The Garden Education Center of Greenwich is hosting a series of Conscious Living Dinners with Dr. Johnathan Roberti aimed at helping guests become informed about eating a plant-based, whole foods diet and leave empowered to make changes in their diets. The series runs on three evenings in September, October, and November.
Grass Rxoots recently opened in the lobby of Halo Studios in New Canaan. And, it couldn’t be a more perfect spot.
Halo Studios is a health and wellness facility dedicated to your physical well-being. From Tai Chi and Yoga to personal training and nutritional counseling, your body gets a workout. But sometimes that body needs to be nourished, too. That’s where Grass Rxoots, the brainchild of Dr. Steven Murphy and CEO and “creative strategist” Rhoby Schempp, comes in. It’s like one-stop shopping for a captive audience under the same roof.
Have you ever tasted a dog cookie? Until recently, I could honestly say no. That is no longer the case.
I had the privilege of meeting Paul and Lynn Gallant, owners of Paul’s Custom Pet Food in New Milford. As a parting gift, I received a package of pumpkin dog cookies. With an ingredient list of organic brown rice flour, organic pumpkin, organic eggs, dried goat’s milk, organic parsley, and sea salt, I gave one a try.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that Connecticut is one of eight states selected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to participate in the Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables. The program is provided for under the federal Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill. Under the program, Connecticut will be able to increase its purchases of locally grown fruits and vegetables for its state-assisted school meal program.
Almost all the meat you purchase in the grocery store and eat in restaurants and fast food outlets is from factory farms (ditto for school lunch). So is the dairy. Slow down just a minute to ponder the fact that the meat you eat and milk you drink is from animals kept confined, indoors, 24/7 on feedlots instead of being raised on pasture.
If you’re looking for a yoga studio that’s got it all, look no further than Kaia Yoga. They opened eight years ago in two locations in Greenwich and three years ago on the Post Road behind Crate & Barrel in Westport. Kaia boasts yoga classes and workshops, an organic juice bar and café, spa treatments, and massage therapy.
As the fall seasons approaches, gardeners and cooks start to prepare for the months and year ahead. It’s the perfect time to learn some practical new skills. How can we preserve bountiful late summer harvests like tomatoes? What do we do with a bonanza of cucumbers to avoid waste and create new taste sensations? What can we do differently in our gardens to grow the most nutritious foods possible? Millstone Farm has workshops to help you become skilled at each!
The Connecticut Dietetic Association (CDA) applauds efforts by the Legislature’s Environment Committee for proposing legislation that would require labels for genetically engineered foods and modified products. HB #5117, “AN ACT CONCERNING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS” would require the labeling of genetically-engineered foods and create further opportunities for genetically modified organism (GMO) farming and best practices for food products that are voluntarily labeled to indicate whether they include genetically engineered ingredients.
By Betsy Keller, MS, RD This morning I reached into the deep recesses of my fridge to find Pillsbury Cinnabon buns with PINK icing. I realized I had purchased the can in October during Breast Cancer Awareness month and was … Read more
By Eileen Weber They say hard work pays off. And for parent volunteers in Fairfield Public Schools, that old adage couldn’t be more true. Years of painstakingly coordinating a garden program as an outdoor classroom have culminated in a $5,000 … Read more