Welcome to New Haven County
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New Haven County Farm Bureau is an active association of more than 850 members who advocate on behalf of farming issues with legislators. In addition NHCFB educates consumers about farming practices and the benefits of supporting a vital farming industry.
New Haven County, with its wealth of streams and rivers and access to Long Island Sound, has a rich farming tradition. More than 570 diverse farming operations maintain in excess of 25,000 acres in farmland. From fruits and berries and vegetables to greenhouse and nursery stock--New Haven County supports a "growing" business--among the top in the state. In addition, New Haven County supports dairy farming, Its access to Long Island Sound provides a thriving aquaculture industry, with more than 19,000 acres under lease for shellfish production. Farmers Markets and direct-to-consumer sales are a thriving part of the agricultural experience here. (Source: 2008 Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA)
New Haven County is involved in supporting every aspect of agriculture in Southern Connecticut, actively engaging in farm-city outreach programs, and agricultural education in the classroom.
New Haven County Farm Bureau is involved in supporting every aspect of agriculture in its 27 towns, Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Naugatuck, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Wolcott, Woodbridge.