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Connecticut Farms Enjoying 'Incredibly Good Year'

The state commissioner of agriculture tells Produce News that fruits and vegetables are of "exceptional" quality.

Connecticut's summer crops may be coming in a few weeks ahead of schedule, but that certainly isn't having an adverse impact on quality.

The state's commissioner of agriculture, Steven K. Reviczky, reports that local farms' produce this year is "exceptional."

"It's just an incredibly good year," Reviczky told Produce News during an exclusive interview with the publication.

It was the that helped usher in an earlier harvest in the state, according to Reviczky, who, at the time of his July 11 interview, shared that sweet corn, summer squash and blueberries were ripe in the marketplace. Connecticut peaches and nectarines are next up.

If you're interested in picking your own, Jim Cameron says March Farm in Bethlehem has the .

Or, if you'd rather be served yet still support local farms, an event on Aug. 11 might be just what you're looking for.

The is presented by MAX Restaurant Group and The Farmer’s Cow, and it offers the opportunity to enjoy the state's bountiful harvest of farm fresh produce at a unique farm-to-table dinner while supporting Connecticut's farms.

“We are really excited to be hosting this event,” says Robin Chesmer, owner of Graywall Farms and Managing Member of The Farmer’s Cow, “It will bring a first quality restaurant experience out into the fields surrounded by growing crops and allowing guests to see first-hand where their food comes from. Plus, it supports The Farmer’s Cow mission to promote and preserve agriculture in Connecticut.”

More information about the event is .

You can also support the state's agricultural businesses by visiting your local farmers' market. The newly launched website .

What's your favorite summer fruit or vegetable? And what's the best way to eat it (got a recipe to share)?

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