Monday, July 31, 2017

The First Honey of the Season...

The first honey of the season (left),  lighter than the later honey of the season (right).

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dinners at the Farm

Everyone had a great time at the first night of Dinners at the Farm, and the weather could not have been better.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Preparing for Dinners at the Farm 2017, July 26-30

The pieces are coming together for the first Dinners at the Farm of the season.  We will be hosting the Dinners July 26-30 - come join us for a magical evening and delicious dining with Jonathan Rapp and his team from River Tavern.  To make your reservation click on this link:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Our Road-Side Stand

Road-side farm stands are a great American tradition.  Farmers put their fresh crops out, and sell directly to customers.  Everyone wins!  There are plenty of families today that do what we did when I was a child - travel the secondary and blue highways living primarily off the local produce.  I have gotten into great conversations with people at our own stand from as far away as California.

What surprises a lot of farm supporters and fresh food enthusiasts, however, is that not all road-side markets are the same.  Many trucks that park in parking lots and put out farm stand looking set-ups are not selling their own food.  Instead, they purchase the same food from the same regional wholesalers markets that supply Stop and Shop and other large food chains.  What looks like Connecticut grown tomatoes, for example, may have been grown anywhere, and under any conditions, and transported thousand of miles.

What I hear again and again is that people like our CSA and road-side produce because they know it is grown the way they want it grown.  In fact, whenever you visit our stand, you can see the fields right behind where the food was produced.  And yes, sometimes when you visit it will be self-serve.  That's because you really are buying from farmers, who have to head off and tend the fields.  Not hang around in a parking lot.

Sunday, July 9, 2017