Sustainable Food & Farm Expo ~ March 09

Mar 9 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm



Curated by Analiese Paik, Fairfield Green Food Guide 

Hosted by Jeff Cordulack, Audubon Greenwich

Co-sponsored by Slow Food Metro North & Natural Awakenings Magazine

The mission of this event is to remind people about our rich and diverse sustainable food community; engage them with organic farmers and chefs, homesteading experts, artisan food producers and retailers at the marketplace; and educate them through sustainable food talks and tasting workshops. 

Twenty exhibitors and vendors, including organic farmers, homesteading experts, artisan food producers, specialty food retailers, and organic restaurants, will be present to share their products and expertise with attendees.


  • Visit 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 coffee, tea, fresh juices, snacks and lunches available for purchase from organic restaurants.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 

@ Audubon Greenwich

10:00 am-5:00 pm

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11:00 am:   TALK - Chicken Keeping for Beginners (Traci Torres, My Pet Chicken) 

11:30 am:   TASTE - Organic Dark Chocolate Tasting (Analiese Paik, FGFG)* 

12:00 pm:   TALK - Soil Food Web Wonders (Jeff Cordulack, Audubon Greenwich) 

12:30 pm:   TASTE - Artisan Honey Tasting (Marina Marchese, Red Bee Honey)* 

1:00 pm:      TALK - Beekeeping for Beginners (DJ Havercamp, Bedford Bee) 

1:30 pm:      TASTE - Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting (Alina Lawrence, Olivette)* 

2:00 pm:      TALK - Cultivating A Community of Gardeners (Patty Sechi, Greenwich Community Gardens) 

2:30 pm:      TASTE - Cheesemaking for Beginners  (Carol Lake, Simple Cheesemaking) * 

3:00 pm:      TALK - Growing Your Own Food Organically (John Carlson of Homefront Farmers) 

3:30 pm:      TASTE - Champagne Tasting  (Ruth Frantz , Henri's Reserve)*

4:00 pm:      SOCIAL - Food & Drink in the Oppenheimer Gallery (featuring the watercolors and prints of John James Audubon's birds of prey) 

DJ Havercamp, Carol Lake & Marina Marchese


Fairfield County Farm Bureau, The Hickories Farm, Dirt Road Farm, On the Rocks Farm, HomeFront Farmers, Greenwich Community Gardens, My Pet Chicken, Bedford Bee, Red Bee Honey, Henri's Reserve, Olivette, Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters, GourGanics Salsa, Kaia Yoga & Cafe, Arogya Tea, Simple Cheesemaking, Fresh Nation, & Natural Awakenings Magazine of Fairfield, Westchester & Putnam Counties


$15 per person / $20 per couple / $25 per family

(available online or at door - includes exhibits & talks)

 Plus $10 per tasting session (RSVPs required)


Tasting workshops (starting on the half hour) are an additional $10 per person, per session. Tasting RSVPs (tickets) will be sold online via Brownpaper Tickets. Advance reservations are highly recommended whereas seating capacity is limited.

 If you have ticketing questions, contact Jeff Cordulack at or 203-613-8813. Please leave a best phone number to contact you.



11:00 am

  • Chicken Keeping for Beginners - Are you considering keeping chickens? You don't have to go it alone! Traci Torres of My Pet Chicken runs a website chock full of resources and will share her expertise in person to help beginners get the very best start with their own chickens.

11:30 am

  • $10 Organic Dark Chocolate Tasting Workshop with Analiese Paik of the Fairfield Green Food GuideLearn to taste fine dark chocolate like a pro using all 5 senses. Taste and evaluate 4 high-quality, dark organic chocolates while learning about the fascinating story behind chocolate, properties of fine chocolate, and efforts to protect and preserve rare cacao.

12:00 noon

  • Soil Food Web with Jeff Cordulack of Audubon Greenwich Tiny one-celled bacteria, algae, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, micro-arthropods, and small vertebrates are directly responsible for plant health and the flavor, quality, and nutrient value of the foods we eat. Learn about these soil food web heroes and to better care for these unseen, essential allies. 

