Our Mission



Connecticut Farmland Trust is a statewide nonprofit organization working to protect farmland from the constant threat of development. Keeping land in farms helps to establish a local, sustainable food system, supports our economy, and contributes to improving the quality of land, air and water. Our goal is to make working lands available to Connecticut farmers for the indefinite future.




Since 2002, Connecticut Farmland Trust has partnered with organizations throughout the state to procure agricultural easements on 41 farms. So far, we’ve ensured that over 3,000 acres of farmland will remain farmland forever, and we’re constantly working to save more. Click here to see a list of the farms we’ve helped conserve. 






Connecticut Farmland Trust strives for the highest standards in land conservation.

In 2012 we were awarded accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a national program led by the Land Trust Alliance. Accredited land trusts have demonstrated their commitment to national quality standards for nonprofit management and land conservation. The rigorous accreditation program verifies that the land trust has systems in place to ensure the promise of land protection is a permanent one.