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.

The Hickories Welcomes the Public to Farm and Animal Tours

The Hickories’ farmers will host Farm and Animal Tours on April 26th, May 17th, and May 31st featuring lambs, goat kids, and piglets, to share the joys of spring on the farm. Sign up on the website (www.thehickories.org) for a guided tour and for more information about the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program. Space is limited. Farm and Animal Tours are free to CSA members, but general admission is $10 per person.

2014 Green Awards Nominations Being Accepted

I rarely indulge in shameless self promotion, but I’m making an exception for Morris Media’ Group’s 2014 Green Awards. I’d love to win a Green Award in recognition of the contributions the Fairfield Green Food Guide (FGFG) has made to create a more sustainable community in Fairfield County. It’s readers like you that can make that happen.

Baby Ginger

What is It, you may ask? Baby ginger is the answer. Used the same way as mature ginger without the peeling, its season is short and Right Now.

Fall Fun-Last Hurrah

As autumn winds down, seize the opportunity (and soon!) to go pumpkin picking, catch a hayride, or stroll a garden tour before a long winter begins. Some NOFA (Northeast Organic Farm Association) members are featuring some great activities and programs.

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.

10 Things to Do Before Summer’s End

Teacher assignments, open houses, orientations, school supply lists – it’s all suddenly upon us. So are the last crops we’ll harvest before putting our gardens to bed for the winter. Make the most of the last fleeting weeks of summer by doing a few special, and memorable, green food activities before summer’s end. Here’s to building our fortitude to make it through another New England winter.

Belta’s Farm

Add one more farm to your CSA list—Belta’s Farm on Bayberry Lane in Westport. Family-owned and operated since 1945, they’ve been at farmers’ markets and sold wholesale to such well-known corporations as Stew Leonard’s and Campbell’s Soup.

How to Raise Meat Birds Workshop at Squash Hollow Farm

Squash Hollow Farm raises Cornish X and heritage breed chickens for meat and is holding a Raising Meat Chickens course at the farm on April 27 at 10 am.This is not for the meek or faint of heart: as part of the course you will be processing your own chicken and taking it home for dinner. It’s for the burgeoning number of farmsteaders who want to learn to be more self reliant.

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