On Saturday June 10th, Heritage Homestead at 3B Ranch hosts a seasonal farm dinner and ranch tour on 80 acres of rolling farmlands in Northford. The tour kicks off the evening complete with stunning views, roaming buffalo, grass-fed cattle, goats and swine, along with a history of the farm and a chance to learn from a leader in “humanely raised” livestock and grower of Certified Organic fruits and vegetables.
Consumers increasingly want to know where their food comes from, how it’s grown, and what’s in it. Some prefer organic. For others, it’s about sustainability and responsible farming. And, some only care if it’s local. Unfortunately, obtaining product information isn’t always straightforward. Let’s begin by navigating a path to quality meat.
Beer drinkers aren’t just picky about what’s in their mug. They’re pretty discerning about how the beer is produced. An increasing number of breweries—and that number has jumped to 5,000 craft brewers nationwide up from 4,000 last year—are producing sustainable beer. From local ingredients and composting to implementing wind and solar power, breweries are taking the environment seriously.
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.
Millstone Farm in Wilton is the first farming business in Connecticut to earn the Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) Certified Grassfed accreditation. This is the only certification and logo in the U.S. and Canada that guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100% grass and forage diet, raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives, and managed according to the highest welfare and environmental standards on an independent family farm.
Connecticut’s own farmer of the coveted Copps Island Oyster, and Slow Food Shoreline will host a celebration of the Long Island Oyster, highlighting the rich history of oyster farming on the Long Island Sound and learning about traditional oyster farming methods. The event will be held Saturday, October 3rd 2015 at Norm Bloom and Son’s waterfront facility in Norwalk, Connecticut from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm.