Join Us October 13th at 4pm on Facebook Live as we launch our new brand for Farms in Northeastern Connecticut.  Register to attend HERE and get in the running to win a prize if you live in the region!*

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What is #heartCTgrown?

Coming out of the UConn CAHNR Extension , #heartCTgrown is an initiative to promote farms, Farmer's Markets, CSA's, and pick-your-own operations throughout the state of Connecticut.  We believe that local food is an important venue for making meaningful connections to each other and to building strong, resilient, healthy communities that are ready to tackle challenges together. We hope to share the stories of these connections, and that it will encourage you to tell your stories too.

Want #heartctgrown in your inbox?  Sign up for our seasonal newsletter that explores some of the great agricultural traditions, and new practices, that make CT grown products and people worth getting to know and sharing with your community.

Our farmers are always surprising us with new crops that they are finding grow well in CT soil. Another (new to us) crop that @fullheartfarm is growing- Cardoon! Here's what they have to say about it: "A Mediterranean vegetable that tastes like an artichoke but is grown for its delicious stems. We learned to love them living in Tuscany where they are used in a sformato (which is basically like a baked Mac and Cheese without pasta 😊)."

Photo by Full Heart Farm

#cardoon #mediterranean #mediterraneanfood #newcrops #fallcrops #sformato #stems #hugeveggies #CTfarmers #CTfarms #veggies #vegfarmers #farmhers
#CTfarms #CTgrown #heartCTgrown
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It take a lot of hands to make a farm work. In Oakridge's case, a Dairy. We love that they highlight an employee every month to show the hard work that they are doing and to get to know the folks that help provide the local food that we love. Here's a little bit about Moises from @oakridgedairyllc :
"Oakridge is proud to announce our Employee of the Month: Moises Bautista Cruz. Moises has been with Oakridge Dairy for 5 years. Moises was nominated for having a strong work ethic and being an outstanding team player. Moises has good attendance, and truly represents Oakridge Dairy’s core values. Moises was chosen by the team “because he is someone devoted to his work, he does it well and he is a person who wants to learn and help those who need it.”

Photo by Oakridge Dairy

#employeeofthemonth #employeesareeverything #recognition #celebrateemployees #farmworkersareessential #farmworkers #dairyfarm #hardwork #CTdairy #ctdairyambassador #newenglanddairy #undeniablydairy #ctfarms #ctfarmers #ctgrown #heartCTgrown
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#weekendread We've talked about how farming isn't easy, and how farming is hard to step into, especially if you don't already own land or have a big pocket book. Well a new book goes into this with a little more depth, and here's a sneak peak from Civil Eats about the new book "Bet the Farm." Give the article (and book) a read at the link in our profile and learn what farmers are doing to keep their business afloat these days.

Photo by Civil Eats

#newfarms #newfarmers #firstgenfarmer #tractor #landaccess #betthefarm #newbook #farmerslife #lifeonthefarm #hardwork #noteasy #whogrowsyourfood #CTgrown #heartCTgrown
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Hey Farmers! Want to hang out with these cool cats on weekend? Well the @igotnextfarmers is leading the way with another Solid Ground Urban Farming Training! This iteration is taking place at @greenvillageinitiative Reservoir Community Garden in Bridgeport, Saturday and Sunday. Click the link in our profile to sign up and learn more!

#solidground #urbanfarming #urbanfarmer #farmertrainings #forfarmers #urbanfarms #growyourown #trainings #growyourknowledge #newskills #ctfarmers #ctfarms #ctgrown #heartctgrown

@planteater2020 @ms.laurenlittle @micro2life_microgreens @samadgardensinitiative
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Northeastern Connecticut! Something is coming, TODAY! Remember to join us on Facebook live today at 4:00 PM to see the grand reveal of a new brand for Farms in the Northeast Corner of Connecticut. Find out more at the link in our profile!

#northeastct #NECT #quietcorner #lastgreenvalley #NECTfarms #grownconNECTed #localfarms #familyfarms #yourfarms #localfood #AginCT #somethingscoming #getexcited #CTgrown #heartCTgrown
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And today is #nationalfarmersday ! So many things to celebrate and so many farmers to thank. We can't list them all, but we tried to fit as many into a picture as we could. So grateful for these farmers that keep us fed, and support our communities in so many ways!

#farmer #farms #CTfarms #CTfarmers #growninCT #dairy #livestock #veggies #orchards #flowers #seafood #aquaculture #allthefarms #urbanfarms #ruralfarms #ctgrown #heartCTgrown
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