CT NOFA eNewsletter
Volume 3 Number 6
August 2007

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Upcoming CT NOFA Events
August 5, 2007
Year Round Farming on a Low Budget: An Educational and Culinary Event
Aiki Farm Event - for more information, click here
August 10 to 12, 2007
NOFA Summer Conference - Amherst, MA. . Still time to
register now!
August 16, 2007
NOFA Organic Lawn and Turf Course - Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT. Please join us for our third annual Organic Lawn and Turf course!  This course is worth 6 AOLCP credits and will provide state-of-the-art information for managing lawns and turf organically.  It also includes first-hand tours of Manchester's organic athletic fields and hands-on demonstrations of lawn/turf equipment and materials.  An organic lunch will also be provided that day. Details

September 9, 2007
Taste! Organic Connecticut - Topmost Herb Farm, Coventry, CT. Learn more
November 3, 2007
Organic Harvest Celebration and Annual Meeting - Jones Auditorium at the CT Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, CT.
Other Upcoming Events
August 1- Plant Science Day 2007 at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station research farm, Lockwood Farm, in Hamden, CT. Come and visit us at the CT NOFA booth. For upcoming details and information about pesticide credits, check their site.
Northeast Animal Power Field Days - Earthwise Farm and Forest is organizing the 2007 Northeast Animal-Power Field Days, to be held September 29 & 30 at the Fair Grounds in Tunbridge, VT. To learn more, click here.
Community Board
Volunteers needed for Woodstock Fair
CT NOFA members needed to help at a booth for Labor Day weekend.  Contact Bettylou Sandy for more information at 860-647-7097 or
Assistant Chef for Sustainable Food Program at Private School in CT
Would you or someone you know of like to be part of a leading cutting edge
food service operation that pushes the limits of what¹s possible in simple
quality food utilizing locally grown ingredients? Are you an experienced
cook looking for opportunities to advance and would enjoy having your
weekends and over 10 weeks a year off with benefits?

We are searching for an Assistant Chef for a small Private School in Fairfield, CT.  In this role you will be following the lead of the Chef Manager as you utilize fresh, whole ingredients to create simple and delicious menus. We stress the importance of using locally produced all natural meats, cage free eggs, hormone free dairy and organically grown produce from local farms as much as possible.

- Be at ease cooking with fresh local food and a small staff
- Be comfortable working in a very young environment
- Possess 3 or more years of professional kitchen experience
- Some culinary education preferred
- Be comfortable learning accounting systems for cost control management
- Willingness to work some evenings & weekends
- Be able to work full time and have a dedication to the job
- Be able to work quickly without compromising quality
- Be willing to learn from leaders in the field of sustainable food service
- Have a passion for sourcing and foraging for sustainable food
 Please E-MAIL resume & cover letter to:  with the heading Assistant Chef Position
John Turenne
Sustainable Food Systems, LLC
7 Ryan Drive,  Wallingford, CT  06492
Office: 203-294-9683
Cell: 203-314-7689
Fax: 203-294-1234
NOFA Website hosts NOFA Interstate Farmer to Farmer Exchange
A free forum for the exchange of information, products and services. Go to to see job postings and follow the links at the bottom to post your own job announcement.
Connecticut News and Stories
Yale Farm
yale farm Check out the Yale Farm.
Lawmakers pass bill for eateries to sell food from farmers' markets
This came by way of Tim Cipriano,
   HARTFORD - The legislature has approved a bill that would make it
possible for the restaurants in the state to serve food bought at the state's
farmers' markets.
   The bill passed the House at 11:30 Wednesday night, the last day
of the 2007 legislative session. It awaits final approval from Gov. M. Jodi
Rell.   Existing state law permits the state's farmers' markets to sell
directly to consumers, but not to establishments that sell food. Sen. Andrew W. Roraback, R-Goshen, and Rep. Craig A. Miner, RLitchfield, who
proposed the legislation, said in a joint statement they were pleased with the news. They said the bill represented an expansion of the state's ongoing efforts to assist Connecticut's farmers and promote locally grown products.
Other items of interest

earth pic

If you're in Chicago anytime soon, check out the Cool Globes exhibit.
From BBC news: Organic food 'better' for heart.  To read the article, click here.
From AlterNet, "There's a Lot You Don't Know About What's in Your Food"; check here to read the article.
If you have any stories, articles or suggestions for this  newsletter, please let us know!
Deb Legge
PO Box 164
Stevenson, Connecticut 06491
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August 2007 eNewsletter