Connecticut Grown online store now in operation by state

The state Department of Agriculture has launched an online store offering Connecticut Grown-themed clothing and other functional items.

T-shirts, polo shirts, baseball hats, coffee mugs, insulated tote bags and other merchandise featuring the Connecticut Grown logo are being offered for public sale for the first time through the website,

“The Connecticut Grown logo represents a diverse array of food and other farm goods raised and made in our state,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky.

“I have witnessed an increasing number of people wanting to visibly demonstrate their support for locally-sourced products and producers, and this store will give them the opportunity to do so,” Reviczky said.

Shipping available on most items

All major credit cards are accepted, and most items can be shipped. On-site pick up at the Department of Agriculture offices at 165 Capitol Ave., Hartford, also can be arranged by appointment.

All proceeds from the online store will be put back into inventory to help make the store a self-sustaining venture.