Monday, March 26, 2012

CT NOFA Goes to Ag Day at the Capitol

On Wednesday, March 21, CT NOFA attended "Ag Day" at Connecticut's Capitol Building in Hartford, Connecticut.  The state's various agricultural entities, cooperatives, organizations, businesses, farmers, etc.  We saw many friends of CT NOFA and made some new ones!
Exhibitors gave out pamphlets, books, food, seedlings, tote bags and a variety of other merchandise and information!
CT Farm Fresh gave out Apple Cider Donuts (delicious) and basil seedlings (which are just waiting to be planted in my yard!) You can see someone to the left has visited our table and taken a Farm and Food Guide and some salad!
Executive Director, Bill Duesing came to Ag Day along with some new staff (that's me in the middle), Melissa (our photographer) and old staff - Ashley Kremser, who now works for CitySeed. Ashley was tabling for which you should visit to search for local, Connecticut Grown products!
Board Member, Janet Heller, Melissa (who took the photo) and I served greens from Starlight Gardens and Bill's special local vinaigrette.
Myself, Melissa and Janet are pictured with the information we were handing out about GMO-Labeling. Were especially working to educate people about the Connecticut GMO-Labeling Bill and the Right to Know argument that consumers must know the ingredients in their food and how those ingredients were produced.  The Labeling Bill was voted out of the Environment Committee that same afternoon!  Check out our post about the GMO-Labeling Bill for information on action you can take to support the state bill and visit Just Label It to take national action!

Happy Spring Everyone!
All the Best,

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