Purpose: To learn how to buy/finance/rent farmland in Connecticut, build relationships between new farmers and established farmers, and work on a shared vision for Connecticut's farms.
Snacks will be served.
1:30 - 2:30: Farm tour. MEET AT THE FARM BUREAU AT 1:30 PM.Farm Seekers interested in visiting a small successful greenhouse/farmstand operation available for lease/sale in East Hartford can join us for a tour from 1:30 – 2:30pm. Meet at the Farm Bureau office (78 Beaver Rd. Wethersfield) at 1:30 sharp! and we will carpool/drive ourselves to the farm in East Hartford. You can view additional information about the farm by visiting www.ctfarmlink.org , click on Farmland for Sale; Case # 19-1299.
3:00: Farmland access training4:15: Break4:30: Network building session: map your network and connect with other farmers5:15: Food system visioning session: as a group, we will identify goals and ideals of farming in Connecticut.5:45: Wrap-up
If you like, join us afterwards at Hanging Hills Brewery (just up the road, 150 Ledyard St., Hartford) to continue the conversation!