Tour Connecticut Agriculture
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Twice a year, summer and fall, this farm in Franklin holds a two day event called "Farm Days". People involved in agriculture are invited to give active demonstrations of working livestock using old farm equipment, such as this 1890 New Idea wheat bind. Wagon rides along wonderful vistas, a farm tool museum, food and a variety of activities are open to the public for a minimal gate fee.
Seasons come and go at this southeastern Connecticut sheep farm in Lyme. This particular farm is well known for its beautiful handmade wool blankets and clothing. The owners of this farm have recently started a new venture with a new breed of milking sheep and create wonderfully flavorful cheeses on the premises.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service, data for 1997 indicate that greenhouse and nursery crops account for 25.8% of Connecticut's agricultural cash receipts. Commercial greenhouses such as this one can be found in all corners of the state.
These tempting red delicious apples are a testament to Connecticut's orchard industry. Each fall a trip to a local orchard can be a pleasant and relaxing family outing. Many orchards allow you to pick your own apples thus ensuring the freshest product you could possibly get!
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