Click here for a pdf copy

CT NOFA’s Farm and Food Guide is about our nourishment, body and spirit, from Connecticut’s abundant and diverse farmland. Each spring, we pour over the entries, discovering new farms and revisiting the happy memories of old friends, barns, and fields we have fallen in love with over the years. The Farm and Food Guide is a reference, but it is also the story of our state, the story of our food, and the story of countless boots on the ground making daily contributions to the betterment of our communities. Enjoy getting to know our CT NOFA family of farmers, landscapers, members, and advocates. Cultivate your own commitment to an organic Connecticut by choosing locally grown food, visiting organic restaurants, supporting artisan food and beverage makers, and practicing organic land care. Your membership makes you a vital part of the protecting our local food-shed for future generations.

How to Use This Guide: Refer to the County listings and Business Member section to discover the rich food landscape in Connecticut. We recommend you also use this guide to:

1. Plan your food shopping by scanning for nearby farms, grocers, bakers, artisan producers, co-ops, delivery services and more.
2. Support those who support the farmers: visit restaurants serving locally sourced and organic foods.
3. Switch to a NOFA accredited landscape professional (AOLCP) for your home or commercial property landscape
4. Plan your spring and fall gardens with seed companies, nurseries, garden centers, farmers selling transplants, and businesses that will plant and maintain your organic garden.

Tips:

• Consider a CSA share from a farm near you.
• Plan your next agri-tourism adventure to a new farm, winery, brewery or distillery.
• Keep this guide and your reusable shopping bags in your car so you have them when you shop in new towns.
• If you lose CT NOFA’s Farm & Food Guide, check out our digital version online.

To request a copy, or box for your business, please email ctnofa@ctnofa.org with your order. The magazines are free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated to help with the cost of printing.

 

Connecticut NOFA is proud to participate in a partnership with Massachusetts, New Jersey and Vermont NOFAs in launching a three-year study of no-till organic farming across 12 organic farms in the Northeast.  Here in Connecticut, our research partners are:

Assawaga Farm,

Massaro Community Farm

SubEdge Farm

We chose our partner farmers (Alex Carpenter and Yoko Takemura of Assawaga, Steve Munno of Massaro Farm, and Rodger Philips of Sub Edge Farm) because they are each engaged in certified organic no-till and low-till work on their farms, and we wanted to represent a small, midsize, and larger scale farm working on the same challenge through differing approaches.  Visit our Carbon Farming Initiatives Page to follow the research as it unfolds and learn more about soil health and the power of organic agriculture in climate change resilience.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for live-time coverage of this crucial work.