b'A Special Thanks to Our Farmer Advisory Committee Members Dear friends and neighbors,Kelly Caisse Susan Mitchell Libby TarletonKD Crop Farms Cloverleigh FarmRussos Roots Northeastern Connecticut is home to more than 90 farms that produce a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, Chaplin, CT Mansfield, CT Canterbury, CT dairy, honey and other goods for your enjoyment. It is also home to 13 farmers markets offering fresh, local and kdcropfarms@gmail.comcloverleighfarm@gmail.com russosroots@gmail.comseasonal foods.Robert Chang Cari Donaldson Betsy Molodich Local farms are an important part of our economy and vital to our regions unique character and quality of Echo Farm Ghostfawn Homestead Betsys Stand life. These small businesses employ local residents and support the rich agricultural fabric of our communities. Woodstock, CT Willington, CT Sterling, CT Working farmlands are integral to the scenic landscapes of Northeastern Connecticut, and give us places to robert@echofarm.orgghostfawnhomestead@gmail.commmolodich@snet.net connect with one another at farmers markets, farm stands, and agricultural fairs.Art Talmadge & Sherry Simpson Joe Orefice Nancy Barrett While things may look different as a result of COVID-19, the good news is that eating fresh, local food has become Cranberry Hill Farm Hidden Blossom Farm Scantic Valley Farm even easier. Online ordering, curbside pickup, delivery and other ways of shopping have made it convenient to Ashford, CT Union, CT Somers, CT find and purchase locally grown foods. Farmers markets throughout the region are open for business. CSAs also cranberryhillfarm@att.netHiddenblossomfarm@gmail.com scanticvalleyfarm@gmail.comcontinue to play an important role in access, allowing customers to secure fresh fruits and vegetables for the duration of the season. If you visit a farm, you will find the safety of customers and staff has been prioritized, Charlotte Ross with new systems for contactless pick-your-own and payment.Sweet Acre FarmLebanon, CT The opportunity to meet a local farmer is right outside your door! This guide offers up-to-date information charlotte@sweetacrefarm.com about farms that are producing food in Northeastern Connecticut and the various retail options where you can purchase their products.Thank you to our project partners at the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, The Last Green Valley, and CT Resource Conservation & Development.Jiff MartinExtension Educator - Sustainable Food SystemsUConn ExtensionVarga Family Farm Photo Credit:Joseph AbadCover Photo: Assawaga Farm, PutnamAll farms listed in this guide were confirmed to be in operation as of 6/20/2020. If any farming operation was omitted, or if there are discrepancies in the listings, we encourage individuals to contact rebecca.toms@uconn.edu so we can provide accurate informationStorrs Farmers Market Photo Credit: Molly Deeganon our website and in future editions of the guide. Thank you.2 3'