Posts Tagged ‘ CSA ’

Community Garden Space available to Putnam residents

May 1st, 2013 | By

The ground has been tilled and soil samples taken at the Robert R. Johnston Community Garden in Putnam in preparation for a May 11 opening day. The garden features 10 raised beds, two handicapped accessible beds, and space for several other plots. According to Putnam Director of Economic Development Delpha Very, residents can determine the

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Fair at Fiddeheads touts benefits of community-backed farming

Mar 11th, 2013 | By

In a sign that spring is approaching, four local farms participated in the community-supported agriculture fair at Fiddleheads Food Co-Op. Community-supported agriculture, or CSA, allows families to pay farmers a certain amount up front and receive bags, boxes or baskets of food at regular intervals, often weekly. For more on this story, visit: The Day

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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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NeighborWorks News: How to Create a Community Garden

Sep 3rd, 2012 | By

We couldn’t resist including this wonderful last piece in our community gardening series. Thanks to all who sent in entries and to all those who work on gardens across the country. By Bob Halstead Founder, Bridgeport Urban Gardens Photo courtesy of The Housing Development Fund, Inc. (HDF) I’ve had 30 years of experience building community

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Couple Turns Small Farms into CSA Delivery Network

Jul 19th, 2012 | By

A husband-and-wife team connects small farms like Bitta-Blue Farm and Thankful Circle Farm in Killingworth with families who want to eat organic, healthy produce and support local agriculture. When Karen and Kedhar Thiruvalam were visiting friends in Vegas in October 2011, they saw a large cooler on the steps outside their host’s front door. Nestled

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Study to look at green spaces’ effects on crime in New Haven

Jun 7th, 2012 | By

Stacey Maples wants to see if there’s safety in, well, maples. For the next few months, the Yale University data mapping expert and a cross-section of groups from around the city will crunch numbers involving crime and local green spaces. The idea is to learn whether the presence of a community garden, a park or

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‘Jewish Local Greens’ CSA Offers Organic Vegetables in W. Hartford

Apr 24th, 2012 | By

Jewish Local Greens is a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture). Members pay up front for a season’s worth of produce, grown at our partner farm (Adamah, in Falls Village CT, a certified organic, Jewish educational farm). The CSA system shortens the distance from farm to table, benefiting the health of our bodies, our wallets and the earth.

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Nonprofit planting the seed for community farm in New Haven’s Fair Haven neighborhood (with video)

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

Don’t let the cold and frost at Quinnipiac River Park fool you: Rebecca Kline is planting the seeds of public support there for a community farm that could feed 250 people someday. Kline, director of the nonprofit group New Haven Farms, envisions fruit trees, berry bushes and rows of spinach, kale and cilantro — all

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The Eating Local Movement Helps Keep Farms Afloat

Sep 17th, 2010 | By

Helping to sustain the number of independent farms is the growing popularity of community-supported agriculture.