Fair Haven is a Diverse Community with a Rich History and a Beautiful Waterfront
Time: July 8, 2010 from 3pm to 7pm
Location: Quinnipiac Park
Street: along the Quinnipiac River Park, corner of Front St. and Grand Ave.
City/Town: New Haven, CT
Website or Map: http://www.cityseed.org/city_…
Phone: (203) 773-3736
Event Type: farmers, market
Organized By: City Seed
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2010
Farmers and Vendors
Produces: Vegetables and fruits.
Produces: Vegetables and fruit.
Produces: Vegetables, maple syrup, free-range eggs.
Growing Practices: Sustainable and Farmer's Pledge. Before the USDA takeover of organics, this farm was certified organic and since then none of their practices have changed. Peter sits on the board of NOFA and is very active in promoting truly sustainable agriculture—organically grown local foods, not organic industrial agriculture. They use organic practices such as cover cropping, crop rotating, mulching, composting, and only occasionally uses mineral soil amendments. As for pests, the focus is on soil fertility and growing healthy plants that can defend themselves and attract the "good" insects. In addition, Northfordy is also proud of their system of intercropping to prevent infestations and to mimick nature's biodiversity—only in a desperate situation will organic sprays be used.
Motivation: Providing sustainable food to the local community and advocating for sustainable local foods is what motivates Northfordy.
Produces: A wide variety of vegetables including corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash, zucchini, greens, beets, eggplant, cucumbers, garlic, as well as fresh eggs and much more.
Growing Practices: Stone Gardens utilizes Integrated Pest Management, only spraying when necessary.
Motivation: Started by Fred and Stacia Monahan eight years ago, Stone Gardens has grown tremendously in recent years and is known for its sweet corn. Providing their customers delicious, fresh, and healthy food is one of their top priorities, and they are renown for their sweet corn.