Stars, Stripes and Sweet Corn

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Stars, Stripes and Sweet Corn

Choose CT Grown for the holidays

(HARTFORD, Connecticut) –Summer is officially underway as Connecticut farmers pick the first varieties of sweet corn in time for you to celebrate our nation’s independence this coming weekend. Whether you’re planning to invite friends and family over for a barbecue or heading to a campground or the beach, Connecticut’s farm stands and farmers’ markets have everything to fill your grill or cool you down.

“The arrival of sweet corn is always a welcome sight and a favorite to enjoy at family gatherings,” said Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt. “As you prepare to celebrate our freedoms on July 4, our farmers have everything you need, from oysters and burgers to fruits, vegetables, ice cream, even wine and beer made with locally grown produce. The diversity of CT Grown products available from the ground to the Sound is enormous and integral to our nation’s food security independence.

Connecticut currently has more than 90 Farmers Markets open throughout the state on various days of the week, providing an easy and accessible way to find CT Grown products from a wide range of growers. While going to the farm to learn more about their practices is interesting, many of the farm’s vineyards are open all weekend with tastings, shows, and other special events. If you go, be sure to download the Passport to CT Wine Country mobile app and start collecting stamps to redeem for the raffle.

Other farm events, including U-pick berries, hay wagon rides and tours with farm animals, also take place across the state. To find a farm stand, farmers market or farm store near you, visit

The mission of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture is to foster a healthy economic, environmental, and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting, and regulating agricultural businesses; protect agricultural and aquaculture resources; enforce pet laws; and promote an understanding among state citizens of the diversity of Connecticut’s agriculture, its cultural heritage, and its contribution to the state’s economy. For more information, visit


For immediate release: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Contact: Rebecca Eddy, 860-573-0323, [email protected]

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Edward L. Robinett