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The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will welcome Christy Colasurdo, co-author of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook, and Analiese Paik, founder and editor of Fairfield Green Food Guide, as the guest speakers at its Annual Meeting of the general membership on Thursday, September 3rd. The meeting will take place at 7:00 pm in the Memorial Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Light refreshments will be served.
Learn about the history of the American chestnut, a Slow Food USA Ark of Taste food, and ongoing efforts to restore the tree to its native habitat from Steve Conaway of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF). Chef Silvia Baldini of Strawberry and Sage will demonstrate how to prepare Mont Blanc chestnut cakes, a classic chestnut dessert from her native Italy. Analiese Paik will inform guests about rare and delicious heirloom and Ark of Taste foods and provide insider tips on sourcing them.
Holiday Artisan Chocolate Desserts
A Chocolate Tasting, Cooking Demonstration, and Dessert Tasting
With Chef Silvia Baldini of Strawberry and Sage and
Analiese Paik of the Fairfield Green Food Guide
New Canaan Library
December 9, 2014
$25 per person
Comstock Ferre & Co. is the oldest continually operating seed company in the Northeast and a big defender of heirloom seeds. Each year they host an Heirloom Festival at their retail seed store in Wethersfield, CT where buildings dating back to the 1700s are being carefully restored. Bring the whole family on May 26, from 10 to 5 pm, to enjoy live music, workshops, presentations, activities, and exhibitors, plus shop for heirloom vegetable and flower plants.
The anti-GMO movement is strong and determined to retake control of the global food system and two films explain the issues at hand. ‘Seeds of Freedom’ charts the story of seed from diversity-rich farming systems to its transformation into a monopolized commodity. ‘Genetic Roulette’ exposes never-seen-before-evidence that points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to disease in people, pets, livestock, and lab animals eating genetically modified soybeans and corn.
This year, Connecticut joined about 20 other states that have recently debated laws requiring suppliers to label all genetically modified food. Though Connecticut’s bill died in the last session, House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan, D-Meriden, has begun to form a bipartisan legislative task force to investigate the issue.
Visit Comstock, Ferre & Co., on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m for a free “Heirloom Festival!” Guests can visit the historic Seed Museum, browse the collection of hundreds of heirloom seed varieties, and meet vendors from near and far showcasing their natural products, special food items, and much more. There will be hundreds of heirloom plants for sale, and food will be served all day.
1:00 GMO panel discussion with Analiese Paik, other advocates and legislators.
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