PODCAST: Herbal Magic, Summer Solstice, and Gardening by the Moon

By |June 24th, 2014|

Show topic: Join us for our first on-location show! We’re at the Coventry Regional Farmer’s Market Summer Solstice Faire talking herbal magic, Celtic solstice celebrations, and gardening by the moon with Ms. Faith McCann of Enchantments.

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Show hosts: Winter Caplanson, Executive Director, Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market

Karen Gilbransen, Marketing Director, Willimantic Brewing Company

Brian […]

PODCAST: The Connecticut Farmers’ Market Trail

By |May 31st, 2014|

Show topic: The Farmers’ Market Trail links 15 of Connecticut’s premier destination farmers’ markets… special places across Connecticut well stocked with farm-fresh foods and those made with passion using local produce, where one will meet people who enjoy creating things that matter. ​On the Farmers’ Market Trail you’ll also find the region’s best farm-to-table restaurants, hiking trails, […]

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: From Concept to Execution ~ Creating a Successful Food-Based Event

By |May 14th, 2014|

Show topic: Have you ever thought about organizing a food-based event? Pumpkin Festival? Chili Cook-off? Farmers’ Market? Community Supper? Craft Beer Tasting? Like that! On today’s Connecticut Food & Farm show, we talk with experienced organizers in Connecticut and beyond about how to move from concept to execution to create a successful food-based event!

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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: Creating a Home Orchard & Our Garden Designer’s Favorite Fruit Trees

By |April 23rd, 2014|

Let’s say you’ve established a garden at your place… could an orchard be next? In this podcast, garden specialist Caroline Finnegan talks about how to establish and care for a home orchard and shares a list of her favorite fruit trees, now readily available in local nurseries.

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On this show:
The Holistic Orchard
UConn: […]

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 […]

PODCAST: Farm School for Kids, CT NOFA Winter Conference, and a Spring Prep Farm Report

By |February 21st, 2014|

As we close out February, farmers are preparing for the growing season ahead and we’re getting ready for CT NOFA’s 32nd annual Winter Conference.

Hear about a unique educational option: Sustainable Farm School is an independent day school for children ages 3 to 18 that combines sustainable living teachings with core academics. Students participate in daily […]