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Celebrate a Life
We would like to invite you to celebrate the life of Brian McNaughton on Sunday, November 2nd, from 12 noon to 4 pm with a Pot-Luck meal.
We will be having this party in Greenhouse One (the greenhouse closest to the street). This will be a very informal get-together where we can share food and memories of a man who had a profound impact on us all. Anyone who wishes to speak to the group can, but we wish to keep this a low-key event, just the way Brian would’ve wanted it.
Please RSVP by October 25th at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be cleaning up the greenhouse on Saturday, October 25th, and will be setting-up the greenhouse on Saturday, November 1st. Anyone one who would like to help on either of these dates, please contact Kathy, or email us here at the farm: email@example.com
Ken brought some produce over to Newington’s “Waterfall Festival” this weekend. The yearly event features a chili-cook-off, a sidewalk chalk art exhibit, kids events, music and more.
A whole slew of pictures from yesterday’s event. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, and there were a heck of a lot of tomatoes: 113 varieties!
Sunday, August 24 2-4 p.m. (Rain or Shine) Upper Forty Farm, 86 Nooks Hill Road, Cromwell Admission includes all the tomatoes you care to eat and tasting portions of these artisanal foods. Many of the farmers, producers, and chefs will also have goods for purchase; bring a cooler. 100 or so vine-ripened, organically-grown heirloom and old-fashioned hybrid varieties of tomatoes from Upper Forty Farm and Urban Oaks Organic Farm in New Britain. Farm cheeses and fine domestic and imported extra virgin olive oils, including “Corsica” an artisanal blend created by Ken Skovron of Darien Cheese & Fine Foods. Hearth-baked organic breads by Susie and Niles Golovin of Bantam Bread Company in Bantam. Caprese Salad with Fresh Mozzarella (made while you watch) by Dino Cialfi of Peppercorn’s Grill in Hartford. Toasted Cornbread with Tomato Marmalade and Tomato Melon Salad with Mint, Pumpkin Seeds, and Olive Oil by Bill Taibe of Napa and Company in Stamford. Green Tomato Pie by Noel Furie and Selma Miriam of Bloodroot in Bridgeport. Fresh-Squeezed Basil Lemonade by Patty Queen of the Cottage Restaurant and Cafe in Plainville. And mouth-watering Heirloom Tomato creations (details to follow) by Denise Appel of Zinc in New Haven/Chow in West Hartford, Jason Collin of Firebox in Hartford, and Ethan Kostbar of The Dressing Room in Westport. Music by Gigglejuice and more! Due to the intimate scale of the farm, attendance is limited. Reserve early! Carpooling is strongly encouraged to avoid parking problems. Bring a blanket or folding chair for sitting by the pond. Wear appropriate field clothes and shoes. $35 for Slow Food members. $45 for non-members. $25 for students with ID. Children under 12 free. Credit cards are not accepted. Please make checks payable to “Slow Food Connecticut” and send to Susan Chandler, 1870 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Reservations must be received by August 18. Reservations are held at the door. We expect an early sell-out and do not anticipate that any walk-in spaces will be available this year. We will contact you only if the event is already filled. Please include your telephone number and email address with your reservation. No cancellations will be refunded. However, you may always send a lucky someone in your place. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about the Slow Food movement (but not this event) at www.slowfoodusa.org. Proceeds from the tasting benefit Slow Food Connecticut a non-profit, all-volunteer, educational organization which celebrates food and wine traditions and the pleasures of the table. Directions From Route 9 North or South, take exit 19 (West Street, Cromwell, Route 372). Head east on 372 toward the Sunoco station, not the shopping malls. In approximately one mile pass the Daata Mart Deli. Take a left onto New Lane just before Dairy Plus. Follow New Lane past all the Seagrott greenhouses until it ends at Route 99/Main Street (there are no signs for this, however). Take a left and then quickly bear right onto Prospect Hill Road, following the sign for the Holy Apostle College with a green park area on your left. At the first stop sign, make a right onto Nooks Hill Road (Upper Forty is at 86 Nooks Hill Road). Follow Nooks Hill Road; you’ll come to a stop sign just before the underpass of a railroad crossing. Go under the trellis. Upper Forty Farm is on the right approximately 2/10ths of a mile
Photos ©Tod Bryant 2007