It\u00a0may come as a shock to some and humorous to others, but the vegetables you or your parents purchase in the grocery store aren\u2019t actually grown there. Those who appreciate the organic process in which the produce you enjoy makes its way to your plate might find interest in the local Laurel Glen Farm, which Randy Rogowski runs with a team of family members. Harvesting the crops many take for granted is Randy Rogowski\u2019s life. \u00a0'Farm Day' In order to raise awareness for the business and potentially gain more regulars, Rogowski and his family prepared the six-acre farm he inherited from his uncle, Peter Rogowski, back in 2012 for Farm Day on Aug. 27. The event provided both new and old customers the opportunity to tour the entire farm, taste dishes made with fresh crops, as well as meet the staff who keep the farm running. The farm is open Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 4. Laurel\u00a0Glen\u00a0Farm mentality Rogowski said he\u2019s always been the type to get his hands dirty, and he caters to the people who appreciate fresh produce. \u201cYou can just taste how fresh our crops are just by biting into a tomato,\u201d said Rogowski. The farm\u2019s most popular crop this summer has definitely been the tomatoes. According to Rogowski they were distributing more than 500 pounds each week \u201cIn school we learned about hydroponics where produce is basically mass vegetables to be more profitable,\u201d said Alex Recker who is a volunteer on the farm and the only person involved who isn\u2019t related to the family.\u00a0\u201cThey end up producing 40 times the amount of vegetables than you would in a field but they end up tasting bland. Here, we take care of everything we plant personally and want to assure our customers that we are putting out vegetables that taste as good as they can.\u201d \u201cWe literally weed, wash, and pack every single thing we grow ourselves,\u201d said Rogowski. \u201cThat\u2019s one of the differences about our farm. We work really hard to give you guys the best product as possible and I feel like it shows and you can really taste it.\u201d Managing more than six acres of farmland can be a handful, according to the farm\u2019s staff, but they all share the same goal of wanting to keep the business alive and continue to expand. Rogowski said he couldn\u2019t keep the farm going without the help of his staff and he is even working another job to help make sure it runs smoothly. \u201cWhen my uncle passed away I had to figure out how to make the business profitable and make it my career, because I always wanted to,\u201d said Rogowski. The farm also offers a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, which allows customers to purchase a \u201cfull share\u201d of seasonal vegetables, which helps the farm compete with some of the larger food providers. \u201cThey pay up front, which is nice because it helps us purchase the plants and supplies needed for the garden,\u201d Rogowski said. Recker said the farm already participates in Shelton\u2019s farmers market and looks to attend more in the future. \u201cWe\u2019d like to make our way to City Seed in New Haven,\u201d said Recker. \u201cThey\u2019re great because you can only sell what you grow, which eliminates a lot of the \u2018competition\u2019 who really just buy and resell products. A lot of people aren\u2019t honest and we are so against that. It\u2019s not really farming or fair. But it\u2019s business.\u201d Rogowski said this summer is the first year that the farm used a greenhouse to grow crops before planting them in the fields. Since this is only his third year running the farm, he said he is proud of the steps he\u2019s taken toward expanding the business so far. \u201cWe started out as just one little field,\u201d said Rogowski. \u201cWe\u2019re going to keep growing, though. Fall should be a good season for us. We have some delicious crops for everyone to enjoy.\u201d For more information on the farm or its participation in local farmers\u2019 markets email firstname.lastname@example.org\u00a0or call 203-305-9179.