I had been shopping farmers markets and buying local products for a long time. When I was a child growing up in Clinton, before we had large box super markets, I remember my mother would go to the butcher for her meat in Madison, produce from Fonicello's 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 love the idea of supporting our local farmers. I joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture - you pay a fee in the beginning of the season to the farmer and every week you get a share of their bounty) I think that is a great idea, my only problem with it was I sometimes didn’t get to the farm on time and lost my share or I ended up not eating all of the food I would get, we have some picky eaters in our house.

I created this business 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. I want to share this passion with you.

CTFFE is not a co-op, more like a personal shopper for my customers. I am fussy about the quality of the products I choose and I am willing to travel almost anywhere in the state to get those quality products and deliver it to your door.

I believe we have lost track of how our food is grown, where it is grown, 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 cost, what it takes to grow, process, package, distribute and stock those products? Most of our greens come from California. It's a shame because we have farmers in CT growing the same products. The problem for most of us has been access Farmer's Markets. The problem for farmers is producing enough to satisfy the mega-store's supply appetites.

It’s time for all of us to change that. For our health, to support our local farms, and to lessen the environmental impact on our planet.

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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