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CT NOFA’s 34th Winter Conference ft. Workshops, Local Lunch, and More

7 Mar
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There will be so much to see, taste, learn, and experience here!

CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut) always brings it and brings it hard when their winter conference rolls around. This year it’s taking place March 12-13 at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury with entry costing $60 on Saturday or $50 for Sunday. There will be over 60 workshops to attend from topics as varied as how to obtain organic certification, how to become a beekeeper, how to make beer or wine at home, and how to design your lawn and garden to benefit birds. Continue reading

Gift-mas-khuh Day 6: Farm2Jars No-Grain-Ola Granola – Ridgefield, CT

7 Dec

We’ve been Twitter friends with Rosemary Morretta for a few years now and she’s always been a big supporter of our blog. We’d post something, invariably, she’d share it or offer her enthusiasm especially when a blog post had to do with farms, or anything green. And there’s good reason for that: Rosemary is on the board of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA). Their mission is “Advocating for organic food, farming, gardening and land care in Connecticut, connecting people in the local sustainable food and land care movements with organic resources and education.”  So, one day a few months back she shared with us that she and her friend Debra Sloane were going to start their own business called Farm2Jars.

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Mixer + Organic Hop Workshop at Two Roads w/ CT NOFA

21 Nov

It’s been a dream of ours to open up a hop farm for a while now. First of all, it’s a hop farm: that’s awesome. Second of all, it’d be great to create a local, field-to-beer experience like breweries are now embracing more than ever (see one example below). Third of all, we’d make a ton of dinero because hops are in high demand.  Even if we don’t have the farmland to grow some killer hops right now, we’re dying to get to Two Roads on 12/11 for the Organic Hop Workshop and Farmer Mixer. It all goes down from 5:30-8:30 with two awesome parts.

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Sustainability, Local, Organic: CT NOFA Winter Conference This Weekend w/ Workshops, Vendors + Local Lunch

27 Feb

CT NOFA Winter Conference 2014

CT NOFA, The Connecticut Chapter of Northeast Organic Farming Association, is “a growing community of farmers, gardeners, land care professionals, and consumers that encourages a healthy relationship to the natural world.”  They’ve been changing Connecticut one shovel, plant, farm, consumer, and restaurant at a time since 1982 and they are going stronger than ever.

From time to time, CT NOFA has events and meetings and this weekend is their 32nd Annual Winter Conference.  On March 1, from 8:30-5 pm, at the Midtown Campus (meet at Berkshire Hall) of Western CT State University, you’ll have a chance to attend workshops, listen to the keynote speech, bid on raffles, buy CT products, and have lunch from local restaurants and purveyors that put good, healthy, local and sustainable food first.  Tickets are $35 for students and farm interns/apprentices or $60 for all others and will help to fund CT NOFA’s mission of making Connecticut better.

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Winvian Hosts Nomworthy Fundraiser for CT Northeast Organic Farming Association

18 Sep

If you’ve been following us, you might remember that we’ve talked about Winvian in Morris a couple of times.  When we shared the news that five Connecticut towns were listed in the Top 25 New England Food Towns, we excitedly shared that Morris was ranked #11.  A major reason for this ranking had to do with Winvian, a unique resort with a restaurant run by the amazing Chef Chris Eddy.  But, it’s not just diners who have recognized this restaurant…it’s also AAA.  When we shared the recent 4 and 5 AAA Diamond ratings, Winvian was the only restaurant in the state to earn a 5 AAA Diamond rating!

So, when we heard from Rosemary at Going Greenie (she is awesome, btw) that Winvian would be hosting a fundraiser for CT NOFA on 9/29 from 12 to 3 pm, we knew that we had to share this great event with all of you.  First off, it will benefit the Connecticut chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.  They help to not only keep organic agriculture strong in Connecticut, but help to bring more of it to farms.  Annual memberships to CT NOFA are normally $50 per person, but if you attend this special fundraiser at Winvian, your $125 ticket (register here) lets you take part in all the culinary fun, but also makes you a member.  And here’s what you can expect, right from the CT NOFA site:

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