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.
It’s August already and time to think about how you want to spend your last weeks of summer. Have you gotten through your summer bucket list? If you don’t have one, or have already completed it, here are five things to do before the summer ends that will maximize your enjoyment of the local harvest and beautiful weather. This is the time of year when farms are bursting with corn, tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash, beans, cucumbers, peppers and more.
The Hickories will host a Holiday Sheep Walk in the Main Barn of the farm located in Ridgefield. Just as the fields settle into the quiet of another New England winter, the farmers at The Hickories are gearing up to … Read more
Fairfield County has more than a dozen organic farm stands that provide consumers with a convenient way to shop for the freshest, most flavorful herbs, produce and fruit.This season, make it a priority to buy local first by visiting a farm or farmers’ market before the grocery store. You’ll be surprised by the diversity of foods available and nothing tastes better, unless of course you grew it yourself!
Vivian Simons has a farm, a brand-spanking new one right on Lyons Plains Road in Weston. She bought the historic, 14-acre property when it went on the market last year and recently moved into the house, which is under renovation. Last farmed in the 1940s, this former onion field is now providing the local community with the freshest, organically-grown produce around.
had planned to go apple picking with my family at High Hill Orchard in Meriden, Connecticut for a few weeks, and finally headed up on an overcast and lightly rainy Saturday. Picking apples is one of the fall family outings we most look forward to and this year we agreed to travel an hour for the most eco-friendly pick-your-own apples available in the state.