Below are a list of links for more information on growing, cooking, buying and eating garlic and vegetables.

Connecticut – The mission of buyCTgrown is to bring Connecticut’s 4,000 farms and their various offerings – from ripe-to-perfection fruits and vegetables to wholesome meats, dairy and seafood; from sweet honey and maple syrup to delicious wines and locally-sourced dining; from hundreds of varieties of plants and shrubs to Christmas trees and wreaths – all closer to you, and in doing so, support local agricultural enterprises and contribute to the health and viability of Connecticut’s rural economy. – CT NOFA is the Connecticut Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. CT NOFA is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the practices of ecologically sound farming and gardening, and to the development of local sustainable agriculture. – To create a sustainable model of local economy, urban community, regional agriculture, environmental stewardship, and well-being through food. – State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture – University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System website. Providing practical learning resources to address complex problems of families, communities, agriculture, business and industry. – Farm Bureau is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to farming and the future of Connecticut agriculture.

Nationwide Resources

USDA Nationwide List of Farmers’ Markets – Find a list of Farmers’ Markets in your state.

Local Harvest – Use their website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, CSAs and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.

Northeast Food and Farm Network - The Northeast Food and Farm Network (NEFOOD) is a project of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG). It’s a place where people and groups from the Northeast can connect and work together to build a vibrant regional food system.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education – The SARE program helps advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. – links to Agriculture directory resources and information websites.

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners – Curious which vegetable varieties might grow best in your garden? Cornell’s Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners project compiles information from fellow gardeners to help you decide what to grow. You can even limit your search to just your state or frost-free zone.

The National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture – A nationwide partnership of diverse individuals and organizations cultivating grass roots efforts to engage in policy development processes that result in food and agricultural systems and rural communities that are healthy, environmentally sound, profitable, humane and just.

Cooperative Extension System – This site will help you find your nearest Cooperative Extension office. “The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.”