Farmstand Spotlight: Little River Farm

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”

Farmstand Spotlight: Southview Farm

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”

Fairfield’s Community of Gardeners

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”

It’s Farmers Market Season!

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!”

Support Local Farms- Join a CSA!

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!”

Spring into Gear with Seeds!

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!”

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