CONNECTICUT
TOUR DES FARMS

The 2020 Connecticut Statewide Tour des Farms!

As a program, Tour des Farms aims to move around Connecticut, ensuring diverse regional promotion. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, CT RC&D hosted a summer long statewide Tour des Farms event for riders to enjoy at their own pace and schedule. The event included eight regional routes, each featuring 6-10 farms throughout the state. That’s over 75 farms getting direct support from their communities!

Riders also received a few perks for participating! Riders who completed their Tour des Farms passports and submitted them to CT RC&D were entered to win a CT specialty food basket generously donated by Bishop’s Orchards of Guilford, CT, one of the farm stops on a Tour des Farms route.

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. View our full press release here.

View 2020 slideshow below!

The 2020 Connecticut Tour des Farms was Statewide!

*Registration closed October 4th. Stay tuned for next year's event!

This FREE event supported Connecticut farms all summer long! For 2020, CT RC&D hosted a statewide Tour des Farms event for folks to enjoy at their own pace and schedule. The event included eight regional routes, each featuring 5-10 amazing farms throughout the state. Riders practiced physical distancing while getting outside and exploring all Connecticut agriculture has to offer.

Resources for this summer long experience included:

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

Details for participants:

  1. Register online between July 1st and September 30th *October 4th
  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

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