We have been attending the Sandy Hook farmers market for over 6 years. All organic and the new location at the Fairfield Hills campus is very easy to get to from both I 84 and Rt 25/34
Month: January 2012
Please take a tour through the farm. These photos have been taken through the years and remind us just how long we’ve been farming. Enjoy…
Morris Farmers Market is located right where Rt’s 109 meets 63 in Morris. The historic South Farms is the site of this laid back and beautiful markets on Sundays from June through October.
One of the best markets in the state, Waldingfield attends this Saturday market at New havens Wooster Square all year round. Even in the cold weather the crowds are usually large and the quality and range of the venders is unmatched by most markets in […]
There are a ton of organic sites for you to check out on the web. We will have periodic updates on critical organic issues from time to time, such as the USDA regulatory guidelines for organic agriculture coming out this summer. We will also do our best to provide you with relevant articles on the organic industry.
Organic produce normally has a higher price, usually due to labor costs, environmentally friendly farming practices and the limited number of organic growers. You, along with the organic farmer, are paying higher prices as an investment in the future — a future in which environmentally […]
Organically-grown produce is grown, packaged and stored without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or irradiation. Conventional produce farming uses these chemicals to control attacks by insects, fungus and weeds. Organic produce is minimally processed to maintain the integrity of the food. Organic farmers rely on natural fertilizers, releasing predator insects instead of pesticides, crop rotation to re-nurture fields and mechanical weeding rather than the use of herbicides. The main objective is to create an ecologically sound environment that naturally wards off pests and diseases.
There’s good reason why many chefs use organic foods in their recipes. They taste better. Organic farming starts with the nutrients of the soil which eventually leads to the nourishment of the plant and ultimately our palates.