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.

Grass Rxoots Redux

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.

2015 CT Specialty Food Product Award Winners Announced

The CT Specialty Food Association (CSFA) held its fourteenth Product Awards Competition on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville and I was honored to serve as a judge for the fourth straight year. This year one hundred seventy-nine items were entered into 33 categories where they were judged on appearance, aroma, texture, and taste.

Harry’s Hosts Green Wine Class with Zev Rovine

The rise in popularity of green, or sustainably made wine, has created new terminology -organic, organic grape, biodynamic, sustainable farming, natural/raw/minimal intervention/no addition – unique to wine grape growing (viticulture) and wine making (viniculture) practices. This class is aimed at clarifying each distinct method by taking you through the varietals, terroir and the rigorous process/guidelines each method follows in order to produce its categorized wine.

Craft Butchery Merges with Fleisher’s

Ryan Fibiger discovered after four years running Craft Butchery just how complicated the business of pastured, whole animal butchery is to do the right way on a small scale. And the corners that other companies cut – buying boxed meats, outsourcing cutting – to keep costs down.

Fairfield Cheese Company Opens Greenwich Location

Fairfield Cheese Company opened Greenwich Cheese Company at 154 East Putnam Avenue in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich on December 11, 2014. The new location will carry on the tradition of offering the area’s best selection of cut-to-order artisan and farmstead cheese from around the world, including some of CT’s best artisan and farmstead cheese, in addition to an array of small batch charcuterie and specialty foods.

Fairfield Green Food Guide
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