have abundant farms, farm stands, farmers’ markets and restaurants working hard to make sure that the best of what they have to offer makes its way to our lips. Here’s my “don’t miss” list of things to do before summer’s nothing but a distant, sweet memory.

Comstock Ferre Invites the Community to Heirloom Festival 2012

Visit Comstock, Ferre & Co., on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m for a free “Heirloom Festival!” Guests can visit the historic Seed Museum, browse the collection of hundreds of heirloom seed varieties, and meet vendors from near and far showcasing their natural products, special food items, and much more. There will be hundreds of heirloom plants for sale, and food will be served all day.

1:00 GMO panel discussion with Analiese Paik, other advocates and legislators.

Fairfield Green Food Guide
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