Looking for a Delicious Experience? Try Agritourism in Connecticut! Last Updated: August 2023

What’s better than knowing where your food comes from? Knowing how it’s made! Connecticut is proud of all the locally-sourced food that can be found in its communities. And now, residents and visitors don’t just get to taste the local eats, but they can see for themselves how it’s grown/made. Enjoy a few of Connecticut’s cool “agritourism” experiences for yourself.

Taste and Try

Experience a Hummock Island Oyster Tour in Westport, including a boat tour to the private island, shucking lessons and an oyster tasting. 

Tour Red Bee Apiary in Weston and discover the best way to select quality honey. Be sure to book ahead for one of their honey tasting "flight" and food pairings.

From cow to cone: take a self-guided tour of UCONN at Storrs Animal Barns then head over to their Dairy Bar to witness ice cream being made through an observation window (you can even see the cows being milked when visiting in the afternoon). Top it off with a scoop of their award-winning, delicious ice cream!

Farm Experiences

Enjoy a visit to a working farm and meet the furry and feathered residents of Flamig Farm in Simsbury.

Sample the amazing chocolates, and learn how to make homemade cheeses like mozzarella, ricotta, cheddar and more, at Thorncrest Farm in Goshen. 

Take a guided farm tour that includes animal feeding, collecting eggs, learning about organic growing methods and more at White Gate Farms in East Lyme. The farm also hosts several farm-to-table dinners throughout the summer and cooking classes are offered as well.

Visit the bison roaming the pastures at Creamery Brook Bison in Brooklyn, Connecticut, a leading provider of corn-fed bison and other farm products.

Go Locavore

For locally grown flavor with a dine-at-the-farm experience, attend one of Max’s Chef to Farm Dinners, held on various dates from June until October, or join the Dinners at the Farm series which takes place along the shoreline throughout the summer. 

You can also discover amazing locally-produced fare at any of these Connecticut farm-to-table restaurants:

Next Course?

You can find a list of all kinds of foodie experiences, from pick-your-own farm to vineyards on the wine trail, at the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s website.