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 vineyards not only supports local, sustainable agriculture but can also help you make sure your holiday gifts arrive on time.
Did you know that Connecticut has 5,500 farms and numerous farmers’ markets? With so many producers to shop from, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect, farm-fresh holiday gift. From colorful alpaca yarn, award-winning wines, natural skin care products, fresh meats and poultry, holiday pies and baked goods, assorted gift baskets, CT Grown wrapped cigars, and so much more, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list. Many farms and vineyards offer online ordering and shipping or you can visit in person to pick up your gifts.
This holiday season, shop from local farms and vineyards. You’ll be helping to keep Connecticut agriculture strong while avoiding shortage issues. To find a farm store or farmers market near you, go to map on www.ctgrown.org.
From left to right, images from Stehly Farm & Winery. Middle image from Killiam and Basset Farmstead. Final image from Copps Island Oysters.