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 join our email list, you can sign up at http://eepurl.com/bkqw5b

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

Click here to view upcoming to events

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 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
    - Kris McCue has been a coordinator of a local organic food co-op for many years helping farmers make direct connections with consumers. She is 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 out our calendar at http://bfa.regenerativeag.net/CT/.

In 2019, we will meet every last Thursday of the month from 6-8 pm unless otherwise noted on our calendar of events.

Sunday September 29, 2019 from 5:00-7:30pm
@ Shepherd of the Hills Church, 7 Wescott Rd, Simsbury, CT [ map ]
Join us as Homesteader Monique Trahan shows how we can enjoy the bounty from our gardens and local farms all year round!

You can can - freeze - jam, but can you also cure (as in bacon!), dehydrate, ferment (as in sauerkraut and homemade sriracha sauce!), and make wine and cheese? Monique can and she’s going to share some of her homemade treasures with us and teach us how we can do it too.

Samples of her homemade bacon (cooked for us to taste) by pre-registration only. Be sure to RSVP!

Expensive taste on a shoestring budget? Using Monique's methods you can save money by making it yourself. Monique will share how with some items she saves $30-$200 by making rather than purchasing!

For added fun we invite you to join our Yankee Swap!
To participate bring 1 pint or quart of a home-preserved item that you’ve made. Can be pickled, jammed, fermented, dehydrated - all manner of bionutriently (is that a word?) food invited!

Come join the party!

Chapter meeting is free and open to the public, but donations always welcome to help with cost of supplies.
RSVP on our Facebook page or by email to hartfordbfachapter@regenerativeag.net so we know how many chairs to set up.

Additional details and further events to come. We will continue with gatherings on the last Thursday of each month...


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