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This is one girl’s quest to find local, organic food in Connecticut. So what’s in my kitchen? I’m not perfect, I’m still in search of local organic places to shop and eat, but I’m learning. That’s why I started this blog. It’s an onerous task to distance yourself from the thought that the food in your supermarket isn’t really food. Then where are we supposed to find this “real food”? This is my journey, my dilemma.

My disclaimer: While I stand by the products and food I write about here, I still consider myself a somewhat neophyte when it comes to the topic of local organic. Only recently have I began to change the way I eat and I know there’s a lot I don’t know. These are only my opinions. Please feel free to comment or contact me if you think I’ve presented wrong or inaccurate information on this site.

theconnectivoresdilemma@gmail.com

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  • 1. Betsy  |  January 26, 2010 at 11:36 am

    From one self-sufficient locavore to another… we’re on about a 90% local diet, but am having trouble finding local wheat (I make all our bread & pasta). I bought a 25 pound bag of whole wheat bread flour from a farm in VT (Butterworks Farm, 295 miles away). I have wheat seed that will be planted in the spring, but I was wondering if you knew of any local sources for wheat in the meantime? It’s one of our biggest local diet obstacles.

    tonight’s dinner: Sauteed farm-fresh Stonington pork with a hand-picked pear sauce, harvested fiddleheads, and my own roasted potatoes. I love the challenge!

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    • 2. Melissa  |  January 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm

      Wow 90% local is great! After starting to make our own pasta and bread recently I was searching for some local wheat too. Sophie at Late Bloomers Farm blog found a place called Lightening Tree Farm in Millbrook, NY that grows wheat which is milled and sold at Wild Hive Farm. That’s only about 60 miles from me so it could be a closer option for you as well. I haven’t been yet, but am planning on going sometime soon. Hope this helps!

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  • 3. Milkmen USA  |  April 4, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Try reading The Raw Milk Revolution by David Gumpert. It will open your eyes and so for others also. He will be doing a book signing at Molten Java cafe, 102 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT on April 21 at 6:00 Pm.

    The Milkmen USA

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  • 4. local kitchen  |  April 30, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Hi there,

    To answer Betsy, there is local wheat and other flours/grains, at Wild Hive Farm in Clinton Corners, NY.

    http://wildhivefarm.com/blog/

    I do all of my baking with their flours and it is wonderful stuff.

    Cheers,
    Kaela @ Local Kitchen

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