Learning that fresh is always an option

Abigail LaFontan teaches youngsters at Camp Kent about fruits, vegetables and farming in her garden at Emory Park. Photo By Elyse Sadtler

KENT — Summer is the season of warm weather, sunshine and, of course, fresh local produce. 

In Litchfield County, agriculture is still a way of life for some families, and the fresh fruits and vegetables they grow grace farmstands that range from roadside tables to elaborate buildings to actual stores.

Yet despite the abundance of locally grown fare, many people are not taking advantage of what farms have to offer, opting for the grocery store instead of farmers  markets for their weekly food shopping.

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