Posts Tagged ‘ Connecticut Grown ’

Southington’s Crescent Lake Recreation Area Recognized as Connecticut’s First Connecticut Grown Community Forest

Nov 15th, 2013 | By
Crescent Lake from Bradley Mountain (photo: wikimedia.commons)

Connecticut’s Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection and Agriculture have designated Southington’s Crescent Lake Recreation Area as the state’s first community forest to receive the Connecticut Grown recognition for sustainable forest management.

A favorite spot for area residents to enjoy many outdoor amenities and activities, the 223-acre Crescent Lake Recreation Area was recognized for taking key steps toward sustainable woodland management.

Crescent Lake Recreation Area’s sustainable forest management plan includes use of sustainable forestry practices, protection of water quality during forestry operations, compliance with Connecticut’s Forest Practices Act, adherence to the standards of DoAg’s Connecticut Grown Program, and responding to destructive forest pests and invasive plants, all of which helped qualify it for this special distinction. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from the DEEP.



Reasons to Buy Organic: Let Us Count the Ways. Scientist refutes Stanford analysis | The Equation

Sep 14th, 2012 | By

As a scientist, scientist Margaret Mellon was pleased to see a major meta-analysis (a study of studies) on the nutritional and safety aspects of organic food, but she found the interpretation by the authors of the study and news media disconcerting—and surprising. The Stanford analysis confirmed that in comparison with conventional food, organic food has

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Driven by Flavor — In the Room with Chef Dan Barber

Aug 13th, 2012 | By

If you’ve ever wondered what this farmer’s market/local food/gardening trend is all about, this great interview with Dan Barber will explain it with verve and humor. Barber was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. He continues the work that he began as a member of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture’s board of directors: to blur the line between the dining experience and the educational, bringing the principles of good.



‘Connecticut-grown’ a year-round reality

Feb 7th, 2011 | By

So what if we’re measuring the snow by feet, not inches this winter? Local food producers, distributors and chefs left no question that “Connecticut-grown” produce is a year-round reality at the state Department of Agriculture Farm-to-Chef annual meeting on Monday. via The Day – “Connecticut-grown” a year-round reality | News from southeastern Connecticut.



Forest products can now boast the ‘Connecticut Grown’ label

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced on Dec. 29, 2010, that goods such as furniture, flooring, lumber and fencing made from wood harvested in Connecticut forests will now bear the popular “Connecticut Grown” marketing label.



The hidden cost of a global food chain

Oct 25th, 2010 | By

Check out the garlic the next time you’re in the supermarket. In another era, it might well have been grown in Gilroy, Calif. But today, chances are that your garlic has traveled across oceans and continents to get to your kitchen. But your savings in the supermarket undercuts farmers in places like Gilroy. Moreover, the

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