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Vintage Properties in Connecticut Come Back To Life

  They were outdated, underutilized vintage properties in Connecticut and now they have come back to life. A farm that dates back to the 1600’s which was also the site of a 1940’s era airplane hanger, has become Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington. A 1950’s gas station near downtown Mystic, is about to open as a coffee Read more…

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Saving The Dudley Farm

James Powers is a history teacher at Guilford High School. Years back he was romanced by the Dudley Farm in the northern part of town. The centuries-old farm has been given to a local church and volunteer fire company. Powers jumped in with others and helped restore it. He then wrote a book called “Saving Read more…

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New England’s Last Rose Farm is in CT

Guilford, Connecticut is home to New England’s last Rose farm. Known as Pinchbeck’s, it produces three million roses a year. It was all but shut down in 2009, because of stiff competition from around the world. The historic 1920’s farm regained life when a friend of Tom Pinchbeck’s (fourth generation in the rose family) came Read more…

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Olive Oil, Ninety Years In The Making

Connecticut is arguably one-third, Italian. There are so many amazing Italian restaurants in this state of about three million people, and because of that, the olive oil is flowing here in dish after dish. The Chiappetta family of Norwalk, Connecticut is adding to that by importing it from their family farm in San Vincenzo La Read more…

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If It’s Sunday, It’s The Chester Market

If it’s Sunday and it’s summertime or early fall, the Chester, Connecticut Market is underway. It’s smack dab in the middle of this movie-back-lot kind-of-town along the Connecticut River. The Sunday Chester Market has the freshest of produce and meat and fish and there are artisans too selling their wares. From 10 until 1 in Read more…

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Wake Up And Smell The Coffee On The Farm

Carol Adams Dahlke, is cute as a button, no other way to describe her and she is a dynamo too. This mother of three who lives on Ashlawn Farm with her husband Chip, decided to one day start roasting coffee beans, that was about 9 years ago and the operation is at full tilt. This Read more…

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Roses for Autism

This beautiful idea was started by a father, Jim Lyman, whose son, Eli, has autism. He wanted to help his son and others grow in independence in the business world. In his search for just the right place to put his ideas to work,  Jim Lyman partnered with Tom Pinchbeck of Pinchbeck’s Rose Farm in Read more…

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