| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Let's say you're a really good home baker, so good that all your friends want what you're making and insist on paying you for those cakes or pies or cookies.
In a whole bunch of states, from Rhode Island to California, that wouldn't be a terrible...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Connecticut isn't exactly the sort of place you'd expect to find herds of organically raised cattle grazing in wide-open pasture lands.
The terms "grass-fed" and "pasture-raised" beef tend to conjure images of sprawling Western ranches rather than our...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:50 PM
This is a wild bunny alert: Our New England cottontail rabbit is in trouble.
It won't be much of a surprise to learn that we're to blame. Perhaps it will lessen the guilt to know state and federal environmentalists — and a few conservation-...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Connecticut’s increasingly popular wine industry appears to stand alone among U.S. wine-growing states, and not necessarily in a good way.
Our law allows as much as 75 percent of the grapes used in a “Connecticut” wine to come from...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 6:21 AM
Like always, Christmas seemed to bombard us this year. As soon as Halloween passed, yup, there they were in the foyer of Home Depot. Sparkly, shining, blinking decorations. Just as the turkey was digested, the carols came on the radio and the stockings...
| Sep 24, 2010
The Market at Ashlawn Farm in Lyme has taken on a life of it's own. Sure, it's a place to buy fresh food. Breads, vegetables, meat and cheese are displayed every week, along with a variety of unique items brought along by local artisans. But, it's also...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe touted Virginia's export growth Monday afternoon in Windsor, where he presented a $14,100 state grant to the owners of a soybean processing plant.
The state grant, along with a matching commitment from the county, helped Montague...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:31 AM
In another generation or so, most of the land in Connecticut will be spoken for. Sprawl will continue; the pressure to develop open land will succeed where it isn't stopped. If we want farms to be a substantial part of the mix, then the state's Farmland...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:23 PM
I had a pretty wide-ranging chat with Zach Zweizig -- much too much for the print edtion. So, here are some things you might be interested in knowing about Lafayette's rising senior quarterback. He’s a Lehigh Valley kid – and......
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- BBC Films and Shine Pictures have acquired the rights to psychological thriller "The Farm," the latest novel from Tom Rob Smith, author of "Child 44."
The innovative mystery, set in London and Sweden, reached number two in the U.K. charts...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:49 AM
AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER, live birds of prey and environmental education: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; 323 W. Lester Road, Apopka; $5 adults, $3 children suggested donation; 407-461-1056.
BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES, airboat rides, pontoon eco...