Local Chapters

Hartford, CT

This local chapter is located in/near Hartford, CT.
To contact/join this chapter, please see the contact info on the left.

To learn a little bit more about this Chapter and it's history, click here for an interview with co-leaders Kris McCue and Mark Cegielski.

Chapter Benefits & Projects: 
  • Mineral Depot
    - Take advantage of sharing reduced bulk shipping rates, and splitting bulk items for less than individual sized pkgs
  • Fedco Co-op
    - Reduced prices on bulk orders, BFA members receive highest discount level, non members can also participate and save
  • Monthly Chapter Meetings
    - Gatherings held 1-2x per month in 2 locations within Hartford County
    - Speakers educate on a variety of soil-health and food-health topics
    - Network with fellow regenerative farmers and gardeners
    - Meet local growers of regeneratively grown foods
  • Soil Testing Assistance
    - BFA offers special rate on soil testing via Logan Labs in Ohio
    - Support for interpreting soil test results and sourcing amendments, referrals to soil consultants
  • Food Co-op
    - Co-leaders Kris and Mark have been coordinators of a local organic food co-op for many years helping farmers make direct connections with consumers. We are enthusiastic to help others form new food co-operatives and buying clubs.
  • Discounts
    - BFA members get discounts for BFA-sponsored events and classes, soil and health books, and more
  • Sharing Resources
    - In progress is a lending library of books, magazines and dvd's related to bionutrient growing, soil health, minerals, soil testing, and more
Chapter Outreach
  • Grower and Consumer Education
    - Speakers at our monthly meetings address a variety of topics related to soil health, biological growing, and the importance of minerals to crop-health and human-health
  • Host discussions on food quality
  • Food quality research
    - Learn to use a refractometer to test food quality
  • Networking with Allied Organizations
    - Tour of farms practicing regenerative farming and remineralizing
    - Classes in growing and harvesting nutrient dense foods
    - Build relationships with local farmerʼs markets and organizations focused on the correlation between food-quality and human health-quality such as the Weston A. Price Foundation
Upcoming Events & Meetings: 

We hold regularly scheduled meetings and events. To see the latest, check us out at http://bfa.regenerativeag.net/CT/.

Next Hartford Area CT BFA Chapter Event:

The Hartford Chapter of the BFA and Holcomb Farm invite you to "Food Quality Testing with Simple Tools"
July 22, 2017, 12 Noon to 2 PM
at the Holcomb Farm CSA Barn, 111 Simsbury Road, W. Granby, CT 06090 (Down the street from the new large events barn)

Want to track the level of nutrition your garden plants are achieving? Want to know if the fruits and vegetables you purchase are likely to contain nutritional quality? Join us to learn how to use simple affordable tools called a refractometer and sap press (a.k.a. modified vice grip) to test for crop quality.

Get your kids involved! This is a great educational project for kids to work on this summer, and kids do like using new gadgets!

We invite you to bring fruits or vegetables, purchased or from your own garden, to test. Do not worry that you might bring something that will have low numbers. One of the lessons we will impart is the variables that we need to consider in order to understand the readings from the refractometer. There could be many reasons for a low reading. We will help you understand how to use the refractometer as one tool to guide you in your gardening and shopping pursuits.

Event free and open to the public.

We will have some refractometers and sap presses available for sale at our cost.
Please RSVP here on FB or by email at hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net

We also have a YouTube channel that we are populating with valuable information and workshop excerpts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8A7jrDaMQZxbjZTW60lcvg.