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
- Link to CT Fairs Association websiteAgritourism - 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!
- 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!
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 Grown Honey Producers
- Looking for local honey to combat allergies or simply enjoy with you tea? This brochure is sure to help!
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.
- Don't forget this CT Grown product that's available in March! Find a sugarhouse offering tours and demonstrations for a fun weekend activity.
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!
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!