The CT Grown Blog

Get Cozy With CT Grown This Winter — Bundle Up in Warm Sweaters, Stoke the Fires, and More

Winter is coming in Connecticut. While some CT Grown farmers are continuing their growing seasons and attending winter farmers’ markets, others have closed their farm stands until next year and […]

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Your Holiday Wine Guide from Connecticut Wine Country

Finding the perfect Thanksgiving wines You wouldn’t settle for just one course for your Thanksgiving dinner. So why limit your selection of wines?  Having at least three different options available […]

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Moving Inside: CT Grown Winter Markets Keep Fresh Food in Stock During the Cold Months

New Englanders are a hardy people, often stubbornly so. When cold weather arrives, we see no reason to give up the activities we’ve enjoyed in the summer and autumn. We […]

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Six Fresh Ideas for CT Grown Halloween Party Treats

An excuse to play dress-up, put up decorations, and eat sweet treats? No wonder we love Halloween so much. Halloween is also a great time to throw a party, bringing […]

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Out of Our Shell – It’s National Seafood Month and We’re Recognizing CT Grown Aquaculture

More than 31 million oysters were harvested commercially from 60,000 acres of shellfish beds along the Connecticut coast in 2019. For those keeping count, that’s about 9 oysters for every […]

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Farm Breweries and Connecticut Farmers: The Perfect Pairing

When you think CT Grown, you might not picture a frosty glass of local beer. Yet the boom in craft breweries has led to increased demand for local ingredients, which […]

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The Buzz About Connecticut Honey

September marks the time of year when honey collection winds down and beehives are prepared for the winter. The month is observed as National Honey Month, and we’d like to […]

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Find Yourself While Getting Lost in the Corn Mazes of CT Grown

Dappled sunlight.  Distant laughter.  The unique rustle of cornstalks in an early autumn breeze.  We wait all year for the annual tradition of corn mazes and every year, CT Grown […]

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Make CT Grown Food Part of Your Back-to-School Eating Habits

Brace yourself, parents. The whirlwind school day mornings are almost here. School days are often accompanied by a mad scramble to make sure your kids have everything they need, and […]

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Celebrate Farmers’ Market Week and Support Your Local Farmers

There’s no better time to visit your local farmers’ market — not only to support the farms in your community — but to also enjoy local, fresh and healthy foods and high-quality products available at affordable prices. And with more than 100 certified farmers’ markets and farm stands located throughout Connecticut — you are sure to find a great farmers’ market right in your community.

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Connecticut Agricultural Fairs — Where to Find the Fun

Discover our 2022 list of fun and exciting CT agricultural fairs and events. Happening in a town near you, enjoy family fun or a unique date night escape.

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Enjoy a CT Grown Pick-Your-Own Adventure

A meal is supposed to taste better when you prepare it yourself. So the odds are it will be even more delectable if you harvest the food for it as […]

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CT Grown Delivered Right to Your Home!

The first step to ensuring a healthier 2022 is finding a farm near you. Bookmark CTGrown.org in your browser for easy access to the freshest, healthiest meat, dairy, and produce. […]

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To Have and To Hold – The Perfect Wedding!

Do we hear wedding bells in the distance? If you became engaged over the holidays, congratulations! Right now you’re probably just starting your to-do list. Wedding planning season ramps up […]

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Soup’s On!

What’s the best way to keep cozy during a long, beautiful Connecticut winter? Soup, of course! Soup is very easy to prepare and packed with nutrients. The best part is […]

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Make this Holiday Season a CT Grown one with Curated CT Boxes!

Everyone loves the idea of buying “local” and supporting area farmers, makers, bakers and artisans—in fact, one recent study says 70% of us already do. Curated CT is making it […]

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Connecticut Wine Country

Enjoy a glass of wine by the fire or send someone special their favorite wine from a Connecticut Farm Winery! Through the long afternoon light of autumn, or the pink-blue […]

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Deck the Halls with Farm Fresh Decor

It’s not too early to begin planning your holiday decorations and how to turn your home into a festive Yuletide wonderland to remember. When you visit a local farm to get this […]

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It’s Eggnog Season

The weather is turning crisper, and the holiday gatherings are taking their merry place on the calendar. Bring a smile to everyone’s face by being sure to include delicious, all-natural, […]

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Plan Ahead to Snag the Perfect Tree

Ensuring a memorable time and getting the perfect tree this year may require some additional planning. Due in part to last year’s heavy demand at Connecticut tree farms, there are […]

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Avoid Supply Chain Shortages – The Shelves are Stocked at CT Farms

Does the sight of empty store shelves and news stories about supply chain bottlenecks this holiday season stress you out? Well, there is a solution. Buying from Connecticut farms and […]

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Shop local to prevent global supply chain issues from hindering your holidays

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 16, 2021 Contact Rebecca Eddy Murphy Marketing & Inspection Rep 2 [email protected] (860) 573-0323 CT Grown: Shop local to prevent global supply chain issues from hindering your […]

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Farm To Table Holidays

Bring the farm to your table this holiday season with pasture-raised turkeys, geese, or even quail from a local producer! CT Grown providers are currently taking orders for a fresh […]

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Enjoy a Foodie Trail This Season

Did you know the grapes and hops scene in Connecticut is thriving?  Farm wineries and breweries comprise more than 100 small businesses throughout the state and growing annually.   Be […]

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Five reasons chocolate milk is the official drink of Halloween

The night will soon be filled with little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating from house to house for some spooky sweet treats during Halloween.  One thing that parents don’t have to […]

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Fall Charcuterie Boards

Beyond basic cheese and crackers… Charcuterie boards are an eye-catching way to serve everyone’s favorites.  Make seasonal items really stand out – try pairing apple cider donuts with fresh cut […]

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It’s National Seafood Month

It’s time to celebrate seafood – and CT Grown has got the goods! Chilled oysters on the half shell, lobster tails bathed in warm butter, sizzling scallops wrapped in bacon […]

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Thanksgiving brought to you by Connecticut Grown!

Want to make your Thanksgiving table extra special this year? Get inspiration for your menu with pasture – raised turkeys, geese, or even quail from a local producer! Pair these […]

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Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree!

When the Thanksgiving table is cleared, thoughts turn to trimming trees and decking the halls. Picking your Christmas tree on a crisp November day is a tradition your family will […]

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10 things to do this Fall

Celebrate the Season with the producers of Connecticut Grown Visit a Pumpkin Patch Create memories that will last a lifetime with family and friends! Pick the perfect pumpkin to stack, […]

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