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Local Food

Support local agriculture!

CT Farm Fresh Express supports local farms and agriculture and has for all of it’s 10 years of operation. Agriculture preserves land for food production now and in the future. Additionally, it provides a natural habitat for wildlife to live in. When you buy locally grown food products you do your part in lowering the environmental costs and impacts associated with the transportation of industrial farmed foods. According to the Worldwatch Institute, our food travels as much as 1,500 miles on average from farm to table, consuming far more energy from fuel than food energy delivered. This contributes to global warming and rising food prices due to soaring energy costs.

Farming is not without its own environmental problems. However, organic farming encourages and promotes sustainable agriculture that minimizes chemical run-off, conserves water, co-exists with nature, and avoids the use of harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.

On our ordering pages we have specified the products that are farmers who choose to certify their fields with the USDA and then there are others that have farming practices that mirror the USDA regulations. Organic.org

You can clearly see when you shop on our site farm are labelled differently certified organic from grown in organic practices. We do our best to only support farming that is promoting sustainable agriculture and that is by definition “organic.” The government doesn’t like any one using the word organic unless they are certified with them but there is really no other way to describe the farming practice that has been used in our world since the beginning of our civilization. No chemicals, just good soil, seeds, sun and water - seems organic to me. You judge, these farmers work hard to grow us delicious fresh food, whether they are certified or not.

We bring the farmers market to your door!™

Locally Grown
Fresh & Delicious
Vegetables and more!

Local Baked Goods
CT Maple Syrup
Local Honey

Fresh Fruit
Dairy Products
Free Range Meats

Animal Friendly

Our farms oppose Contained Animal Farming Operations (CAFO) and are doing their part to provide a fresh and healthy environment to raise farm animals for consumption. They give them fresh air, water and gazing space and in turn they provide a quality product for our customers.

Locally Grown

Many of our farms are certified organic and others grow using organic methods, concentrating their efforts on nutrient rich soil to prevent the invasion of pesticides that can ruin their crops. Our food is sourced from many local sources providing a wide choice of quality products to suit many tastes and needs.

From our CT Farms to your door… DIRECT!

Working all the time? No time to hit the local farmer’s market? Want farm fresh all year round? We offer our service – FARM TO DOOR – all year long. We are out there gathering fresh local food to order for you. We are the link between you and your favorite farms in CT. Choose what you want and we deliver it!

Last year alone, almost $250,000 worth of Connecticut farm product was distributed to consumers like yourself by the our staff.

Look for our Harvest and Market Boxes they brings a touch of a CSA (Community Support Agriculture) to you, but in small quantities and without the upfront expense. We choose a variety of local and fresh products to fill our boxes.

My Passion and What Started All of This!

Deb Marsden
Hi...I'm Deb Marsden and I have been shopping farmers markets and buying local products for a long time. When I was a child growing up in Clinton, before we had so many large super market options, I remember my mother would go to a butcher for her meat in Madison, produce from Fonicello's (now closed) or Bishops in Guilford, because they had the freshest products. We always stopped at roadside stands as we travelled to visit relatives via back roads to pick up whatever was fresh that day.

I created CT Farm Fresh Express, LLC because I am passionate about preserving our farms in CT and because we have an abundance of wonderful products grown and created in this state that you should have access to no matter where you live or work. I would like to share this passion with you.

I love the idea of supporting our local farmers. I started my journey to creating CTFFE by joining a CSA, (Community Supported Agriculture) A CSA is a share program where you pay a fee in the beginning of the season to the farmer and every week you get your share of their bounty. I loved the concept and for most families it works great, but my problem was, I sometimes didn’t get to the farm on time or was away that week and my share was donated. Another issue I had was we ended up not eating all of the food I would get, we have some picky eaters in our house. It didn’t work for my family but it works great for many and its a great help to farmers, they purchase their seeds for the season with the moneys collected in the spring.

CTFFE is not a co-op, think of us as more like an online farmer’s market. You see what’s fresh and available each and every week. You place your order for what you want, when you want and we bring it to your door. It’s that simple.

We strive to find the freshest quality products that are available for you to choose from. We travel almost anywhere in the state to get these products for our many loyal customers who support these farms all year long.

I believe we, as a society, have lost track of how our food is grown, where it comes from, and how it is processed. We walk into our local mega grocery stores and pick from hundred, maybe thousands of products and do we really think about the environmental impact those products have, what it takes to grow, process, package, distribute and stock these products.

Did you know that most of the greens available in those mega stores come from California? Or that almost all the meat so nicely stacked in the coolers are from farms that abuse the animals in ways that would make you become a vegetarian? It's a shame because we have farmers in CT growing the same products and do it better and safer. I see the problem for most of us has been, one, finding a farmer's markets and two, finding a time to get to it while it is open. The problem for farmers, is getting all their great seasonal products to you, the consumer. That’s where we come in: We’re the missing link between you and the many farms we serve.

If you share my passion please reach out and support our local farms by either ordering from our website, ctfarmfreshstore.com or go to one of the hundreds of farmers markets across our beautiful state.

I am always available to chat or if you have any questions about the farms or how to order don’t hesitate to call us. The office number is 860-873-8760.
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