Photo by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Around Town This Week



     



























 

10 comments:

  1. I don't generally think of Connecticut as a place to grow potatoes but just learned the history of farming potatoes in CT dates back to the 1840s/50s.

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    1. Taters grow particularly well in sandy soil that, perhaps, one might find on the Shoreline.

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    2. Speaking of farming in Connecticut - from the 17th through the 19th centuries, Wethersfield was famous for its red onions.

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    3. I was just in Wethersfield a couple of weeks ago! Very interesting historial buildings and seed companies based there.

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    4. I used to be a Revolutionary War re-enactor and one time we did an event in Wethersfield that included mounted troops. That Saturday night, we all hit the town in our 18th c. clothing, and one of our buddies actually rode his horse right into the Old Town Tavern (now the OT Cafe) on Main Street. Hilarity ensued!

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  2. Connecticut has grown a lot of cigar wrapper tobacco. This is a crop with a high dollar value per acre.

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    1. I worked for the summer on a tobacco farm in Massachusetts, somewhere near Amherst. The pay wasn't much but I got to see a lot of interesting places. The tobacco was indeed for cigar wrappers and was grown under shade, same as ornamental ferns used by florists. It was 1964.

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    2. The Connecticut Valley shade grown wrapper is the world’s finest tobacco. Back in the day, it was always used to wrap best of the Cuban cigars. Alas, agriculture has fallen so far on the island there is not even enough tobacco grown to fill the local cigarette brands.

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  3. These are lovely photos...thanks! Best time of year!

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  4. Beautiful late summer-early autumn scenes: people soaking in as much sun and activity as possible, foliage starting to wane, colorful late-blooming flowers, harvesting root crops, gorgeous pumpkins, opening the windows for a good airing out. Splendid time of the year!

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