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CT Farm Map  
A Guide to CT's Agricultural Destinations
       
  Map an agricultural adventure here! With a choice of over 200 destinations, you can discover an array of farms, stables, greenhouses and pastoral scenery. Taste some Connecticut-made ice cream. Wander through colorful local nurseries. Visit a nearby farmers’ market for the freshest produce and artisanal foods. Sip our Connecticut vintners’ award winning wines. Boost the local farm economy and enjoy the open space.  
 
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Agritourism Agritourism
Agritourism offers visitors a great opportunity for an up-close Connecticut farm experience. Visit a working dairy farm, enjoy ice cream made on the farm, or take a wagon ride at a home where the buffalo roam. Learn about agricultural history at a farm museum, enjoy a farm weekend at a bed and breakfast or travel along country roads and enjoy the scenic vistas.

Christmas Trees Christmas Trees
Enjoy the full, fresh fragrance of a Christmas tree at one of Connecticut’s Choose and Cut tree farms. Bring your family to take a hayride, visit with Santa and wander through a Christmas shop. Each tree farm offers a unique experience and traditions that you and your family will cherish. Many farms will allow you to tag a tree prior to the season and come back to cut it in December!

Farmers' Markets Farmers’ Markets
Connecticut’s 80-plus Farmers’ Markets offer a wide array of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, milk, farmstead cheese, eggs, flowers, shrubs, maple syrup, seafood, fresh meats, jams and jellies, honey and much more! Entertainment and special events abound! Eat fresh CT Grown—be part of the “buy local” movement and visit your local farmers’ market!

Farm Stands Farm Stands
Connecticut farm stands are the place to visit for a selection of products grown right on the farm. In addition to a wide selection of produce, many farm stands often offer specialty foods, honey, maple syrup, and other CT Grown products.

Honey Honey
Sweeten up your life with a little Connecticut honey! The honey producers in the state are a very important industry, helping all farmers by keeping bees, offering pollination services for our fruit trees and field crops. You will find local honey, honey comb, candles, honey cream and other fine products made in Connecticut all by a local beekeeper—and their friendly local honey bee!

Ice Cream Ice Cream
It’s always a good time for fresh, creamy CT Made ice cream from our local farms and the College of Agriculture. This is one of our new farm categories, so we hope you enjoy tasting the difference of our local ice cream makers’ fine products. Don’t forget—many stay open late into the fall—and some are open all year. Call ahead to be sure.

Dairy/Livestock Services Livestock/Equine Services and Products
Connecticut is home to a diversity of livestock operations, including horse stables, sheep and goat farms, dairies and a large poultry industry that generates a billion eggs per year. Some farms raise exotic animals or sell beef, other meats, milk, ice cream, artisinal cheese, wool and textiles.

Maple Syrup Maple Syrup
From early February through late March visit one of Connecticut’s many sugar houses and watch sap be boiled down into maple syrup as clouds of steam rise from evaporators. Syrup, maple cream and maple candy may be purchased throughout the year. Be sure to call ahead for hours.

Nursery/Greenhouses Nursery/Greenhouses
The Connecticut Green Industry, New England’s largest ag industry, offers landscape plantings, vegetable, flower and herb plants, cut flowers and other specialty crops. Spring and fall are prime landscape planting seasons, but visit year round to purchase plants and flowers.

Orchards
Connecticut’s orchards dot the state’s landscape, presenting the day trip connoisseur with picturesque hillsides of delectable fresh apples, peaches, pears, cherries and plums. Many orchards offer Pick-Your-Own fruit, hayrides, and farm stands full of other CT Grown produce.

Pick-Your-Own
To select the absolute freshest produce possible, visit a Pick-Your-Own (PYO) farm for luscious spring strawberries, summer blueberries and raspberries and apples, peaches and pears in the fall. Containers are usually supplied to you and then you can pick to your heart’s content. Bring the kids along — they will enjoy the picking (and eating) experience as much as you do. Always call ahead for availability.

Seafood
Enjoy CT Caught/CT Grown seafood on a year round basis. Connecticut has a rich tradition in the seafood industry. Shellfish such as shrimp, scallops, oysters, clams and finfish such as cod, Pollock and flounder should be a part of your healthy diet. Connecticut fishing boats dock daily along our shoreline and unload their catch of the day. So, make it a point to purchase yours today! You won’t be disappointed.

Wineries
Discover one of Connecticut’s best-kept secrets: beautiful vineyards and fine wines. From the western highlands through the central valley to the southeastern coastal region, the state’s vineyards produce diverse and exceptional wines of distinctive character. Glimpse the ancient art of winemaking while tasting the finished product.
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