Resources for Connecticut Farmers and Small Businesses

How do I protect my employees? Where can I sell my produce now that my farmers market closed? Is there grant money available for my business? Despite the pandemic we find ourselves facing, Connecticut has mobilized, and an incredible amount of resources have become available to farmers to help provide financial relief as well as business guidance during this difficult time. Below is a list of these resources as well as helpful advice on the laws that are in flux.

Firms Publishing COVID-19 Help Articles:
Carlton Fields
Day Pitney
Robinson Cole
Shipman & Goodwin
Wiggin and Dana

Additional Resources:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 This is the Connecticut government’s response to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Guidance for Connecticut Farmers’ Markets Farmers Markets are deemed essential activities. This document contains guidance for safe farmers market and farmstand practices.
COVID-19 Resources for Agricultural Industry Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s Resources for COVID-19.
Small Business and Nonprofit COVID Assistance Yale Law School Clinic has more than fifty student volunteers and several supervising professors who have capacity to assist Connecticut organizations in need.

Legal Guides Developed by the Hub:
What Farms Need to Know: COVID-19 Employee Sick Time and Leave As of April 14, 2020 this document explains what Connecticut farmers need to know about employee sick time and leave.
What Farms Need to Know: COVID-19 and Unemployment As of April 24, 2020 this document explains what Connecticut farmers need to know about unemployment insurance.

Please feel free to email us with any questions and we will do our best to help.