From Salisbury to Stonington and everywhere in-between, Connecticut farms are calling you. Whether you are searching for the most authentic agricultural experiences or for the most sustainable option for the planet, whether you want to support the local economy or improve your personal connections, this book profiles the farms and farmers that will help you in your quest. Inside, you will find agritourism opportunities like local markets, festivals, pick-your-owns, museums, tree farms, fairs, and much more. You can sip wine at a hilltop farm winery or tap maple trees deep in a forest or ride with llamas on a pleasant trail. You can pick apples, shuck oysters, or just enjoy a gallon of freshly made ice cream. With this guide you will improve your relationship with the land, with your agricultural neighbors, and with your home.
Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki have co-authored several books about Connecticut, including A History of Connecticut Food and A History of Connecticut Wine, and both write for The Wayfarer, Estuary, and Edible Nutmeg. Eric is the author or editor of 21 books of travel, fiction, and nonfiction, including New England Nature, 9 Lupine Road, and Yankee’s New England Adventures. Amy is a poet and author of ten books, including Four Blue Eggs, The Comet’s Tail: A Memoir of No Memory, and Mouthbrooders. They are married and live in Hamden, Connecticut.