CONNECTICUT
TOUR DES FARMS

Support Food Security

This year, in lieu of a registration fee, we are asking you to consider a tax deductible donation to the 2020 Connecticut Tour des Farms Program.

In response to the impact on so many Connecticut families, CT RC&D is donating the cost of staff time to organize this signature recreational event for your summer fun and discovery of Connecticut's farms.

100% of your donation directly supports local farmers and our communities who need it most. Through University of Connecticut Extension's "Operation Community Impact" and other Connecticut food security initiatives, local produce, food products, and dairy will be distributed to local and regional soup kitchens.

With food insecurity on the rise and farmer sales channels drying up, this donation effort allows everyone to help our local farmers thrive while keeping our communities fed with healthy, fresh food.

Our local food economy relies on your contribution. Thank you for your donations to this cause.

Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. (CT RC&D), is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. CT RC&D’s EIN number is 06‐0976326.

 

The 2020 Connecticut Tour des Farms is Statewide!

JULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30

Join us for a FREE event as we support Connecticut farms all summer long! For 2020, CT RC&D is hosting a statewide Tour des Farms event for folks to enjoy at their own pace and schedule. The event will include eight regional routes, each featuring 5-10 amazing farms throughout the state. Practice physical distancing while getting outside and exploring all Connecticut agriculture has to offer.

Resources for your summer long experience:

  • Printable Tour des Farms Passport
  • Ride with GPS Route Maps
  • Printable Cue Sheets
  • Customizable Tour des Farms Bib

Here's how to get started:

  1. Register online between July 1st and September 30th.
  2. Choose from eight suggested regional routes.
    • Litchfield Hills
    • Quiet Corner
    • Farmington River Valley
    • Central CT River Valley
    • Lower CT River Valley
    • Greater New Haven
    • Southeastern Coastal
    • Fairfield Region
  3. Start anytime. End anytime.
  4. Set your own pace.
  5. Enjoy the open road!
  6. Tag us on social media #2020TDF #BikeCTFarms
  7. Submit your OWN favorite routes to our TDF Ride With GPS Club page.
  8. Fill out your Tour des Farms Passport for a chance to win a farm-filled gift basket!

**Note that farm and business hours may vary due to COVID-19 precautions. Please refer to CT Dept. of Agriculture's http://CTGrownMap.com for the latest information on openings and closures. Additional information can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/DOAG/Commissioner/Commissioner/Farmers-Markets-and-Farm-Stand-Open

Registration is free!

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Questions or need help registering?
Contact Andrea at aperes@ctrcd.org

The Connecticut Tour des Farms Program is an annual bike ride designed to benefit and promote local farms, rural businesses, and the Connecticut community.