Farm Tour and Talk to Spotlight Crucial Role of Agriculture in Fighting Climate Change

lambs at the hickories

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.

Five Things to Do Before the Summer Ends 2015

Ambler Farm tomatoes

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.

2014 Organic Farm Stands of Fairfield County

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!

Viv’s Veggies at Chestnut Farm

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.

Fresh and Local Juice

While water is the earth’s best drink, sometimes we crave something different to quench our thirst. Something like juice. Here’s a roundup of some fresh and local juices, bar mixes included, for the times we want something a little bit sweeter than H2O.

Fall Fun at the Farms

Fall is the perfect season to enjoy your local CT farms in all their autumnal glory. This weekend, plan to pick a pumpkin or a bushel of apples, sip cider and chow down on donuts, hitch a hay ride or get lost in a corn maze.

Picking Apples and Chestnuts at High Hill Orchard

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.

Fairfield Green Food Guide
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