FGFG - Marina Marchese
12:30 pm

  • $10 Artisan Honey Tasting Workshop: Taste limited harvest, single-origin honeys of the US with author and founder of The American Honey Tasting Society and Red Bee Honey, Marina Marchese; book signing follows.    

FGFG - DJ Havercamp
1:00 pm

  • Beekeeping for Beginners Are you finally ready for your own hives? Don't miss this talk with beekeeping expert and educator DJ Havercamp of Bedford Bee where you'll learn the basics of getting started as a successful backyard beekeeper.

1:30 pm

  • $10 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Workshop: Taste some of the finest, award-winning, single varietal olive oils from the latest harvest.  Talk/tasting/education with Alina Lawrence, a certified olive oil sensory analyst who received her training from The National Organization of Olive Oil Tasters (O.N.A.O.O.) in Imperia, Italy, and the owner of Olivette.

2:00 pm

  • Cultivating A Community of Gardeners - We can all play a role in our community as local green stewards, productive gardeners and public health champions.Patty Sechi, Founder and President of Greenwich Community Gardens, shares her experience at the Armstrong Court Community Organic Garden and the New Bible Street Community Garden in Cos Cob and answers your questions about how you can support this healthy, community-building initiative.

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Carol Lake, an organic dairy farmer and founder of Simple Cheesemaking will be leading a cheesemaking workshop.
2:30 pm

  • $10 Cheesemaking for Beginners Workshop - Artisan cheesemaker and organic farmer Carol Lake will teach participants how to make two simple yet delicious fresh cheeses, Farmhouse Ricotta and Labneh.  Learn from a local expert and founder of Simple Cheesemaking what type of equipment you will need and the best ingredients to use to make cheese at home. Recipes and resource list included.

3:00 pm

  • Growing Your Own Food Organically - Planning your edible spring garden, but in need of some advice? Organic gardening expert John Carlson of Homefront Farmers will discuss best practices for a successful edible garden. Homefront Farmers designs and builds attractive, high quality fenced raised bed gardens and provides garden planning, planting and maintenance services to clients throughout Fairfield County. 

3:30 pm

  • $10 Champagne Tasting Workshop featuring Boutique Champagnes from France's finest, privately owned estates. Hosted by Ruth Frantz of Henri's Reserve, the tasting will include several biodynamic Champagnes that are the new darlings of wine critics. Henri's Reserve is a one-of-a-kind curated e-Boutique of small, family estate Champagnes, creative gifts and "first time" Champagne experiences. It has been featured in Elle, Epicurious, DuJour, UrbanDaddy, Traditional Home, Cottages & Gardens and on Fox News. They ship to 40 states.

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  • Organic Gardening - Homefront Farmers, John Carlson
  • Chicken Keeping, 
  • Backyard Beekeeping - Bedford Bee, DJ Havercamp
  • Cheesemaking -Simple Cheesemaking, Carol Lake

Organic Produce, Eggs and Chicken

  • Fairfield County Farm Bureau (board members/organic farmers Phoebe-Cole Smith and Dina Brewster)
  • On the Rocks Farm, Newtown (organic chicken, poultry, egg vendor at Winter Greenwich Farmers' Market)

Farm to Door

  • Fresh Nation - Tony and Melanie Lee

Local/Sustainable Food Lifestyle & Resources

  • Fairfield Green Food Guide
  • Slow Food Metro North

Organic Restaurants

  • Kaia Yoga & Cafe
  • Grass Rxoots

Community Gardens

  • Armstrong Court Community Garden - Patti Setchi

Artisan/Specialty Foods

  • Tea - Arogya Tea, Westport, highest quality organic and wild harvested teas
  • Coffee - organic, Fair Trade Shearwater Coffee Roasters
  • Champagne - organic/biodynamic/estate grown from Henri's Reserve
  • Single Origin US Honey - Red Bee Honey
  • Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Olivette
  • Salsa - GourGanics Salsa, USDA organic made from local ingredients

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 Thanks to our generous instructors and exhibitors, 100% of the proceeds will benefit Audubon Greenwich. Thank you!


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Questions about this event?

Contact Jeff Cordulack

Events & Communications Manager


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