10 Ways to Say “I Love You” to Mother Earth

Each Earth Day I feel obligated to bring awareness to the important role each of us plays in protecting the environment and preserving our ability to feed ourselves sustainably. Today, it’s in the form a list of ways you can say “I love you” to Mother Earth. Imagine the impact on our town, county, state and country if each citizen were to commit to doing just one or 2 items on the list below. How many do you already do? Which will you start doing? Please comment at the end and share any additional ideas. Happy Earth Day!

Eating Locally in the Winter Is Easier Than Ever

The change of season from fall to winter brings us shorter, darker days and a challenging growing season for even the most adventurous four-season farmers. Ah but the wonders they’re able to produce despite the elements – tender field spinach and baby kale plus greenhouse treats like fresh herbs, pea shoots, mushrooms and lettuces – are drawing crowds to the winter farmers’ markets. Indeed, it’s the winter spinach and kale that are the first to sell out at Fort Hill Farm’s booth at the Saturday Westport Farmers’ Market.

Food Truck Fridays Return at Sugar & Olives

Skinny Pines Pizza returns to Sugar & Olives in Norwalk for a special Food Truck Friday family dinner event. Skinny Pines will be setting up their mobile, wood-fired portable pizza oven to cook your dinner to order. Skinny Pines’ handmade pizzas feature local, seasonal ingredients on a thin crust made from freshly milled whole wheat flour from Wild Hive Farm in Dutchess County, NY.

Green Leaf Organic Bakery & Café Opens in Wilton

What makes an organic bakery good? Perhaps, it’s just the quality ingredients. Or, it’s the attention paid to detail—like where the ingredients are sourced and how sustainable their practices are. Maybe, it’s a lifestyle choice that bleeds into everything you do. If you answer all of the above, then Green Leaf Organic Bakery and Café in Wilton is the place for you.

CSAs Go a la Carte

What do you get when you pair up a farmer with forward-thinking restaurateurs? An a la carte CSA.

Organizer Farah Masani, a former farm manager at Millstone Farm in Wilton now responsible for local sourcing for the Barcelona Restaurant Group, said the idea was forged with Barcelona’s customers in mind, but is open to anyone. “People are looking for the convenience of a multi-farm CSA easily tailored to their tastes and needs that can be conveniently picked up at the restaurant after work. We’re making it fun by offering seasonal cocktails and special tapas using CSA ingredients during happy hour each Tuesday. If customers like the tapas, they can find the recipes online to make them at home” she said.

Fairfield Green Food Guide
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