DOAG: Publications and Reports

Publications and Reports
The publications on this site are intended to assist Connecticut consumers with finding local products from Connecticut producers at farmers' markets, farm stands, and direct from the producer.
Producer related information such as the farmers' market guide, meat and poultry processing regulations, farmland preservation options, and reports to the legislature, among others, can also be found below.  If you are a producer and would like to be included in a publication below please fill out the corresponding application which can be found on the Commodities Brochures page.

Agricultural Fairs - Link to CT Fairs Association website

Agritourism - Farm Fun in CT - Great Autumn Adventures at Connecticut Farms! - A brochure targeted towards children and families alike - spend a fun-filled day on a farm at a fall festival, picking-your-own, enjoying a hay ride, and more!
Apple Brochures - Looking for a farm in your county to purchase CT Grown apples? Need a recipe to make an apple pie? Check out the Apple Growers brochure, Apple Growers listing by county and the Apple Recipe and Use Guide!
Certified Organic Farms - Prefer to eat USDA Certified Organic?  Check out which farms offer certified organic produce.  
Christmas Trees - Looking for a CT Grown way to make your Christmas cheery and bright?  Bring home a real, CT Grown Christmas tree!
Connecticut Weekly Agricultural Report  - A weekly publication that allows you to discover all that's happening with CT agriculture!
"Conservation Options for Connecticut Farmland" - (Link to American Farmland Trust's publication)
Crop Availability Calendar - (225 KB, 1pg, .pdf) A chart that outlines the variety of products available in CT during each month of the year. 
CT Agricultural Business Guide - (.pdf, 2.36MB, 108pgs)  Looking to start an agricultural business in Connecticut?  This how to, informational guide is a great resource.
CT Garden and Landscape Trail brochure - A project of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Funds through the CT Department of Agriculture.
CT Grown Honey Producers - Looking for local honey to combat allergies or simply enjoy with you tea? This brochure is sure to help!
CT Grown Meat Producers - Connecticut has its very own meat producers too! Use this brochure to find one near you.

Experience Connecticut Dairy Products - There's nothing better than fresh milk or homemade ice cream! This brochure will direct you to one in your area.
Economic Impacts of Connecticut's Agricultural Industry - (.pdf, 28pgs)  A study which ascertains and documents the significance of agriculture and related industries to Connecticut’s economy. This study defines the Connecticut agricultural industry as encompassing crop and livestock production, forest products, and primary agricultural processing tied to the state’s agricultural production.
"The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Connecticut's Dairy Industry" - (371 KB, 32 pg, .pdf)   A joint report (Department of Economic Development, Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the University of Connecticut Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics) to the Environment and Energy and Technology Committees, January 2009

Farm Stands and Stores Throughout Connecticut - With over 100 farm stands and stores throughout CT, you're bound to find a place near you to buy all your CT Grown products!

Farm Map and Farm Map Website - Looking for a place to pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, enjoy a glass of wine, go on a hay ride or shop for CT Grown produce?

Farmer's Guide to Processing and Selling Meat or Poultry in Connecticut - (1095 KB, 24 page, .pdf) - What are the rules? Who are the regulators? This guide is published by the University of Connecticut with contributions from the CT Departments of Public Health, Consumer Protection and Agriculture.  Download the word doc version: 167KB, 13pgs

Farmers' Markets  - (423 KB, .pdf)  - The ideal way to start buying local! Visit one of Connecticut's 100+ Farmers' Markets this growing season.
Farmers' Market Reference Guide - (2.22 MB, 167pgs, .pdf) - Looking to start a new farmers' market?  This guide will assist you through the process.

Maple Sugarhouses - Don't forget this CT Grown product that's available in March!  Find a sugarhouse offering tours and demonstrations for a fun weekend activity.   
Milk Regulation Board Study of the Connecticut Milk Industry - Report to the Environment Committee, April 2006 - (504 KB, .pdf)

Munch Madness: Survival Recipes for Basketball Fans - Cook book featuring CT Grown ingredients - (1,647 KB, .pdf)
Pick Your Own Farms - A great day-trip with the family! Find a farm that offers pick-your-own fruit and veggies, large and small!
Planning for Agriculture: A Guide for Connecticut Municipalities - (2,828 KB, 72 page, .pdf) a publication of the American Farmland Trust and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, funded in part by a Farm Viability Grant for Municipalities
Seafood Wholesalers - (27 KB, .pdf)
Vineyards and Wineries - Did you know there are over 30 vineyards and wineries in Connecticut? Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at a Connecticut winery!
Still can't find what you're looking for? Contact the Department of Agriculture's Marketing Bureau for more information at 860-713-2503!