Audubon Greenwich Sustainable Food & Farm Expo

Hundreds of guests eager to sample local, artisan and organic food, attend tasting workshops, and learn about homesteading are expected to flock to Audubon Greenwich’s Sustainable Food & Farm Expo on Sunday, March 9, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Twenty exhibitors and vendors, including organic farmers, homesteading experts, artisan food producers, specialty food retailers, and organic restaurants, will share their products and expertise on March 9 at Audubon Greenwich.

Families are invited to taste and learn from farmers and homesteading experts.  

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Backyard chicken coops take a variety of shapes and sizes. Learn about raising chickens at Audubon Greenwich on March 9.

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Learn about beekeeping at Audubon Greenwich on March 9.

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Liz Beller in Westport has several backyard chickens and she keeps them occupied. This is a cauliflower on a string for the chickens to play with and eat. Sort of like occupying a dog with a Kong filled with peanut butter.

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Farah Masani of Farah’s Farm in Wilton shows the difference between duck eggs and chicken eggs. Masani has chickens and ducks in her Wilton back yard.

The Sustainable Food & Farm Expo is produced by Audubon Greenwich in cooperation with the Fairfield Green Food Guide and is poised to attract both regular guests and newcomers from as far as Westchester County.

“Audubon is proud to host this exciting, family-friendly event. Organic farming practices and more wholesome approaches to eating will greatly reduce our burden on Earth’s natural resources while enhancing our habitats, soils, and communities” said Jeff Cordulack, Audubon Greenwich’s Events Manager in a release.

“Fairfield County is home to a strong and growing community of organic farmers, artisan food producers, specialty food retailers, organic restaurants and homesteading experts and this event is a fun and effective way for the general public to get to know them and their products and services” said Fairfield Green Food Guide founder Analiese Paik in the release. “The diversity of sustainable food and beverages grown, produced or sold locally– from biodynamic Champagne and locally roasted, organic Fair Trade coffee to farm-fresh food delivered to your door – is quite impressive and offers consumers a delicious and compelling alternative to mass-produced food.”

Event Highlights:

  • Visit 20 exhibitors to learn about, sample, and purchase their sustainable food products.
  • Attend free talks about backyard beekeeping, chicken keeping, organic gardening, community gardening, and the soil food web.
  • Attend tasting workshops including artisan honey, ultra-premium extra virgin olive oil, organic chocolate, biodynamic Champagne plus a cheesemaking for beginners workshop; $10 each.
  • Enjoy organic fresh juices, snacks and lunches from an organic restaurant.
 
The following businesses and organizations will be exhibiting at the Food & Farm Expo: Fairfield Green Food Guide, Slow Food Metro North, Fairfield County Farm Bureau, The Hickories Farm, Dirt Road Farm, On the Rocks Farm, HomeFront Farmers, Armstrong Court Community Garden, My Pet Chicken, Bedford Bee, Red Bee Honey, Henri’s Reserve, Olivette, Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters, GourGanics Salsa, Kaia Yoga & Café, Arogya Tea, Simple Cheesemaking, Fresh Nation, and Natural Awakenings.
For more information go to the event website.

 
The Sustainable Food & Farm Expo is open to the public from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Foods and lunch are available for purchase on-site from a local restaurant. General Admission tickets (includes exhibits, vendors, and five talks):
  • $15 per person, $20 per couple, or $25 per family
  • Tasting Workshops are an additional $10 per person, per session
 
Advance reservations highly recommended for all Tasting Workshops as capacity is limited. Send all RSVPs to Jeff Cordulack at greenwichcenter@audubon.org or 203-869-5272 x239. Please leave a best phone number so that Audubon can contact you back to process your payment and reserve your seat.
Event address: Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831