The CT Department of Agriculture successfully protected five farms from development since the beginning of July. This includes two pieces of land owned by the Shepard Farm in South Windsor, The Polek … [Read more...]
5 days ago
Today, I visited two different dairy farms in Litchfield County. The Freunds made fun of me for feeling the most comfortable on their protected land 😂 They also showed me all the cool things they are doing with their cows and I got to see their robot feed the herd! And their robot milking machine in action!
My colleagues American Farmland Trust met me for the second tour around the Arethusa farm. The owners of Arethusa also are passionate about keeping their farm a working farm. They also produce award winning cheeses and milk. In addition to being mindful of the soil.
It was clear at both, we have some amazing dairy farmers in our small state who are trying to make a go at it regardless of the current challenges many dairy farmers are experiencing.
Thank you Freund's Farm Market & Bakery CowPots and Arethusa Farm for hosting us today! #nofarmsnofood #womeninagriculture #wedothisforicecream ... See MoreSee Less
Working Lands Alliance shared a post.
6 days ago
“If your heart is into it and you do it right, farming is a financially viable business and a very fulfilling life,” Yoko Takemura of Assawaga Farm says. “I would love to see more beginning farmers get involved, find their own land, start their own farms and feed local families.”
Learn more about programs available to help you get started in farming here: www.farmflavor.com/connecticut/connecticut-beginning-farmers/ ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
One of the best parts of this job is visiting the vast variety of farms across the state of Connecticut. Today we went to Phoenix Farm Certified Organic in Cromwell, CT and Fair Weather Growers in Rocky Hill, CT.
It was great to spend time with Senator Matt Lesser and State Representative Kerry Wood to discuss farmland preservation and farm viability in the state.
Thanks to all our partners and supporters that came out!
Great Meadows Conservation Trust Connecticut Farm Bureau Connecticut Department of Agriculture Connecticut Land Conservation Council Connecticut Farmland Trust ... See MoreSee Less