Posts Tagged ‘ locally grown ’

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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Assembly session was nice harvest, farmers say

Jun 14th, 2011 | By

While the biggest group representing Connecticut’s industrial sector was down about the recently concluded General Assembly session, the agricultural sector took a decidely different view.



Regional Farm-to-School grant announced

Feb 19th, 2011 | By

The National Farm-to-School Network has been awarded a $250,000 USDA Cooperative Agreement Contract to expand and coordinate farm-to-institution work throughout the six-state region.



Food-safety bill worries some small farms

Nov 16th, 2010 | By

Some are trying to influence attempts by Congress to sharpen safety controls on the nation’s food supply so that small farms don’t suffer. CT NOFA, with 800 members, shares some of their concerns.



Editorial: Farmers’ markets help land, locals

Oct 27th, 2010 | By

On Saturday afternoons, passersby E.O. Smith High School will discover a convenient opportunity to support and enjoy locally-grown agriculture: the Storrs’ Farmers’ Market.



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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Dinner At The Farm: Heavenly

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

It was the second-to-last of this year’s Dinners At The Farm, a series of 12 summertime repasts, which chef Jonathan Rapp, at left, owner of River Tavern in Chester, introduced in Connecticut four years ago to celebrate local produce, cheeses, meat and seafood and to benefit local farming interests. via Dinner At The Farm: Heavenly

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Bill Gates: Better Farms, Improved Lives

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, six nonprofit agricultural development organizations are helping hundreds of thousands of poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia grow more productive, profitable, and sustainable crops. Three-quarters of the world’s poorest people rely on farming small plots of land to feed themselves and their families. Helping

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Steve Poses: Farm Stands of Long Island’s North Fork

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

A nice rundown of farm stands on Long Island, along with a nice photo essay … Because of the North Fork’s proximity to the New York market as well as the summer vacationers, the area still supports a vibrant farm industry. Most of the farms do not rely solely on their roadside stands and subscription CSA’s

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Heirloom Tomato Festival

Aug 10th, 2010 | By

Heirloom Tomato Festival at Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Kitchen & Bar Heirloom Tomato Festival Kick-Off Celebration Dinners to Highlight Local Farmers Prix Fixe Menus Featuring Locally Grown Heirloom Tomatoes Aug. 16 thru 28 Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Kitchen & Bar, with locations in Bethel, West Hartford, and Westport, CT kicks off their Heirloom Tomato Festival with a series of

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