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    Photo by Molly Deegan

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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.

How about a #weekendlisten ! It's summer and the bees are buzzzzing, but these little honey bees do so much more than create sweet sweet honey. They help pollinate local fruits and veggies, are a cool model for a community structure, provide jobs and trainings for urban teens, and add a little something to your summer cocktail. Check out this episode of "Seasoned" from CT Public Radio at the link in our profile!

#savethebees #pollinators #bees #beekeepers #beehives #findingsolutions #beekeeping #honeybee #lovebees #beekeeperslife #insects #honeymakers #localhoney #ctraised #ctgrown #heartCTgrown
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More and more farmers and folks are saving seeds! Check out how @root.life is doing it with collard green seeds

RePost from @root.life
Focusing More On 'Saving Our Seed' This Grow Season At The @armorycommunitygarden; Collard Seeds In Full Effect!

I Love Leveling Up With My Community!

1 Plant Gave Us Thousands Of Seeds; 1 Seed Gives Us An Entire Plant!

(The Exponential Return Is Real!)

Shout Out To @gathernewhaven & The WEB Community Manage Team For Partnering With @root.life To Make This Communal Healing Space, & Educational Center, Possible!

#seedsaving #seedsavers #growyourown #collards #communitygarden #sustainability #localfarms #newhaven #ctfarmers #ctgrown #heartctgrown
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If you don't have a CSA, guess what...it's not necessarily too late! Though CSAs are in full swing, some farms will let you still join if they have open spots or if people dropped out of their CSA. And look at this gorgeous haul...can you imagine getting something like this every week!?!?!?⠀

Photos (and CSA) by @hungryreaperfarm
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Sometimes there are so many berries, you have to bring out the big guns! (But we’re sure it’s fun to drive too!!!!)

Video by @rosesberryfarm

#farmertools #bigtoys #blueberries #blueberryseason #alltheberries #letsgetdowntobusiness #feedingpeople #blueberrypicking #blueberryfarm #ctfarms #ctfarmers #fruitseason #ctgrown #heartctgrown
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