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Farm Stands

Before there were Farmers’ Markets in every town on the Shoreline, we shopped the farm stands for our produce and pies. Despite the availability of farm fresh food everywhere, we have some favorite farm stands that we scurry to for specific goodies:

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Summer Cocktails

We like a fancy cocktail as much as anyone, but we also like to keep things very simple, especially when we’re heading to beach, boat or field.

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The Bird

Pressure-fried, turducken or organic - here's everything you need to know about turkey.

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White Gate Farm

Every time I set foot at White Gate Farm I promise myself I’m going to return weekly instead of semi-annually. It’s far enough off my beaten path that I don’t get over there much. But here’s the thing: it’s so worth the excursion!

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GMonkey Mobile

While I find a good hot dog irresistible, I’m also a huge fan of vegan cooking. Vegan chefs have to think out of the (butter) box and I find their food some of the most imaginative on the Shoreline.

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Food Trucks

My love affair with food trucks dates back to first grade. We had just moved to Cambridge and I found myself in a hulking, brick school with a vast and terrifying cement schoolyard, so unlike the teeny kindergarten I had left behind in New Hampshire. My brown bag lunch was the only familiar thing that

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Zest Fresh Pastry

After falling for Zest’s modestly sized, unusually flavored treats at the Lyme Farmer’s Market, I was happy to hear they had found a commercial kitchen and opened a brick and mortar bakery at the Velvet Mill.

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Zest Fresh Pastry

Typically, at the Lyme Farmer’s Market, I abandon my good intentions as soon as I hit the field (No wheat! No fat! Nothing but vegetables!) and head straight for Zest and their scone of the day.

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Celebration of CT Farms

My family traipses across the state every year to the CT Farmland Trust's annual benefit, The Celebration of Connecticut Farms. Why? Not only is it a wonderful cause (supporting the organization's efforts to protect CT farmland), it is my favorite non-profit event.

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