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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.

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Sweet Corn- Our farms are starting to BURST with it. So you better go and get it...because it looks like some other critters are big fans as well...
Psst. You can find farms on our website in our profile...
Photo by @tardiffarms

#SweetCorn #InSeason #GetItNow #FarmDog #SummerVeggies #TheGoodStuff #EveryoneLovesIt #CornOnTheCob #CTfarms #CTfarmers #CTgrown #heartCTgrown
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The view from one of our farms. Swallowtail heaven. So grateful that our farms provide places for our pollinators ( and the quiet moments to enjoy nature!)

#Swallowtail #Butterflies #Pollinators #FlowerFarm #Flowers #Zinnias #CTfarms #CTfarmers #CTgrown #heartCTgrown
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Love this so much. I’m down for making this kind of lasagna on these hot summer days rather than the kind that goes in the oven. So easy, so tasty.

RePosted from @freshnewlondon Making 🍄 Lasagna! Check out this #inoculation technique that our Farmer led the youth through!

All you need is a shady, damp area, some stuff for the mushrooms to eat (in our case we used mulch and straw), and mushroom spawn! These will be Winecaps 🍷

Hopefully we will get them going so that they look more like the Shiitakes you see in the last shot. Those are logs that our youth inoculated LAST SUMMER! And this summer, we got to harvest. 🧺

Have you grown mushrooms before?
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#mushroominoculation #mycology #symbiosis #mycoremediation #Shrooms #Lasagna #youthprogram #urbanfarm #foodjustice
#freshnewlondon #UrbanFarming #NewLondonCT #CTfarms #CTfarmers #CTgrown #heartctgrown
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We know. There were a TON of farmers markets that are amazing throughout CT that we didn't cover this week. That's because we needed to get at least 8 hrs of sleep a night, but that doesn't mean you can't spend all YOUR waking hours exploring the wonderful farmers markets throughout the state! Check out the list put together by the CT Dept of Agriculture
And don't forget to vote for your favorite market. Both are links you can find in our profile!

#LocalFood #KnowYourFarmers #FarmersMarketWeek #LoveMyMarket #FarmersMarket #FarmerMarketsAreEssential #SummerMarket #ctfarmersmarket #ctfarms #shoplocalconnecticut #shopsmallct #CTgrown
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