The best way to understand sustainable food is to experience it. If you’re ready to pick up a fork and start eating sustainable food or simply a long term subscriber to the sustainable food philosophy looking for more sustainable food sources Connecticut has a ton to offer.
The state is home to many locally owned farms, organic farms, and community supported agriculture programs all practicing sustainable agricultural. Farmers’ markets are abundant throughout the state during the summer months and there are a few year-round farmers’ markets. There are also supermarkets, and small markets selling sustainable ingredients. Check out the dining in section to find sustainable food nearest you and the harvest calendar to learn what ingredients are in season.
If you’re looking to try out dining out sustainably Connecticut has well over 50 restaurants offering some sort of sustainable dishes. Some serve dishes made only of seasonal available food, while others serve only a few dishes made from sustainable ingredients. Several Connecticut farms and chefs from local restaurants offer farm to table dinners during the summer harvest season. The dinners offer the chance to dine on the farm while learning more about how a meal was created. To find sustainable ways to eat out nearest you visit the dinning out section.
Take a look at the resources section for more ways to eat sustainable food as well as links to learn more about sustainable agricultural.
The best way to eat sustainable food is know as much as possible about the food you eat, how it was produced, and where it came from. Ask questions. Does a restaurant use regional and in-season food whenever possible? Is the restaurant green certified? What percentage of a restaurant, farm, or market employees live in the community? What are a farm’s growing practices? Is the farm, restaurant, or market recommended by the Eat Well Guide, Local Harvest, or any other reputable organizations? What state was the ingredient produced in?
Eating sustainably is all about understanding what you’re eating.