I would be remiss, if not stupid, for not giving a few lines to my wife's startup (now a year old) CT Farm Fresh Express, LLC. A year and half ago my bride, Deb Marsden, wanted to change careers from graphic design and production to something she felt more passionate about. She also wanted to do something to make a difference in the world...and more specifically here locally and in CT. Deb was thinking green long before if was fashionable. She promoted recycling, conservations of land, water, and other resources, and eating right. She detests industrialized farming and all that it stands for and what it delivers. There's a reason America is a collective big fat pig now. Processed food full of corn by-products like high fructose corn syrup, and CAFO raised beef, pork, and poultry are part of the problem. Industrialized farming also has one big fat carbon footprint which is part of our global warming issue. 

Deb started CT Farm Fresh Express, LLC helps all of what is near and dear to her. CTFFE is the link between CT farms and consumers and restaurants who share the same idea of eating local healthy foods. Deb and her team visit 30 farms across the state and picks up delicious produce, meat, poultry, honey, baked goods, maple syrup, and much more. Only CT grown and produced foods and products are allowed in the mix and must be certified organic or be naturally raised. She opens her on-line store each weekend and closes it on Wednesday morning when she starts her day. She started with 8 customers and 7 farms and now has many customers and has a growing list of farms. Each Friday she delivers to homes and in the beginning of the week she delivers to her restaurants. Food is sold a farmer's market prices plus a delivery charge based on the distance from source to you. (visit: CTFFE.com and CTFFEstore.com

Deb has had many editorial articles written about her in local newspapers all along the shoreline and Middletown and was on Faith Middleton Show on NPR and on NBC 30's Green is Universal segment this month. 

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FAITH MIDDLETON SHOW ON SAVING CT FARMS AND EATING LOCAL. 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NBC 3O GREEN IS UNIVERSAL SEGMENT 

 

For me the bonus is eating fabulous, local food that tastes like the food I grew up with. I am pleased that the farms are planting more this year to supply the demand that CTFFE and my wife has brought them. I am also happy that this is a very green thing to do and helpful to the environment. 

Thanks to all for reading this.