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Celebrate the Harvest at the
10th Annual Taste! Organic Connecticut

Sunday, September 19, 2010 
Manchester Community College
from 10 am to 4 pm

Rain or shine
Directions to Manchester Community College

bridie the cow
Experience the only LOCAL & ORGANIC festival in Connecticut
offering a farmer's market, fresh prepared food, live music, sustainable vendors, artisans, free workshops and free kids activities!

$7 Admission for non-members
$5 Admission for members
FREE Admission for kids under 12
MCC Students and Faculty enter at the Member price!

CT NOFA has been promoting local, organic agriculture through education and advocacy since 1982.
And don't miss Bridie the backyard Devon cow! (left)



Scroll down for details and descriptions of events

Farmers and Vendors ~  Prepared Food ~  Music ~  Workshops ~   Kids Events



Silver Level Sponsors
stonyfield logo natural awakenings logowhole foods logoGES logo

Copper Level sponsors

ross bread logo

Supporting sponsors

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Farm Credit East - Enfield, CT

Underwriting sponsor

new england seed logo

Thanks to CL& P for supporting ArtFarm’s performance

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Farmer & Vendors

Alchemy Juice Bar Café - Hartford, CT
Another Real Treasure
- Cobolt, CT
Bean & Leaf Coffee Roasters
- New London, CT
Beltane Farm
- Lebanon, CT
Bethany Homecrafts
- Bristol, CT
Bottomland Farms
- Glastonbury, CT
Comstock, Ferre & Co. - Wethersfield, CT
Cranberry Hill Farm
- Ashford, CT
Daily Rider, LLC
- Hartford, CT
Farm to Hearth, LLC
- Colchester, CT
Forest Spirit Healing, LLC - East Hartford, CT
Gold Star Honeybees - Bath, ME
Go Organic, LLC - Thompson, CT
High Hill Orchard Company - Meriden, CT
iDiaperStamford, CT
Joy Newton Designs - West Granby, CT
Lori Spielman Landscaping, Inc. - Ellington, CT
Magnetic Therapy Jewelry - Vernon, CT
Mayflower Soaps - Colchester, CT
Meadow Point Studio - East Killingly, CT
Nate's Naturals - New Haven, CT
Nature’s Edge Herb Farm - Canterbury, CT
Northfordy Farm - Northford, CT
Peoples Products Inc. - Newington, CT
Progressive Asset Management - Wellesley, MA
Rainbow Kids - Wales, MA
Roby's Organics - Berlin, CT
Shayna B’s & The Pickle - Ashford, CT
Star Light Gardens, LLC - Durham, CT
Supina Family Farm Stand - Ashford, CT
Three Sisters Farms - Essex, CT
Thyme Traveler Herbals & Creations - Willimantic, CT
Wave Hill Breads - Wilton, CT
Winterbrook Farm - Stafford Springs, CT
Wrenhaven Farm - Woodstock, CT

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Prepared Foods

chef john turenne

Our Celebrity Chefs, John Turenne & Seen Lippert, are cooking up a storm to wow you. They are planning individual beef, mushroom and lamb sliders on brioche buns with assorted toppings, all sourced from local farms.

There will be custom made smoothies using local fruit and dairy products at the CT NOFA booth.

Indulge in a tasting of FARMERS COW's new ice cream flavors.


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Live Music & Performances




ARTFARM's Circus for a Fragile Planet

whiskey boys

10:00-11:00 am: Trainwreck Jerry

11:00-12:00 pm: Deborah Simmons with Dawnie Love and Friends

12:00 -1:00 pm: ArtFarm’s Circus for a Fragile Planet

1:00-4:00 pm: Whiskey Boys

Adam Matlock: Strolling accordianist


Whiskey Boys


Workshop Schedule

Greenhorns Film~ by Severine Von Tscharner Fleming – Continuous Screenings starting at 11:00

Workshop 1 ~ 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Pickle This!
 ~ Jane Maher
- note: this is the only 2 hour workshop

Workshop 2 ~ 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Brewing your Own Organic Beer ~ Mike Stefanowicz & John Kennedy
Useful Weed Walk ~ Pam Brundage
Self Sufficiency: How to Eat from Your Backyard ~ Wyatt Whiteman

Workshop 3 ~ 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Sustainable Sushi & Sake Tasting, Demonstration and Discussion ~ Chef Bun Lai
Composting Simplified ~ Nick Mancini
Natural Beekeeping: How and Why to Keep Bees in Top Bar Hives ~ Christy Hemenway
Meet Your Farmer Market Walk ~ Bill Duesing

Workshop 4 ~ 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Amateur Artisan Baking ~ Jiff Martin
Keeping a Small Poultry Flock ~ Allen Gorkin
Extended Season Gardening ~ Bettylou Sandy
Natural Nibbles - In the Wild ~ Bryan Connolly

Workshop 5 ~ 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Greens & Things ~ Chef Seen Lippert
Making Foolproof Country Wine ~ Jack Kittredge

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Kids' Events

10:30-11:00 am: Fun games and races! (sack races, egg carry, "big clothes" relay)
11:00-noon: Storytelling with Sue VanNess and Kaarina Finegan
11:00-noon: Homemade ice cream making!
Noon-1:00 pm: Exciting ART FARM performance! Playful theater with an environmental theme.
1:00-1:30: Fun games and races! (sack races, egg carry, "big clothes" relay)
1:30-2:30: Storytelling and sing-along with Lois Colemam, Evelyn Kissi, and Deborah Simmons. Stories, music, and singing!
2:30-3:00: Fun games and races! (sack races, egg carry, "big clothes" relay)
1:30-3:30: Free pony rides!
2:30-3:30: Homemade ice cream making!

All Day:
Face painting
Pumpkin carving (while supplies last!)
Corn husk doll making (while supplies last!)
Hay ride behind a bio-diesel tractor
Making things with homemade play-dough

Hoop dancing with Judi Jones from Creative Game Parties

hale hill tractor pony rides
Hale Hill Biofuels tractor ride & pony rides - no snow, we promise!


Bring your refillable water bottle to save $ and cups!

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phone: (203) 888-5146 • fax: (203) 888-9280