Ranch to Host Farm Dinner and Tour in Support of CT NOFA

farm fling dinner

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.

Taste the Terroir of Connecticut Honey

Connecticut beekeeper, author and honey sommelier C. Marina Marchese will take guests on a tasting journey to discover the unique sensory qualities (terroir!) of hyper-regional, Connecticut honeys including selections from Honey Oak Farm in Woodbury, Hannan Honey in Southbury, Autumn Harvest Orchard in Norfolk, and Marina’s own Red Bee apiary in Weston.

Cold Spring Farm Hosts Farm Dinner

Cold Spring Farm goat 2

Dinner guests of all ages will have a fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty of a beyond organic, diversified family farm and enjoy the fruits of her labors. Children will love the wide open space and farm animals including heritage breed chickens, cows, goats, and pigs.

Market Disruptor: Harbor Harvest

Harbor Harvest is a homegrown retail venture in local-sustainable food conceived by Robert Kunkel and partner Ernest Marsan that’s about to disrupt the retail food market. The duo’s first location has taken root in the East Norwalk neighborhood where Marsan’s family has a longstanding history of serving and supporting the community at Partner’s Café & Pizzeria.

Grooming the Next Generation of Farmers

farmer in the field

Farming is difficult, and often, thankless work. But if this is something you feel passionate about, where do you begin? In past generations, you simply followed what your parents or grandparents did. But, according to the USDA, farmers are a dying a breed with the average age around 58 years old, up 1.2 years since 2007. The face of the farm industry is aging rapidly and few are replacing them. That’s where programs like CT NOFA’s Whole Farm Planning Certificate Course come in.

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.

Winvian Hosts Culinary Fundraiser for CT NOFA

A special culinary fundraiser benefiting CT NOFA is being held at Winvian restaurant and hotel on Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The afternoon is to feature a wide array of signature appetizers and desserts by Winvian’s Executive Chef Chris Eddy using produce from their garden and local farms.

Westport Farmers’ Market Raises the Bar

I’m dreaming of early sweet strawberries, pungent spring garlic, crispy French breakfast radishes, and thick heads of just-picked lettuce, spinach, and arugula. This Thursday my dreams will materialize before my eyes as I head to opening day at the Westport Farmers’ Market. Some big changes are in store for shoppers this year, most notably the market’s commitment to becoming GMO-Free.

Working to become GMO-free will surely be a tough row to hoe, but Market Master Lori Cochran seemed undeterred. “We’re taking baby steps, but we’ll be able to do it.”

Where Have All the Farms Gone?

by Eileen Weber We have a nationwide epidemic and it’s not the swine flu. We are losing our farmland at an alarming rate. One of the main problems fueling it is overdevelopment. This is something we can change, but we … Read more

Gardener Education Workshops

July 7 and 9, Pruning Vegetables and Flowers taught by Bettylou Sandy of Bettylou’s Gardening, organized by CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association, CT Chapter). 6-8 pm, $30 for members, $35 for non-members, discount available for series. Locations TBD. Visit … Read more

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