Farm-to-Chef Week, The CT Dept. of Agriculture’s annual celebration of CT Grown, is scheduled for September 14-20, 2014. Restaurants, cafes, caterers, cafeterias, food trucks, bakeries, and other dining establishments are invited to register for this event and partner with Connecticut farms to showcase their Connecticut Grown foods on their menus.
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.
The Winter Westport Farmers’ Market, a popular year-round destination for local food lovers, returns for a fourth season to the spacious greenhouse at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens on Sylvan Lane. The market finishes up the summer season on November 7 at Imperial Avenue and opens the very next Saturday, November 16, at their winter location.
If you live in Westchester, Greenwich or Stamford, you can participate in an organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) this fall and winter, with delivery from the farm right to your doorstep. For the past six years, Farm Share Ltd. (www.myfarmshare.com) has been delivering CSA shares of freshly harvested organic crops from a small family farm to hundreds of area homes, helping people eat better and allowing the farmers to do what they do best: farm!
At a recent Farm-to-Chef meeting, Robin Chesmer of The Farmer’s Cow announced they were adding coffee to the company’s retail product line and would be entering the restaurant business by opening a cafe in Mansfield, CT this May. The Farmer’s Cow Calfe & Creamery will serve their new line of locally roasted, Rainforest Alliance certified coffees and “feature all of The Farmer’s Cow products – especially the ice cream” said Chesmer. “The ingredients for our sandwiches, soups and salads will be locally sourced.”
Editor’s note: This giveaway was amended on 1/18 to make it easier for more people to participate. We’re celebrating National Hot Tea Month by giving away 2 Mamacat’s Q. Tea sampler packs. Mamacat’s Q. Teas are hand-blended and packed in … Read more