Much of Connecticut is farming country. Travel about a bit and you will find apple orchards; vineyards; fields of sunflowers; goat and alpaca farms that produce milk, cheese, and yarns; lots of farmers markets and pick your own farms and orchards.
Exploring the food traditions of any place is an avenue to that place's heart and history. Come, explore, and taste. Farm and food events can include dinners on the farm and farm tours; shopping at farm stands; and tastings of wine, cheese, and chocolate at Connecticut's many vineyards.