What do actor Woody Harrelson, singer Jason Mraz and football titan Tom Brady have in common? Here’s a hint: It’s dirt- but not celebrity dirt- soil to be exact. These influencers are just a few of the compelling environmental advocates featured in an award winning (42 awards!) film about the the power of regenerative agricultureContinue reading “And Now for Some Good News…”
Like the rest of New England, Fairfield has a long agricultural history. Though most of our former farmland has been developed into residential plots, Fairfield and our surrounding towns are still home to many thriving farms. These growers share an invaluable set of skills: understanding the complexities of growing food with the seasons and theContinue reading “Farmstand Spotlight: Little River Farm”
This week, I’m THRILLED to introduce you to Sneha Sunder, a 16 year old student right here in Fairfield, CT, who has concocted a delicious green goddess salad recipe. Sneha Sunder is a rising senior at Fairfield Warde High School. She is passionate about healthy cooking and vegetarianism. She also plays the violin and piano. In her spare time, she loves going to the beach and travelling the world.
Like the rest of New England, Fairfield has a long agricultural history. Though most of our former farmland has been developed into residential plots, Fairfield and our surrounding towns are still home to many thriving farms. These growers share an invaluable set of skills: understanding the complexities of growing food with the seasons and theContinue reading “Farmstand Spotlight: Southview Farm”
For some residents of Fairfield and surrounding towns, simply having enough food on the table can be a challenge. We are fortunate to have wonderful social services available here in Fairfield, and through these services, the abundance of our local farms and gardens is shared. Fairfielders are big on sharing- many of Fairfield’s community gardens,Continue reading “Grow a Row of Hope- Community Gardens in Fairfield”
As one travels around Fairfield, it is clear we are home to many avid gardeners. From window boxes, to vegetable beds, to landscape design, every inch of our outdoors is a canvas for planting, and this town is full of green thumbs. If you have the inclination, growing your own food garden is cheap, funContinue reading “Fairfield’s Community of Gardeners”
The lengthening days and warmer temps are finally here, and that means it’s time to enjoy some fresh seasonal produce! There are several farmers markets to visit in Fairfield and our neighboring towns, all of which are vital sources of income for the growers that attend, and a perfect opportunity to get the bulk ofContinue reading “It’s Farmers Market Season!”
The pandemic has driven home the importance of having a stable local food system. Many people were affected by supply shortages of one kind or another, and we all became keenly aware of how disruptions to our supply chains can cause a great deal of anxiety if not scarcity of resources. For many people, thisContinue reading “Support Local Farms- Join a CSA!”
With a little bit of know-how and adventurous spirit, home gardening can be a very economical way to grow nutritious food for yourself, get you outside for some fresh air, and solidify your connection to the nature in your own backyard. Starting your own plants from seed is the most economical way to fill outContinue reading “Spring into Gear with Seeds!”
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “Eliminating animal products from my diet is too difficult because…”
-I can’t locate a substitute
-There aren’t enough options to choose from
-Dairy alternatives are too expensive
If this sounds like you or someone you know, have no fear! Below are some great options to replace dairy in common foods with ZERO sacrifice. Yup, you read that right.