Connecticut’s Fifth Season: Mud & Maple Sugaring

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Between the good, old-fashioned, deep freeze of a winter we’ve had, and the gentle warm days of spring still ahead, lies our less-than-elegant Fifth Season: MUD. On Connecticut farms, winter boots have been traded for high-topped rubber muck boots and with the mud the glorious tradition of maple sugaring has begun.

Maple sugaring here usually runs […]

PODCAST: Container Gardening (No Yard? No Problem! Get Growing!)

By |May 24th, 2014|

Show topic ~ Container Gardening is one of the fastest growing segments of gardening. Containers can be grown where traditional gardens can’t: apartment balconies, small courtyards, decks, patios, and areas with poor soil. You can grow food or flowers, or an appealing mix of both! On the most popular weekend of the year for planting… no yard, no problem! Get […]

PODCAST: Our Favorite Organic Seedling Sales

By |May 8th, 2014|

Show topic: Our favorite sources for healthy, organically grown seedlings for your garden.

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Show hosts:
Winter Caplanson, Executive Director, Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market
Karen Gilbransen, Marketing Director, Willimantic Brewing Company
Our Guests:

Caroline Finnegan, Ladybug and the Bee
Mark Rutkowski, Urban Oaks Organic Farm
Teresa Phillips-Schacht, Hunt’s Brook Farm
Carole Miller, Topmost Herb Farm

Our Favorite Seedling Sales:

Urban […]

PODCAST: Buying the Farm ~ Ag Real Estate How-To

By |March 27th, 2014|

The NEXT BIG STEP for many young farmers is buying their own farm after a few years of growing at a farm incubator project or leasing land. But, the most effective path toward buying agricultural real estate is very different from purchasing a home. Listen to learn how to find the property that has the […]

Our Favorite Springtime Farm Visits… you come, too!

By |March 12th, 2014|

Spring is a magical time on the farm… the earth is waking, animal babies arrive, our work in the greenhouses foreshadows planting in the fields, we begin to grow and make again, and the barn swallows return. This year, you come too!
Connecticut Food & Farm has selected our Ten Favorite Springtime Farm Visits. At each […]

Rustic Goat Cheese Tart with Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach

By |February 25th, 2014|

Kidding began yesterday at Oak Leaf Dairy! New babies mean a fresh supply of milk for making cheese! The Reynolds family makes feta, cheddar, cheddar curds, and chevre. Oak Leaf Dairy’s recipe produces a notable chevre with less moisture than is commonly found… it’s richer and better for cooking. It has low acidity and is […]