|AUGUST 11, 2010 --
CT NOFA will celebrate its 10th Annual TASTE! Organic Connecticut festival on September 19th at Manchester Community College, Great Path Road, Manchester, CT from 10 am to 4pm.
This year's TASTE will highlight local and organic food as always but with a new twist by showcasing local celebrity chefs known for their work with local and organic food.
Chef John Turenne, president of Sustainable Food Systems, and fresh from his recent TV appearance with "The Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver, will be designing this year's NOFA food-booth menu.
Seen Lippert, who was a chef at Chez Panisse for 11 years, will be working with John Turenne to create a diverse menu of Connecticut-grown foods, and will also host a workshop on using the abundance of your summer garden.
New Haven celebrity chef Bun Lai, owner of Miya Sushi will teach a workshop and share his insights after his restaurant was named one of the top-ten sustainable restaurants in America.
There will be an opportunity to meet and greet the dynamic Severine von Tscharner Fleming, the founder of The Greenhorns, and see a sneak-peek screening of her new documentary, "The Greenhorns" about young farmers in America, as well as an archival film compilation of rare agricultural footage.
Music will be by The Whiskey Boys, Trainwreck Jerry and Deborah Simmons throughout the day.
Attendees can shop at the Farmers' Market and visit vendors of all kinds. Among the many activities there will be a Children's Area with crafts, storytellers, games, pony rides and last year's favorite - hoop dancing. There will be enchanting Environmental Theater by ART FARM for all ages at noon.
Visit farm animals; go for a Bio-diesel tractor ride; see a state of the art "chicken tractor" that will make you want one. Choose to attend numerous free workshops and weed walks. Bid on a raffle of local products, services and much more. Join us! And help support CT NOFA.
All this for a fee of $7 ($5 for NOFA members). Visit http://www.ctnofa.org for more information.