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.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA) and Fairfield County Farm Bureau (FCFB) are pleased to invite the public on May 5, from 6- 8 pm, to attend a farm tour at The Hickories in Ridgefield led by farmer Dina Brewster, followed by a reception and presentation about the role of carbon in soil health and climate change by CT NOFA Executive Director, Jeff Cordulack.
Millstone Farm in Wilton is the first farming business in Connecticut to earn the Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) Certified Grassfed accreditation. This is the only certification and logo in the U.S. and Canada that guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100% grass and forage diet, raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives, and managed according to the highest welfare and environmental standards on an independent family farm.
It’s that time again, the magical season for maple sugaring that runs from the beginning of February until the end of March in New England. Since maple syrup is produced only in northeastern North America, this is a great opportunity to experience the uniqueness of winter farming. Events at farms and land trusts from Greenwich to Redding aim to educate, so choose the level of involvement that’s right for you.
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.
Heritage turkeys sold at retail – in stores and online – are raised in California by Bill Niman’s BN Ranch and Mary’s Free Range Turkey, and Frank Reese’s Good Shepard Poultry Ranch in Kansas. This year, I’m excited to share a source for local, organic heritage turkeys right here in Fairfield County.